LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Parks and Recreation will open hills in seven parks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. when snow accumulation reaches 2 to 3 inches.
Officials say as long as the hills have adequate snow coverage, they will be open.
However, park-goers are asked not to attempt sledding when hills are closed because sledding on slopes that lack coverage will cause turf damage.
How can you tell if it safe for sledding?
Officials said their rule of thumb is that if the blades of grass are poking through the snow cover, it’s not safe to sled.
Sledders are cautioned to be safe and mindful of other sledders using the same hill.
- Cherokee Park (Baringer Hill, the intersection of Alexander Road and Scenic Loop)
- Joe Creason Park (Trevilian Way, across from Louisville Zoo).
- George Rogers Clark Park (1024 Thruston Avenue, behind the playground, near McKinley Avenue)
- McNeely Lake Park (6900 Cooper Chapel Road, near Korean War Memorial)
- Tyler Park (1501 Castlewood Avenue, on Tyler Park Drive side of the park)
- Charlie Vettiner Park (5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Road, near Easum Road entrance)