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:
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 and jetskiing.
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 Heights Golf Course (nine hole)
905 Highway 25 S
Wild Marsh Golf Course (eighteen hole)
1710 Montrose Boulevard S
Golfmaster’s Driving Range
2561 Division Street E
Orchards and Wineries
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.
Deer Lake Orchard
1903 10 Street SW
Wood’s Edge Apples
1901 50 Street NE
Buffalo Rock Winery
4527 23rd Street SE
Parks, Beaches, Trails and Recreation Areas
Walking Trails in Buffalo
Download a map of Buffalo’s trails. (PDF 508kb)
Buffalo Civic Center
1306 County Road 134, 763-682-4132
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
Griffing Park includes a staffed swimming beach, play area, shelters, picnicking area and a fishing pier.
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
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.
Additional recreational activities
100 1st Avenue NE, 763-682-3000
18 Lake Boulevard NW, 763-682-2753
Christ the King Retreat Center
621 1st Avenue S, 763-682-1394
Huikko’s Bowling & Entertainment Center
1207 Highway 25 N, 763-682-4180
1309 CR 134, 763-682-5452
Wright County Historical Society
2001 Highway 25 N, 763-682-7323
Your Time Arts & Crafts Retreat
806 Montrose Blvd, 763-682-2061