Hartford Art Sled Derby Video

This past Saturday Paul Spirito put on the first ever Hartford Art Sled Derby in Elizabeth Park. It was part art, part engineering, part theatrics, and all fun. Various sites have photos and commentary on the festivities, with the best sources that I have seen being the official Facebook event page and the Real Hartford photo recap, and the FOX61 News Report. I was most interested in the actual sliding capabilities of the art sleds,

Sledding in Hartford: Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park has a popular sliding hill just to the east of Prospect Avenue, and just south of Asylum Avenue in Hartford. Though not very long, the steep embankment always draws a crowd in fresh snow and makes for an exciting run. There is even an opportunity for a jump at the bottom of the hill when crossing over the gravel path that circles this portion of the park.