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6 hills you can toboggan (thanks to the recent snow!)

tyandaga tobogganingThe City of Burlington has designated six locations that are safe for tobogganing.

They are:

  • LaSalle Park, east of the parking lot
  • Tyandaga Park, at hole No. 4, on west slope
  • Central Park, the hill northwest of Community Garden
  • Brant Hills Park, southwest of tennis courts
  • Nelson Park, east side of park, north of Centennial Bike Path
  • Lowville Park, the hill on southwest end of park.

The city offers these tips to play safely while tobogganing:

  • Toboggan during daylight hours, not when it is dark.
  • Toboggan when the hill is snow covered, not when it is icy or bare.
  • Check the hill and make sure it is free of obstacles and toboggan in the designated area.
  • Wear a helmet designed for winter sports.
  • Use a toboggan that is in good condition and has brakes and steering.
  • Avoid wearing scarves or any clothing that could get caught in a toboggan and cause injury.
  • Always sit down and face-forward on a toboggan.
  • Do not build jumps or other obstacles on the toboggan hill.
  • Walk up the side of the hill and leave the middle open for others coming down the hill.
  • If you fall off of a toboggan, move out of the way to avoid being hit.

For a list and map of safe tobogganing locations in Burlington, visit


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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