You don't have to head for the high country to hike or scale the hills to see the views from biking and walking trails when you live in Village Seven. The neighborhood boasts 10 parks that include amenities such as swimming pools, baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions, walking and bicycle paths, and playgrounds. Most have ADA-friendly parking lots and sidewalks for easy maneuverability. As long as leash laws are observed, the parks are pet-friendly.
Four areas in the regional Palmer Park, located in the Village Seven area, contain dog parks, including Yucca Flats. The 737-acre wildlife preserve sits on a mesa
and provide excellent views of the city, in addition to biking, hiking and walking trails for all ages.
Located within the neighborhood confines lies 54 acres called High Chaparral Open Space, a wildlife preserve and recreation area that buffers the plains from the eastward expansion of Colorado Springs. Stand on the highest point in the city for significant views of Spanish Peak, the Black Forest and an uninterrupted view of Colorado Springs.