Outdoor Sledding, Ice Skating & Fishing

Flag System smallDuring the winter, sledding, ice skating and fishing are permitted in selected parks from sunrise to sunset, following an open/close flag system. Important: Supervisors are not on duty at any of the ice rinks or sled hills. If you observe individuals on a pond when a red flag is flying or that does not have a flag system, please call 911 immediately.

Flag System for Ice Skating/Fishing:

RED FLAG indicates weather conditions are unsafe. No skating or fishing is permitted. Ice must be at a specific thickness and condition in order to be safe.
YELLOW FLAG indicates skating or fishing is permitted but you must proceed with caution.

Ice flags currently are ALL RED as of 3/10/2020.

Ice Skating

Enjoy outdoor skating (weather permitting) at three parks where a flag system is used: South Ridge Park, Fabbrini Park, and Evergreen Parks. Follow the following flag system to ensure safety. Ice skating is not permitted on lakes and ponds without a flag system or on lakes and ponds that are displaying a red flag. Ice must be a certain thickness before a yellow flag will be flown. Sometimes, despite cold temperatures, the ice does not freeze to the proper depth. please follow the flag system!

If the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor skating, check our indoor Public Skate Schedule!

Ice Skating Ponds & Conditions
South Ridge Park Pond – 1450 Freeman RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 
Fabbrini Park Pond – 1704 Glen Lake Rd – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 
Evergreen Park Pond – 600 Washington Blvd – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing will also be permitted on district ponds listed below when conditions allow it.  Parks staff will not be removing snow from ponds as they are use at your own risk ponds. Please fish at your own risk.

Ice Fishing Ponds & Conditions 

North Twin Lake Park Pond – 950 Hassell Rd – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 
South Twin Lake Park Pond – 985 Hassell Rd – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 
North Ridge Park Pond – 1370 West Sturbridge Dr – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020)
Black Bear Park Pond – 1484 Essex Dr – RED FLAG (as of 3/10/2020) 


Available at Pine Park and Seascape Family Aquatic Center (weather permitting). Please sled at your own risk, sled hills are not supervised.