CORTLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – After several delays over the past two years, Cortland will finally have a public sledding hill.
The ribbon was cut Wednesday afternoon for the new Eastlake MetroPark sled hill off of North Mecca Street (Route 46).
“There’s not a lot of elevation…in Trumbull County until you get over the PA line, so people are looking for a place to sled ride,” said John Brown, with Trumbull MetroParks.
The city and Trumbull MetroParks worked together to get the hill ready after some setbacks last winter.
The steep hill will be finished in time for winter, thanks to a donation from Miller-Yount Paving and dirt from Lakeview Schools.
Brown says it should be a safe alternative to other locations in northern Trumbull County.
“In Warren, at Packard Park, kids sled ride and they used to at the dam, but we’re trying to get people away from doing that to a more safe area here.”
Snow is expected in the next couple of days, so Cortland kids should get their sleds ready.
The new hill has a paved parking lot and restrooms.