The biggest downfall the city has seen in years brings the perfect weather for holiday fun – sledding, building a snowman, or a snowball fight. Snowfall came racing down at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour, with Brooklyn getting anywhere between 6-12 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
“The amount of snow we saw in the last 24 hours was the most we’ve seen since January 2016,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in today’s City Hall. He went on to say that we shouldn’t see more snowfall after 1 p.m. today. In the usual slide show, it says the best place to stay his home but brave Brooklynites braced the cold weather at the best sledding spots throughout Brooklyn.
With the weather being around 31 degrees today, sledding may be the best way to warm you up. NYC Parks is encouraging people throughout the city to bundle up and go for a joy ride down one of the many sledding hills throughout Brooklyn, wearing a mask to go along with your gloves.
Take a break — go sledding in the park! ❄️ Check out our best slopes: https://t.co/FZn1EktgGr.
When you’re out in our parks, make sure you wear a mask and socially distance from other families! pic.twitter.com/mFuhpKif8I
— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) December 17, 2020
Wondering where to go? Here are sledding locations in Brooklyn:
- Fort Greene Park: Interior of the park at Willoughby Avenue
- Highland Park: Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue
- Hillside Park: Columbia Heights between Middagh and Vine streets
- Lincoln Terrace Park: Between Buffalo and Rochester avenues, adjacent to Eastern Parkway service road
- McKinley Park: Fort Hamilton Parkway and 75 Street
- Owl’s Head Park: Colonial Road and 68 Street
- Prospect Park: Near the Tennis House at Prospect Park West and 9th Street
- Shore Road Park: Shore Road and 97 Street
- Sunset Park: Interior of the park between 42nd and 43rd streets
There are other places to go sledding throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island as well.