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Park district offers ice skating, sledding during winter months

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 1:15 p.m. CDT

CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District offers both outdoor ice skating and sledding throughout the winter months, depending upon weather conditions and other factors. 

There are ice rinks available at both the Hosek Park and Prospect Park tennis courts, which may be open and serviced with lights until 10 p.m. each night. When the rinks are open, the main gate will be unlocked and an "open" sign will be posted near the rink.

Lighting systems will operate with the push of a button, which is operational after dark. The Clarendon Hills Park District's park maintenance staff generally requires about five days of temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit to form both a good ice base and surface. 

Parents are reminded that the rinks are not monitored, and that families are asked to supervise children using the ice rinks.

With adequate snow cover, the Prospect Park Sled Hill and the J. Willis Haythorn Sled Hill at Park Avenue Park are a destination for seasonal fun.

The hills are not monitored, so parents are responsible for the supervision of children sledding on Clarendon Hills Park District hills. Families are reminded to use the designated walkway on each of the sled hills to walk back up, and to always be aware of other sledders. Both sled hills close at dusk.

All outdoor winter activities at the Clarendon Hills Park District are free of charge.     

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