Buffalo offers family fun both indoors and out. Outdoor
enthusiasts can visit the parks and take to the trails on
foot, bike or horseback. Indoor types can watch a movie,
bowl, or visit the Wright County Historical Society. Here
is a listing of Buffalo’s parks and recreation areas,
as well as a few more options for fun:
to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the state is home
to 11,842 lakes. It seems fitting then, that so many of Minnesota’s
summer activities and sports are geared around the water. Buffalo
is no exception.
In Buffalo, the many lakes beckon you. Whether you aim
to catch an award winning fish or simply catch a tan,
Buffalo’s lakes offer it all. Bring your own boat
or rent one of ours at Sturges Park.
Water sports are popular activities in Buffalo. The
abundance and variety of fish occupying the area’s
many lakes make the city a fisherman’s paradise.
And, since minnows do not make the most interesting travel
companions, wait until you get to Buffalo to buy your
bait. If fishing isn’t your thing, you may also
love swimming, sailing, canoeing, boating, waterskiing
Buffalo and Pulaski are the city’s two main lakes.
There are numerous others in the greater Buffalo area.
You may call the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
or visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ for
a complete listing.
Whether you are a weekend duffer or dream about birdies,
eagles and the ever illusive hole in one, bring your clubs
and tee off at Buffalo’s nine or eighteen hole public
golf courses. Before you hit the greens, test out your driver
and your swing at Buffalo Golfmasters Driving Range.
Buffalo’s orchards offer seasonal fun for the entire
family. Enjoy the activities and leave with a bag full of
apples, a camera full of photos, and many great memories.
Be sure to call the orchards for specific hours of operation.
Buffalo Civic Center 1306 County Road 134,
In the winter, the Buffalo Civic Center has an
ice rink and in the summer is host to many shows and sporting
events, including the Buffalo Rodeo.
Buffalo Skate Park Montrose Boulevard, 763-684-0286
The Buffalo Skate Park
is an inline skating and skateboarding facility complete with
ramps and rails.
Buffalo Tennis Courts The tennis courts are lit at night. They are located
near downtown Buffalo next to Parkside and Discovery Elementary
Schools, and Buffalo Community Middle School.
Lake Pulaski Griffing Park and Beach Lake
Griffing Park includes a staffed swimming beach, play
area, shelters, picnicking area and a fishing pier.
Lion’s Park 2nd Street NE
Lion’s Park has ball fields and
a newly-renovated restroom, stands and dugout.
Sturges Park and Park Shore Pavilion Buffalo
Lake, downtown Buffalo, 763-682-4590
Sturges Park and Park
Shore Pavilion offer picnicking areas, a fishing pier, boat
landing, play area, boat, bike and game rentals.
West Pulaski Park Lake Pulaski
West Pulaski Park includes picnicking
areas, a boat launch and dock and play area.
For more information about Buffalo’s recreational
areas, parks and trails, call 763-682-4132, or visit the City
of Buffalo Website.