Cities consider sledding bans
Many local governments have played with the idea of banning sledding, according to the Kansas City Star on February 16, in order to protect the safety of residents and prevent large lawsuits.
Just this January, city council members in Dubuque, Iowa voted to ban sledding in 48 of the city’s 50 public parks and mete out a $750 penalty on those who commit the offense.
Other cities that have also instituted the same protocols are Montville, New Jersey; Lincoln, Nebraska; Columbia City, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; and Paxton, Illinois. In Paxton, officials even took away constructed sledding mounds. Other cities have mandated helmets or other safety measures.
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