Sports lovers already know Borden Park in Rochester Hills for its soccer fields and baseball diamonds. However, when the weather turns colder, it’s a popular spot for the fun winter family activity: Sledding! The Borden Park Sledding Hill is perfect for families with children of all ages.
Whenever the snow flies, you can find families flocking to the park at Hamlin and John R roads. Families race to belly flop on a tube, double up on a toboggan or slide down on a saucer.
Borden Park Sledding Hill
It’s a great place to sled because kids (and adults!) of all ages can enjoy the fun. There is plenty of hill for everyone. Additionally, the hills big enough for daredevils and small enough for the timid (or small children and toddlers). Finally, the parking lot has plenty of room to accommodate Borden Park’s visitors.
The sledding is pretty bare bones though. There aren’t restrooms or other amenities like warming stations or concessions. However, the Hampton plaza isn’t far and there’s a Taco Bell and a Target there.
When using the Borden Park sledding hill, it’s pretty much a free-for-all. There are no designated routes down and up, so therefore should always be alert for people flying down the hill.
The best part of Borden Park Sledding Hill is that even when it’s crowded, you can almost always find your own slice of the hill to sled on.
If your kiddos don’t feel like sledding, then they can enjoy the basketball courts and a cool playground (and a Little Free Library that’s normally pretty well stocked).
The no bathrooms thing can be a bummer, especially if you bring hot chocolate and the little ones have to go.
But other than that, Borden is a great place for families with multi-age kids to enjoy some time sledding and playing in the snow.
Other Parks in Rochester Hills
- Avon Nature Study Area is a 102.5-acre park that offers nature trails, wildlife viewing, a pond as well as a gazebo.
- Avondale Park a park that features sports fields for rent together with a playground and picnic areas.
- Bloomer Park is a 200-acre community park. The park features sports fields, picnic shelters, a velodrome, trials as well as a play area. There is a fee to use this park.
- Earl E. Borden Park is a 143-acre sports park. This park hosts sports fields, batting cages, tennis courts, basketball courts together with a roller hockey rink. Sledding hill in the winter.
- Eugene S. Nowicki Park is a 340-acre undeveloped park.
- Helen V. Allen Park features softball diamonds on it’s 4.5 acres.
- Innovation Hills is currently under development. The park features a beautiful green space with lighted pathways together with fragrant gardens.
- Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is located along Stony Creek. The farm offers tours, special events day camps as well as weddings.
- Thelma G Spencer Park is a 113-acre park. The community park has an entry fee and features a beautiful lake together with a beach area for swimming.
- Veterans Memorial Pointe is a 5.1-acre park. The park features a granite monument, gazebo as well as a memorial pathway.
- Wabash Park is a small neighborhood park. Offers a picnic area, community gardens together with a small playground.
- Yates Park is located directly across from Yates Cider Mill. The park hosts several picnic tables as well as many fishing sites along the Clinton River.
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Certainly, check out some of the other places we have visited in Rochester Hills, Michigan. By the same token, you can find other sledding hills Metro Detroit. Likewise, you might find your next adventure on our list of our top ten favorite playgrounds in Metro Detroit.
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