Gary Mattson Park

Dog Park by the Lake has been a Great Addition to Buffalo!

Gary Mattson Park is located at the intersection of County Rd 35 W and Bluffs Parkway (NW end of Buffalo Lake). The park is home to Buffalo's only Dog Park which is used by many pet owners. The dog park has (2) fenced areas:  one for smaller dogs and one for larger breeds.  The dog park is a perfect mix of sun and shade and has plenty of room for dogs to run and owners to relax on benches and/or picnic tables.

Gary Mattson Park is situated on the bank of Buffalo Lake and has a huge fishing pier for people to cast a line in hopes of bringing in a trophy fish. The park is a popular place for family gatherings and picnics where you can use one of (2) charcoal grills for your barbecuing needs.

The park is also home to a Community Garden where residents can apply for a chance to grow flowers and vegetables in their own little plot within the community garden. 

Gary Mattson Park Amenities

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County Rd 35 W & Bluffs Pkwy Intersection
(NW end of Buffalo Lake)

Park Hours

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


  • Charcoal Grill
  • Community Gardens
  • Dog Park (seperate fenced in area for little dogs)
  • Mini Biff
  • Mutt-n-Mitt Dispenser 
  • Park Benches
  • Pavilion/Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pier on Buffalo Lake
  • Views of Buffalo Lake


6 Acres