Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department wishes to advise the public that Hanbury Hill and Brandon’s numerous other sledding hills are open for public use this winter season.
Located just off Braecrest Drive in Sir Winston Churchill Park, Hanbury Hill is a toboggan hill that all ages can enjoy. Hanbury Hill’s warm-up gazebo is now open from the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., while decorative lighting and flood lighting is turned on each evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the duration of the season.
Other toboggan hills available for public use include ones in Rideau Park and at the Wheat City Golf Course, while smaller sliding hills include the 34th Street & Cherry Crescent Sliding Hill and the Parkdale Park Sliding Hill. Families are encouraged to enjoy these free winter recreation offerings; however, the City of Brandon would note that all are unsupervised areas.
Work by Community Services staff to prepare Brandon’s popular outdoor skating oval along McGregor Avenue will begin once winter temperatures become more consistent, with the department working towards a tentative opening date for the week prior to Christmas. Meanwhile, more snow cover will be needed for crews to begin tracking the cross-country ski trails at the Wheat City Golf Course.
For more information on public winter activities provided by the City of Brandon’s Community Services Department, call 204-729-2148.