Is a snow day on the way? Another spot for good sledding can be found at Leesburg’s Ida Lee Park. When most locals think of Ida Lee Park, they imagine the exapansive rec center, indoor pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and sports fields. All well and good but Ida Lee Park is also home to acres of wide-open gently rolling hills that provide perfect spots for sledding on snowy days. The best way to access the sledding hills on this preserved former-farm land is to head to the backside of the park via Old Waterford Road. From King St. in Leesburg, head west on North Street to Old Waterford Road. Pass the Rust Library on the right and continue to the gravel parking lot on the right. A short walk up the path, or the hill takes you to perfect sledding spot.
As one might imagine, this area is not only good in winter but all during the year. Paved walking paths meander through the unspoiled acreage of Ida Lee Park and the land is maintained by the park as wide-open space so it is a perfect spot for kite flying come the windy days of March and April.