Buffalo has several beautiful parks located on Buffalo Lake and Lake Pulaski. To see a map of the two lakes click here.
West Pulaski Park is located on the west side of Lake Pulaski along Hwy. 25. This large regional park offers picnicking, shelters, docking, play areas, a disk golf course and the Nancy Bergert sculpture garden. There is also information about Lake Pulaski. Go to www.lakepulaski.com.
Griffing Park is located on the SW side of Lake Pulaski, along Pulaski Road; this park offers a popular, staffed swimming beach, picnicking, a fishing pier, a play area and shelters.
Sturges Park is located on Hwy. 25 and 2nd Ave. S. on Buffalo Lake. This 10+ acre park includes a band shell, picnicking areas, a fishing pier, a boat landing, and play area, shelters available for reservations and numerous other recreation areas.
In 2014 The Buffalo Rotary Club, with the help from contributions from Buffalo residents, were able to purchase and donate musical instruments for Sturgis Park starting in the new downtown splash pad area. The instruments wind along the lake, taking people from one musical instrument to another. It’s a place to stop and take in the sights and sounds along a brand new music trail.
They are all percussive instruments, meaning you hit them to play them. There will be drums up by the playground, xylophone type ones, a stack of bells and one is like a really large wind chime. They are made to withstand the elements and never need tuning.
Also located at Sturges Park is a Skate Park on the south side. The inline-skating and skateboard facility offers ramps, rails, and freestyle opportunities for extreme skaters. Open from early spring to late fall.
The Park Shore Pavilion is also located at Sturges Park. You can rent fishing boats, paddle boats, canoes, bikes, and several games to play in the park. They also provide trail information and bait. The Pavilion opens in Mid-May and closes Labor Day weekend.
There is a Family Recreation Area behind the Civic Center at the intersection of CR 134 and CR 34. The 50 acre area includes fields for baseball, softball, and soccer, horseshoes, a play area, lighted volleyball courts, and picnic areas.
For more park information contact the City at 763-682-1181. Also you can check out the City’s website for more for more information.