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Sled Safely this Season

When the first snow falls this year, kids will undoubtedly beg to dig out the sled and visit the popular sledding hill near the intersection of Castle Pines Parkway and Monarch.

The open space at this location is the perfect sledding spot – – a great hill and lots of space for multiple sledders.

The sledding hill is, however, adjacent to two busy streets. Kids waiting to load their sleds often stand on the sidewalk, just a few feet from cars speeding down Castle Pines Parkway.

Please be aware that this danger exists, and make sure children are supervised by an adult at all times when using this particular hill for sledding. Drivers are encouraged to drive the speed limit on Castle Pines Parkway and to use caution when traveling near the sledding hill, especially if ice and snow are on the roadway.

Other Important Sledding Safety Tips:

Sled only in areas free of fixed objects such as trees, posts, and fences.

Make sure that all children in sledding areas are supervised by parents and/or adults.

Make sure kids are in a forward-facing position, but do not sled head-first down a hill.

Do not sled on slopes that end in a street, drop-off, parking lot, river, or pond.

Children under age 12 should sled wearing a helmet.

Wear layers of clothing for protection from injuries.



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