Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation Director – Lee Ryan
1306 County Road 134 Buffalo, MN 55313
The City of Buffalo’s Park and Recreation Department oversees (5) Regional Parks and (19) Neighborhood Parks. Within these parks you will find many amenities: baseball, softball, football and soccer fields; basketball and volleyball courts; skate park; ice skating rinks; disc golf course; playground equipment and picnic shelters. The mission of the Buffalo Park & Recreation Department is to do our part in further developing, preserving, and maintaining our current parks, trails, and recreation programs. As Park & Recreation Director for the City of Buffalo, I want the residents of Buffalo to be able to utilize all the current assets that the City of Buffalo has to offer. – Parks and Rec Director Lee Ryan 763-682-4132.
Look What We Have to Offer
Things To Do
Our Summer Concerts-in-the-Park series will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021
Thank you to all of sponsors that make this a free event. The City of Buffalo Parks Department would like to extend our Special Thanks to our Titanium Sponsors.
Gary Mattson Park – Dog Park
Located at: CSAH 35 on the NW shore of Buffalo Lake.
Please make sure that you are familiar with all of the Dog Park Rules .
All dogs using the City of Buffalo Dog Park must have proof that they have had their Rabies Vaccination.
If you have questions regarding the use of the dog park, please call the City of Buffalo Parks & Recreation Director, Lee Ryan at 763.682.4132.
The City of Buffalo Skate Park is a Tier I skate park: It is free to skate and open to the public during park hours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the parks department at 763-682-4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Skate Park is open during park hours: 7:00 a.m.-Dusk
•Only Skate Boards and In-Line Skates are permitted in the skate park area. (No bike, scooters, etc.)
•All protective equipment (helmets, wrist guards, elbow & knee pads) are highly recommended.
•Adult supervision is recommended for children under 10 years old.
•Shirts and shoes are required in skating area.
•Please take turns.
•Please put litter in the waste receptacles.
•No alcohol or tobacco use in, or around, skate park area.
•All other City of Buffalo park rules apply.
•SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Parks & Rec Staff
The site gently slopes toward the lake and has many large trees, 400 feet of lake frontage, and a boat access.
There are two play structures, swimming beach, pavilion (available for reservation for events and gatherings), beach house, boat launch area, benches, picnic tables, grills, a volleyball court, and bike racks.
The area is also supported with a restroom building and water fountain.
For contact information for Buffalo Area Little League, call Community Education at 763-682-8770.
Lions Park is highlighted by a giant play structure, swings and many baseball and softball fields including the main ball field which is lighted. Lions Park also has a pavilion and an outdoor hockey rink that is available during the winter.
Try out the disk golf course in West Pulaski Park. Special disks for this course can be purchased from area sporting goods stores. Park hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The majority of the site is level with mown grass, however a steep area exists near the shoreline which slopes toward the lake and has been left natural. The site has 700 feet of lake frontage.
- Park hours are 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Please use trash receptacles.
- No motorized vehicles are allowed in parks or on trails.
- Pets must be on leashes. (Please pick up after them)
- Permits are required for vending.
- No overnight parking in the parks.
- Please report any maintenance needs or vandalism to the Parks Department.
- Have fun!
Sports & Activities
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- Basketball (High School)
- Figure Skating (age 4-Adult)
- Flag Football (3rd & 4th Grade Boys)
- Flag Football (4th-6th Grade Girls)
- Soccer (Buffalo Soccer Club)
- Tackle Football (5th & 6th Grade Boys)
- Volleyball (High School)
- Skiing (4th-12th Grade)
- Bison Buddies Basketball (K-2nd Grade)
- Buffalo Youth Hockey (Call 763-682-4132)
- Junior Bison Basketball (3rd-6th Grade)
- Basketball Camp (4th-9th Grade Boys)
- Buffalo Soccer Club
- Soccer Camp (K-4th Grade)
- Tennis Camp (3rd-6th Grade)
- Volleyball Camp (3rd-6th Grade)
- Basketball Camp (3rd-8th Grade)
- Bison Buddies Basketball (K-2nd Grade)
- Buffalo Area Little League (B.A.L.L.)
- Football Camp (3rd-8th Grade)
- Golf Camp (5th-11th Grade)
- Gymnastics Camp (5th-12th Grade Girls)
- Pole Vault Camp (7th-11th Grade)
- Soccer Camp (6th-8th Grade Boys)
- Tennis Camp
- Volleyball Camp (5th-12th Grade)
- Wrestling Camp (K-8th Grade)
Free concerts at Sturges Park. Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Early June through late August.
Youth and Adult Sports
The majority of recreational programs are coordinated through Buffalo Community Education 763-682-8770.
The flowerbeds along the Buffalo Lakewalk are planted and maintained by local groups, businesses, or individuals. To get involved with this beautiful project, please contact Carey Kotilinek at 763-682-0006.
The City of Buffalo has garden plots available at Gary Mattson Park for a minimal fee for those with a green thumb. There is water available. For more information, visit the City of Buffalo website, or contact the Parks Department at 763-682-4132.
Swimming Beach Located at Griffing Park on Lake Pulaski. Parking, walking path, bathhouse, shelters, and play structures are just a few amenities in this popular park. Please look for beach hours and policies.
Park shelters can be reserved for a variety of functions by contacting the City Center at 763-682-1181.
Buffalo Days Buffalo Days Schedule of Events – Visit Buffalo Area Chambers of Commerce Please contact the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce for details at 763-682-4902.
S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Playground Activities Reaching Kids)
Arts, crafts, and games provided free in some Buffalo parks throughout the summer. Supervision is provided. Field trips on Fridays. For more information, contact Buffalo Community Education at 763-682-8770 or www.buffalo.k12.mn.us.
Skate Park Located in beautiful Sturges Park, the Buffalo Skate Park offers ramps, and obstacles for the skateboarding and in-line skater enthusiasts.
SORRY – All Community & Volunteer Gardens spots are now FULL for 2021
We are not able to accept any more requests/forms for these programs.