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Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Passing thou eating my lunch

Can always count on Grays Lake to have a clean quiet area to park and relax to a lunch and even... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Robert A
Des Moines, Iowa
via mobile
Great Place to Walk, Run, Bike, Kayak, SUP

I have loved going to Gray's Lake for a long, long time, and have been able to do so many different... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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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

Thank Robert A
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,...More

Thank J8803KMellenb
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Subhash C
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...More

1  Thank Frank b
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.

Thank Brianna G
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.

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great spot to walk the dog, go for a run, have an outdoor birthday party or rent a kayak and paddle onto Gray's Lake.

Thank vacagirl2016
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I used to go here in my youth and it really wasn't much but a mudhole with a hotel near it. After returning and seeing the improvements i was quite impressed . they've added a quite nice walking trail with tributaries to other areas or...More

Thank x000n46n
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I will have to agree with what i heard about this park being the 3rd best park in the US. The location first is perfectly put where it is close to downtown, but not in downtown. It is exactly 1.98 miles around the main track...More

Thank bglick21
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great couple of mile walk around the lake. I never tire of this area, very pretty even after dark. Fairly safe, though I try not to walk alone. Plenty of parking east and west side of lake. Summer boat rentals and concession stand are a...More

Thank Blanca L
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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