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Sled Run and Ice Skating Pond


Notice: Parks and Recreation staff have discovered a natural spring, which has developed this winter at the bottom of the sled run. This has resulted in a large area of exposed grass during snow events, creating a safety issue. Please understand that safety of our park patrons is our upmost concern. We are currently looking at options to resolve the issue and will be closing the sled run for the 2014 season, until the problem can be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


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Pinecliff Park
8350 Pinecliff Park Road
Frederick, MD 21704

Park Map

The sled run and skating pond are checked daily by Parks & Recreation staff. To see if the sled run and/or skating pond are open, please call 301-600-6291. There are also open/closed signs posted at the park entrance.

Sled Run
The sled run is approximately 20 feet wide and 150 feet long.

The sled run is open as long as there are no areas devoid of snow (bare areas). Once turf is showing through or there are rough, icy spots or other safety hazards present, the sled run is closed. 


Ice Skating Pond
The ice skating pond is approximately ¼ acre and 10 inches to 12 inches in depth throughout.

The ice skating pond is open as long as the thickness of the ice is at least 4 inches and there are no rough, icy areas and no open water, standing water or other safety hazards.

Park Hours
On days where the sled run and/or skating pond are open, the park will remain open until 10:00 pm. The sled run and skating pond will be closed if unsafe conditions exist.

Facility Management
When the sled run and/or ice skating pond are open, they are managed by Parks & Recreation staff. For more information on these areas within Pinecliff Park, please contact Park Maintenance at 301-600-2353.