Winter Adventures

Sledding & Snow Tubing

There’s nothing quite like sliding down a snow-covered hill! St. Louis Park and Golden Valley offer numerous places to go sledding and snow tubing.

kids sledding down a hill

Snow Tubing

boy on a snow tube

The Tubing Hill at Theodore Wirth Regional Park offers fun for the entire family. Located just behind The Trailhead, this riding hill features a tow rope to bring tubers back up to the top of the hill. You bring the warm clothes, and they will provide the rest! The rope-tow typically runs on Friday evenings and weekends, but tubing is allowed during other designated times – just be prepared to climb back up to the top!

Please note that only tubes supplied by The Loppet Foundation are allowed on the Tubing Hill (included with your tubing pass). To ride the tow rope, you must be at least five years of age and 44” tall. Only one person per tube and riders under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Parking for the Tubing Hill is available next to The Trailhead.

Sledding in St. Louis Park

There is no shortage of sledding hills in St. Louis Park. Whether you have an old school toboggan, inflatable tube, or snow saucer, you’re sure to find the right hill to give you a thrill at one of our 10 parks.

For daytime sledding, check out Ainsworth, Aquila, Cedar Manor/Lake, Dakota, Keystone, Minikahda Vista or Wolfe Park. For evening sledding, visit the lighted parks of Browndale, Louisiana Oaks or Oak Hill. The lights typically turn on around 4:30 pm and turn off at 8:45 pm. As a bonus, Browndale and Oak Hill Parks include warming houses.

Sledding in Golden Valley

two children sledding down a hill on a plastic sled

Golden Valley offers four sledding hills. Theodore Wirth Park (North Wirth) offers some of the best tubing in the area, as well as a large sliding hill for toboggans, plus world-class cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. Scheid Park and Wesley Park both include warming houses, as well as skating rinks and lighted walkways and trails. Wildwood Park is another popular spot.