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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 Lake With Lots Of Activities

Gray's Lake is a beautiful place on the near Southside of Des Moines in a wonderful setting. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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Beautiful park with lots of activities: Trails, rentals, picnicking, playground, beaches

The is a beautiful park near downtown Des Moines. It has lots to offer including a paved trail all... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Johnston, Iowa
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“fleur drive” (6 reviews)
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely park small swimming area. Running path rent canoes cheap. Very nice Lots of morning walkers runners etc

Thank themayneline
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The lake was a little smaller than I anticipated, but we rented stand up paddle boards and had a great time! If the wind is higher than 16 mph or they see 'white caps' they will stop renting for at least 30 minutes and then...More

Thank briegel22
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Matt M
17 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