Best Sledding in OKC
It's 2021 and the first thing kids saw was snow outside their windows. Then came the kids asking their parents to take them sledding. I know this because this is exactly what happens to us every time it snows, which isn't often in Oklahoma City.. If you're from out-of-state and don't know where the best spots are, you've come to the right place. From a local's perspective, we always go first thing in the morning with the fresh powder because if there's one thing you should know, the snow doesn't stay long. A Native Okie, Will Rogers even said, “If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it'll change".
With that in mind, grab your sleds, snowboards, laundry baskets, cardboard boxes, etc and check out our 5 favorite places to sled across the metro. Photos courtesy of Justin Coleman, of Oklahoma City. We recommend not just day time sledding but also night time sledding. For tips on where to get sleds and snow gear, see the bottom of the post.
1. Lightning Creek Park
Lightning Creek is located in South Oklahoma City at 8198 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139. For the map click here.
2. Scissortail Park
Scissortail Park is located south of Downtown Oklahoma City at 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. For the map, click here.
3. Lyons Park
Lyons Park (aka OKC Crusaders Rugby Pitch) is located on the West border of the City's Urban Core just East of Will Rogers Park in North Oklahoma City at 3529 N Independence, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. For the map, click here.
4. Douglas Park
Douglas Park is located centrally in Oklahoma City on the outskirts of the Urban Core just West of i-235 at 500 NW 47th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. For the map, click here.
5. Lake Hefner
This area is part of Lake Hefner and owned by the City of Oklahoma City. It is located across the street to the South of the Lighthouse Sports, Fitness and Health/Lighthouse Bar, so we will use that address, 3333 W Hefner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 For the map, click here.
We have a couple of sleds that we got from Ace Hardware years ago. A few local places we recommend going to include Sun & Ski Sports in the Village, Dick's Sporting Goods, and REI Coop. If no luck there, I've gotten some tractor tubes from different tire shops around the city. There are a lot of tire shops along NW 10th St, but we recommend you call them first to see if they have any.
Enjoy the sledding!