sledding-girlSnow Day! Time to embrace our wintry white small wonderland and take advantage of all the rad sledding hills in North Delaware, New Castle County.  So bundle up, grab your sled or tube and get ready to shred, ride and cruise down some of the most happening public slopes that North Delaware has to offer. Here’s our Top 6!


Rockford Park

Wilmington’s State Park located off Park Drive offers incredible slopes wide enough for the masses just above dog park. Just below Rockford Tower and the tennis courts.

Monkey Hill

The Brandywine Zoo’s Monkeys may be away on hiatus after the Monkey House tree damage but the infamous Monkey Hill just behind remains one of the most highly rated steep sledding slopes of City Locals. The “sledding mecca”  and/or “suicide hill”, we hear. Located on North Park Drive in Wilmington adjacent to the Zoo.

Rockwood Park


Located just North of the city limits of Wilmington on Washington Street Extension, Rockwood sits on 72 acres of hills – you can’t miss the bustle of activity.

Brandywine Creek State Park

This 953 acre park off Rt 100 in North Wilmington, is host to wide open fields and the 200 yard Big Hill is located on the right as you enter the main parking lot. Plenty of adventure to be had here.

Glasgow Park

A crown jewel of NCC parks located at Rt 40(Pulaski Hwy) and Rt 896. You’ll find the the Big Hill located near the East entrance. Follow the gravel path to the summit for a better view. Nicknamed “Bear Mountain”, these broad slopes are ideal for winter sledding fun.  This massive sledding hill has even been claimed as possibly the biggest in all of Delaware.

Shallcross Lake

Located just 3+ miles from Middletown with long sweeping slopes down to the base of the lake.

Other NDH FAN Favorites

  • Valley Garden Park – Campbell Rd(Rt 82), Greenville
  • Three Little Bakers – Off Skyline Drive, Pike Creek
  • Pike Creek Christian School – Polly Drummond Rd, Pike Creek


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