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After the snow falls, check out these top sledding spots in Queens – QNS.com

After the snow falls, check out these top sledding spots in Queens

If the weather forecasts for the weekend are accurate — and when are they ever not accurate (ahem) — the city is in for its first major snowstorm of the season this Saturday. Even modest estimates in the “World’s Borough” start at 6 inches.

So pull the toboggan out of moth balls, wax up the rails on the Radio Flyer and get ready for some downhill fun at these premium sledding spots in Queens.

Juniper Valley Park (near the tennis building at 75th Street)—Mention sledding in Queens and invariably this location is at the top of the list. Always well-maintained, the park is popular throughout the year and offer two year-round bathrooms.
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Forest Park (Mary Whelan Playground at 79th Street and Park Lane South)—Easily accessible from Glendale, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven, this park is ideal for the li’l ones, with its modest descents and seven year-round bathrooms scattered throughout.
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Crocheron Park (opposite Golden Pond at 35th Avenue)—This park offers something for everyone: smaller hills for the tykes; steeper ones for the daredevils; and a dog run for Fido.
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Lower Highland Park (Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street)—You’d expect a place with “Hills” in its name to be an ideal place for sledding and this park in Cypress Hills doesn’t disappoint. Located on a high plateau on the Brooklyn/Queens border, sledders are treated to breathtaking views of the areas.
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Astoria Park (19th Street and Shore Boulevard off Ditmars Boulevard)—One of the hottest areas in the borough also boasts one of the best sledding spots with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
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Kissena Park (at Metcalf Avenue and 164th Street)—East Flushing/Fresh Meadows
With a good sledding hill just east of the lake and a year-round bathroom, this park is a nice alternative to the more crowded sledding spots.
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Bowne Park (155th Street side of park)—Another location ideally suited for the smaller members of the brood, with a hillside of modest pitch and year-round bathroom.
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