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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Parks has set five locations for sledding after Friday and early Saturday snowfall. The list and rules are below. Louisville metro received 3-4 inches of snow.
DESIGNATED SLEDDING HILLS: • Cherokee Park (Baringer Hill, intersection of Alexander Road and Scenic Loop) • George Rogers Clark Park (1024 Thruston Avenue, behind playground, near McKinley Avenue) • Joe Creason Park (1297 Trevilian Way, behind Metro Parks administration building) • McNeely Lake Park (6900 Cooper Chapel Road, near Korean War Memorial) • Tyler Park (1501 Castlewood Avenue, on Tyler Park Drive side of park)
SLEDDING RULES: • Sledding is permitted on designated sledding hills when the "Sledding Hill Open" sign is displayed. • Sledding hills will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. as long as there is adequate snow to protect slopes; all sledding hills will close at 11 p.m. • Park vehicles only in regular parking areas to protect your car from damage. • No vehicles are permitted off the pavement in any park. • No alcoholic beverages are permitted at any time. • Those who use the designated sledding hills are doing so at their own risk. Bonfires will not be permitted at Metro Parks' sites, and sledders are urged to carry a cell phone in the event of an emergency.
SLEDDING SAFETY TIPS: • Only use devices designed for sledding. • Wear appropriate clothing - loose ends or flaps can easily get caught. • Sleds should contain a number of riders appropriate for the designated device during each descent. • Dress in layers, so you can remove one layer without risking frostbite. Several thin layers are warmer than one bulky layer. • Make sure you're with someone who knows your name and can contact family in an emergency; parents should remain with their children. • Don't drink alcohol before sledding - it impairs your ability to use good judgment and causes the body to lose heat more rapidly. • Check your path for trees and other objects before starting your descent. • Don't sled head-first or standing up. Good visibility is necessary during your descent. Don't face backwards, and make sure your vision isn't obscured by hats and scarves. • When climbing the hill, stay to the sides. Don't climb in the sledding path. It's important to remember that slopes can become very crowded during peak times.