Can you feel it? Winter is here with shorter days, colder temps, snow and White Walkers, okay maybe not White Walkers (RIP Game of Thrones).
The Sioux City Parks and Recreation wants to push back those lurking winter blues and invite everyone to visit Cone Park. Voted as Iowa’s 2019 Top Tourist Attraction by the Iowa Tourism Bureau and the Travel Federation of Iowa, Cone Park was created to combat winter boredom, embrace the outdoors and offer an attraction where people of all ages can enjoy the winter months!
What’s so special about Cone Park … Everything! Located at 3800 Line Drive, the park boasts a 700-foot tubing hill with a lift to carry you all the way to the top, a refrigerated 5,400-square-foot ice skating rink, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor changing/restroom facilities and an all-seasons day lodge with indoor restroom facilities. With its own snow-making equipment, Cone Park can operate even when Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate. If the Siouxland area only gets an inch of snow, no worries! The Cone Park snow-making equipment can pump out foot after foot of snow to cover the hill guaranteeing the facility will be open for public use. This past season we added the Blue Bunny Hill which is a less steep tubing option for smaller children. During some nighttime session we offer, Snow Glow Tubing, an LED light show set to music. This tubing experience feels as if you’re at an outdoor tubing hill festival. There is also access to a two-mile trail loop for those that need to get their steps in.
Since opening in 2017, more than 40,000 people have visited Cone Park during the season that runs from mid-December to mid-March. The tubing hill, which usually has at least 12 lanes open, can accommodate up to 225 users during each three-hour tubing sessions. Admission to a three-hour session provides access to tubing and ice skating. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be snow tubbing or ice skating to enjoy the park. Cone Park has a beautiful warming lodge complete with 55” screen TV’s, free Wi-Fi, food and snacks, hot beverages, beer and wine and a fireplace are among the amenities.
New to the 2019-2020 season, the Parks and Recreation Department will offer Cone Park birthday party packages. We all know winter birthdays can sometimes be tough, but our birthday packages might be just the option you’ve been waiting for. Packages will include (for up to 10 participants) tubing, ice skating, a beverage, ice cream treat, two pizzas, reserved seating and a special “birthday tube” for the birthday boy/girl!
Here’s the thing, we created a park that families and friends of all ages can enjoy – a park that enhances the winter tubing adventures you created in your neighborhood when you were a kid – a place you can create lasting memories and special moments. All these things, when combined, create a unique winter experience right here in Siouxland. We hope you embrace this winter, get outside and have some fun. We know we will, and you know where to find us.
|Cone Park opened in 2017 and has already served over 40,000 people. With a tubing hill, ice rink, warming lodge, and much more, this winter park is the perfect way to get out and play this winter.|