MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The existing snow combined with the potential of more this weekend has brought the winter wonderland, known as Whitnall Park, to life. The flurry of family activities includes sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
"I actually showed up at 10 to get things ready for the day and people were already out here sledding -- probably a handful of people all bundled up and ready to go," said Bob Pousha with Milwaukee County Parks.
Transformed into a warming house, the Whitnall Park Golf Clubhouse, located at 6751 S. 92 St., will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, pizza, burgers, and other food and beverage items will be available for purchase. In addition, patrons may use the park from dawn until 10 p.m. daily–but without the amenities of the warming house.
"We have this warming house available for all of our patrons to come in after enjoying sledding out on the hill and we have a wood burning fire and hot chocolate and hot cider which is nice," said Pousha.
Sledding in the area between the clubhouse and Mallard Lake is available for day and nighttime enjoyment. The hill is lit daily, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"We've got a sled hill and we also rent cross country skis and snowshoes through our partnership through Wheel and Sprocket," added Pousha.
Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the warming house. Ski rentals are $25 per pair for the same day, $30 per pair for 24 hours, and $100 per pair for a weekly rental. Snowshoes are $15, $20, and $50, respectively.
CLICK HERE for more information on Whitnall Park’s Winter Wonderland visit
There are additional Sledding Hills throughout the county as well:
Locations marked with a "*" are also Lighted Sledding Hills for night-time fun. Daily, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
• Brown Deer, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd.
• Columbus, 7301 W. Courtland Ave.
• Currie*, 3535 N. Mayfair Rd.
• Greene, 4235 S. Lipton Ave.
• Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd.
• Humboldt*, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
• LaFollette, 9418 W. Washington St.
• McCarty, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave.
• McGovern, 5400 N. 51 St.
• Pulaski (Milwaukee) *, 2677 S. 16 St.
• Wilson Recreation, 4001 S 20 St.