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« on: December 12, 2008, 10:20:07 AM »

Anyone know of a decent lighted sled hill in the communities that surround Palos?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 11:03:07 AM »


I saw that one.  Most of them listed are on CCFPD property and closed at sunset.

I personally know of a few sled hills by me that are open after dark that are not listed there.  I am hoping that someone who lives nearby (say within 10 miles of Palos) would let me in on their secret sled hill stash.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 02:52:09 PM »

Is Church Hill on 107th lit?  I think it might be...
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 06:59:47 AM »

In a moment of snowboarding desparation a few years back, I brought my board out to Bullfrog and rode the Grass Hill....once.  The grade isn't really steep enough to get any speed if there's too much snow...and, even though I'm a guy who LOVES to ride uphill...trudging back up that sucker in the snow just ain't worth it, imho.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 12:38:48 PM »

I went there today and there's sign everywhere that say no sledding and no snowboarding.  Should I disregard that?

I hear there is sledding at pioneer woods and where the toboggan slides used to be...
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 09:08:23 AM »

You have GOT to be kidding me.

Raise your hands if you think this video and the clearly unabashed enthusiam of its participants in any way justifies the $900,000 cost of demolishing the toboggan slides?

I'd MUCH rather take a sled ride on the line of a graph charting the deficit level achieved by the Cook County govt.  THAT would be scary.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 09:53:53 AM »

The $900,000. Was for the demolition for all the slides in Cook County and the rebuilding of the sled hill at Swallow. I think part of it was the slides were hard to manage and staff, never knowing when snow will hit, plus the liability factor with the slides. Not trying to justify the price tag, but to our benefit it does show that CCFPD is interested in recreation. That can only help our cause.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 10:25:34 AM »



Really? I like sledding.

Maybe we should check it out before the board meeting on Friday evening.
Anyone interested? I have a few extra sleds if anyone needs one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 10:42:38 AM »

I'll be driving as fast as I can from work to the board meeting, wish I could go sledding
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 11:11:47 AM »

Privatization of the slides would have saved them.  Think about it...a couple snowmakers and a cafeteria at the bottom and those things would've RAKED it in.  I was there the last day they were officially open...had to wait 45 minutes just to go down one time!  The sled hill is like a band-aid on the gaping wound of incompetence that relegated the slides out of existance.  I've probably spent more time than most out there running those stairs AND the slides and I miss them. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 11:56:41 AM »

Privatization of the slides would have saved them.  Think about it...a couple snow makers and a cafeteria at the bottom and those things would've RAKED it in.  I was there the last day they were officially open...had to wait 45 minutes just to go down one time!  The sled hill is like a band-aid on the gaping wound of incompetence that relegated the slides out of existence.  I've probably spent more time than most out there running those stairs AND the slides and I miss them.  
Its not that I don't miss them. I grew up four miles from there. We would be there everyday, got to know the guys. They would let us go at the same time so we could race down and see who got under the bridge first. I'm not big on privatizing things on public lands, but that probably could have worked. Whats done is done. I'm just trying pull out the positive.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 12:02:27 PM »

"I'm just trying pull out the positive."

And I'm just turning the negative dial up to "11."   
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 01:02:25 PM »

Is that Stan?

(seriously, tho...I remember the bridge)
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 02:51:50 PM »

Poor Stan. He is always the butt of a joke that has anything to do with the first half of the 20th century.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 06:32:21 PM »

Poor Stan. He is always the butt of a joke that has anything to do with the first half of the 20th century.
Dont feel bad for me. If you punks are lucky, maybe you'll  get a few more years in.
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