The sledding hill at Waterford Oaks Park in Waterford, Michigan has been updated this year and I decided to check it out (under slightly less than ideal conditions) with the kids on a recent snow day.
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Oakland County Parks maintains the sledding hill at Waterford Oaks Park and have made some improvements on the sled hill in recent years.
The updated sledding hill at Waterford Oaks is steeper. It also looks like they put a slightly graded ramp at the top of the hill so sledders can get a good launch. The Waterford Oaks Park sled hill is over 320 feet long and 27 feet high. There are two walkways on each side of the hill for a safe climb back to the top. The sled hill at Waterford Oaks also features durable fencing that clearly outline the sledding area.
The sledding conditions were far from perfect when I took my kids but we were able to get a nice feel for the sled hill as the kids took more than a few runs. The sledding hill at Waterford Oaks isn't the fastest or steepest in Oakland County - it's more of a safe, smooth ride. If you're looking for bone-jarring sled hills in SE Michigan, you may want to look elsewhere. If your kids are in the 5-11 years old range, the Waterford Oaks Park sled hill may be what you're looking for. If your kids are younger than 5, there is no secondary or bunny hill at Waterford Oaks so you could always just go up half-way or a quarter-way.
While I don't think Waterford Oaks Park has the best sledding in Oakland County, one thing to keep in mind is the convenience. The parking is extremely close to the hill and the sled hill area is clearly defined and very safe.
Sledding at Waterford Oaks County Park
1702 Scott Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan 48328
Follow the signs to the sled hill parking lot.
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