Perhaps the most visited park in the neighborhood is Garden of the Gods, which is not only a local landmark, but is also a national one. Made up of sandstone rock formations, the park provides trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking. Admission is free, but food is sold at the cafe. Every year, Garden of the Gods recognizes Earth Day by hosting arts and crafts activities for kids, as well as Native American dance shows and live animal presentations. Activities are free and open to the public.
Residents often visit Austin Bluffs Open Space, which is 584 acres in size and is full of ecocene-period rock formations. People love to climb on the sandstone and arkosic sandstone structures. People come to this space to walk, run, hike and rock climb. It is also a great location for a rugged picnic. Pets
are always welcome here, but dogs must be on leashes.
Every year, Memorial Park
holds the annual Balloon Classic, Colorado's largest air show. Open to the public, various forms of entertainment are also provided.