The arrival of snow - and more snow- finally marks the opening of the sledding hill at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake.
According to city officials, and the sign at Three Oaks, the sledding hill is now open.
Lack of snow over the past two winters has prevented residents from getting much use from the slope.
Parking is free for residents, and non-residents should be prepared to pay parking fees, according to the Three Oaks website. Restroom facilities are available on site.
Sledding is permitted during regular park areas, sunrise to sunset. No supervision is available - adults and children should sled at their own risk. Snowboards, skis, ramps and jumps are not permitted.
Three Oaks Recreation Area is located at 5517 Route 14, Crystal Lake.