MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There’s a new way to have fun in the snow this winter!

Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis opened their newly-designed snow tubing hill Thursday.

The Loppet Foundation redesigned the area to include a longer runs and a tow rope to help get tubers back to the top of the hill.

“We are just thrilled to be able to offer this to the community, along with our partners the Loppet. And as you can see we have lots of people here ready to have a lot of fun,” Anita Tabb, with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, said.

The redesign is part of a larger project to transform Theodore Wirth Park.

  1. This hill in Wirth used to be a free down hill sledding resource for the kids in North Minneapolis. Then the city set up a business that charges money to tube down the hill and get pulled back up by a lift?!? The local kids don’t have the money, and fat kids that are not from the neighborhood do not have to walk back up the hill on their own. NICE WORK.