Grab the sled and head out to one of these area sledding hills!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The city offers great options for sledding and ice skating this winter season.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published Jan. 14, 2011, on Waukesha Patch. You've shoveled and snow-blowed, salted and cleared the walkways. You've done enough of the work that comes with winter, now give yourself a break and enjoy some of the fun that comes with it. Sledding and ice skating are two activities that are not only great fun, but also provide the exercise (but don't tell the kids that) most of us are lacking during these cold months. And the City of Waukesha's Lowell Park, 2201 Michigan Ave., has some great options for both. For starters, the park offers a great sledding hill, said Mona Bauer, the city's customer and administrative services manager. "We also have a wonderful toboggan run (at Lowell Park)," she said…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Check out these sledding hills in Waukesha County and the surrounding area.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Two chances exist for our first 'real snow' of the season and include a potential for 4-6 inches on Sunday, but meteorologists say confidence is not high, which means a record for snowless days could be set instead.
Records are made to be broken, and our snow-less streak could break the old record (set in 1999) of 279 consecutive days without a measurable snowfall. As of Thursday, the Milwaukee area has gone 277 days since the last day with measurable snow, which is the 3rd longest streak on record. The last time Milwaukee had measurable snow was on March 4, 2012, when 0.9 inch was measured. For many, that's good news. However, don't get too comfortable. While we could be able to add more days to the streak and tie for 2nd place on Friday (278 days, previously set in 1908) the next chance for some snow also comes on Friday night. So far, meteorologists have been tap dancing a bit, and downplay the precipitation to come on Friday to be 'rain events…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Gentle hill or need for speed, the Milwaukee area has a sledding spot for everyone.
So you say you are ready for lots of snow and outdoor fun. Well, bundle up, get your sleds, saucers and toboggans ready and bring it on! Whether you’re looking for the thrills of doing down a more challenging sledding hill or if you want to bring the little ones for some winter fun on a gentler slope, there are plenty of great sledding and tobogganing options available in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout southeast Wisconsin. Patch has you covered with the following listing of favorite sledding hills in our area: Whitnall Park – Hales Corners The main hill at Whitnall Park, 5879 S. 92nd St., near the Boerner Botanical Gardens, comes highly recommended by local residents and is located right next to the golf course clubhouse. This …