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Gray's Lake Park

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Address: 2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
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+1 515 237 1386
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"Anything Outdoors"

Great place to get outdoors and run,bike,walk,fish,water sports or just take your dog for a walk. Also swimming beach.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Zita L
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Des Moines, Iowa, Usa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We love coming here to keep cool in the summer. The area is kept pretty clean and the available life jackets are always nice. The bathrooms could use some better drainage though.

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Des Moines, Iowa, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place to get outdoors and run,bike,walk,fish,water sports or just take your dog for a walk. Also swimming beach.

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Thank Zita L
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you are in town for business this a great location to catch fresh air. It's very close to downtown and the 2 mile loop is good for a walk or jog. Plenty of birds including an eagle's nest near the northern entrance to the park.

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Thank Jeff L
Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have gone to Gray's Lake many times in the late afternoon to ride my bike or walk around the path on the concrete walkway. I love to walk across the lighted foot bridge at night. The lake is beautiful.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Can always count on Grays Lake to have a clean quiet area to park and relax to a lunch and even some good looking women jogging always a great place to visit

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Thank Robert A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have loved going to Gray's Lake for a long, long time, and have been able to do so many different activities there. There is a 2.1 mile loop around the lake, which is great for running, walking, or rollerblading. It's fine for cycling, too, though I would generally recommend taking one of the many paths that split off from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake with nice parking and swimming facilities. A nice place for hangout with family/friends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was living downtown, very overweight and totally out of shape when I discovered the trails that lead here. I began by driving to the parking lot and then started the 2 mile walk around the lake. The park benches, strategically placed along the path was the only way I was able to make it the whole way around. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic spot for walking, running, biking, paddle boating, eagle watching...you name it! Definitely make an evening trip so you can see the bridge light up.

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Thank Brianna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

this place is always so beautiful with the lake, light up bridge and trail. running, walking, biking or just sitting is always fun. there are events and rentals here that are worth looking into.

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