Spacious clearings along Austin Bluffs make way for beautifully back dropped parks in northeast Colorado Springs. Portal Park is great for swimming in the summer and tennis players can enjoy their sport year-round at this park while Cottonwood Creek Park and Recreation Center offers an indoor wave pool and spiral water slide. Other parks in the area are the Garden Ranch Park, Keller Park and Fremont Park. For those who like shopping, the Woodmen Valley Shopping Center and Shops at the Bluffs are close-by.
Higher education is offered in this neighborhood at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. With classes within walking distance, this part of the city is a popular location for all ages of college-goers.