301 E. Talmage St., Springfield, 417-837-5900
Doling Park has a variety of sloping gradients, which is good news depending how skilled you are or how brave you’re feeling. And the nearby Doling Family Center helps make things accessible. There’s just one downside—Doling Park is home to a lot of trees, so keep your wits about you and your eyes open to avoid any accidents.
635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, 417-866-7444
Jordan Valley Park offers a steep slope for sledding that’s not far from the intersection of S. John Q Hammons Parkway and East Trafficway Street. This spot is great if you want to keep things convenient, since you’re not too far from downtown when you’re done or if you just want to take a break from the cold.
5324 S. Kissick Ave., Springfield, 417-891-1550
Lake Springfield Park has plenty of sloping hills for sliding down, with the Hilltop Pavilion being one of the most popular. Keep in mind that the park gate is locked if snow is especially bad, but the area is still open and accessible. Just be careful (and sensible). If you have questions contact the Park Board directly.