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Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Beautiful but Busy

LOTS and LOTS of locals come here since it is just south of downtown. Lots of runners after work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
camille g
Des Moines, Iowa

Very nice and calm place to visit! Very well taken care of nice place to visit! Nice place for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike D
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Reviewed 1 week ago

LOTS and LOTS of locals come here since it is just south of downtown. Lots of runners after work, lots of families on weekends,and lots of swimmers and dogs in the summer. quite busy on a nice day but worth the crowds for the beautiful...More

Thank camille g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and calm place to visit! Very well taken care of nice place to visit! Nice place for family!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Gray's Lake is a beautiful place on the near Southside of Des Moines in a wonderful setting. It is surrounded by a paved walking and biking trail approximately 5 miles long that includes a beautifully illuminated pedestrian bridge that is an amazing sight at night....More

Thank hazmatt457
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The is a beautiful park near downtown Des Moines. It has lots to offer including a paved trail all the way around the late. You can rent kayaks and other lake vessels. There are a couple of beaches and a playground as well as picnic...More

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Grays lake and park offers a number of activities: beautiful hiking and biking trails, a few swimming beaches, boat rentals that include canoes, kayaks, & sailboats that are reasonably priced. Beautiful place for a picnic. A very nice area to spend some time away from...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Excellent way to burn off a few calories. Very nice path and always enjoy the scenery! Love to take time to unwind! We have enjoyed walks as a couple or with our family. We have not taken time for a picnic but this would be...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Took my mall walking Grandmother to enjoy a beautiful day while getting some exercise in. She loved it. Great views and wide and open enough for many.

Thank tish1617
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a peaceful, park like setting to walk or run in. Even though many people at peak times, especially summer evenings, still plenty of space. And safety in numbers, never afraid because never alone. Good for families or more serious exercisers. Most keep pets...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We think this park with its lake, trails, and water works is an excellent recreation and leisure park in the capital city.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I had a great time visiting this park and had a nice walk along the water. It's very peaceful and green but you don't feel isolated as there were many people also enjoying nature. it's easy to get to ans has lots of parking.

Thank Jacquie P
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Matt M
16 November 2017|
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Response from indygem | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, looks like you may have already gotten an answer. We weren't there in the winter, so I can't be of much help.
Judie L
8 July 2017|
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Response from Peyoz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice beach
21 June 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no idea