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Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Fun to run

Ran through here for the half marathon. A beautiful park. The bridge across the lake is... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Max S
Nice Park for Walk/Ride

Nice park near to downtown. Calm and could see people in various activities - Good for a nice walk... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
AlokJaiswal
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Hyderabad, India
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  • Average3%
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“paddle boats” (11 reviews)
“mile walk” (6 reviews)
“fleur drive” (5 reviews)
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ran through here for the half marathon. A beautiful park. The bridge across the lake is particularly nice. A fun lake for stand-up paddling.

Thank Max S
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice park near to downtown. Calm and could see people in various activities - Good for a nice walk or ride on bike with lake view.

Thank AlokJaiswal
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's so close to traffic but by itself is a serene place where one can sit by the water, walk, run or just have a picnic as the mood is. Difficult to believe it's so close to downtown!

Thank travelhappyme
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Grays Lake has a great paved sidewalk and bridge to go around. The path is stroller friendly and has slight inclines and declines. It is not strenuous or over crowded. There is also a location, with limited hours, to rent paddle boats, paddle boards or...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My friend and I ran around this lake in October. The fall colors were fantastic. I pleasantly noticed there was minimal tagging and/or litter. Most dog messes were picked up as well. It was nice to run through an area that was well cared for...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful trail around Gray's Lake, it's hard to believe it's in Des Moines! Families out for a walk, bicyclists, joggers, everyone.

Thank mapchick
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Gray's Lake is great for a picnic, a walk, a bike ride, kayaking and just being out side in general. It is kept clean and there aren't a lot of sketchy people lurking around. There are trails that lead to downtown and other parts of...More

Thank Eagle4285
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Grays Lake has a wonderful walk=around that provides both sun and shade. Lovely views into downtown Des Moines just add to the ambiance. Great healthy activity for the whole family!

Thank slrpryor
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My husband and I enjoy going here to walk or ride bikes. It's a wide trail and makes a loop although there are off-shoots to other trails if you want to explore. Walking around the lake there's a breeze typically. It can be crowded. It's...More

Thank deegeegirl
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a great park to sit and relax, go for a stroll or more rigorous exercise. Water rentals are available in season... always lots of people running, walking dogs are hanging out by the water... and there are apparently Pokemon everywhere if you are...More

Thank HawkeyeAlum
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Judie L
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Response from Peyoz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice beach
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Parkhill12701
22 June 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no idea
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Sarah A
2 June 2015|
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Response from Cliff K | Reviewed this property |
The south entrance and area is the most grill friendly part of the park. For a another nearby family place with grills I would recommend Union park and another not too far is Cottonwood park near Saylorville Dam...
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