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Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Great trail and fabulous view of downtown Des Moines

Great place to take a run or walk--love the trail here and the bridge. The view of downtown Des... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SmallTownBigLife
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
SERENITY, PEACE AND VERY RELAXING

Very nice place for a healthy walk. Fresh air, trees blowing. There is a walking bridge, at night... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
881lizp
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“beautiful lake” (16 reviews)
“paddle boats” (13 reviews)
“fleur drive” (6 reviews)
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
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+1 515-237-1386
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"beautiful lake"
in 16 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 13 reviews
"fleur drive"
in 6 reviews
"paved path"
in 5 reviews
"swimming beach"
in 4 reviews
"water works"
in 4 reviews
"rent kayaks"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 12 reviews
"the loop"
in 3 reviews
"mile walk around the lake"
in 3 reviews
"walking trails"
in 7 reviews
"great place to get"
in 7 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 6 reviews
"bike ride"
in 6 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 4 reviews
"concession stand"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take a run or walk--love the trail here and the bridge. The view of downtown Des Moines is terrific.

Thank SmallTownBigLife
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very nice place for a healthy walk. Fresh air, trees blowing. There is a walking bridge, at night the city has it the lights on. In the summer there is a beach to go swimming, picnic tables all over, paddle boats and kayaks to rent....More

Thank 881lizp
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We traveled there in early August.I fell in love with it at the first glimpse of it for its tranquility.I love the trees and lake here. I hope I can visit it again!

Thank Eling H
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great place to get out and walk if you love the great outdoors. Lots of nature to see and the walking bridge is fun. We were told that sometimes eagles are spotted flying about the lake.

Thank Debby962
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Nice city park with lake. Can rent kayaks and paddle boats. Wonderful lit walking path around the lake.

Thank kwshannon
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a great park. I have gotten lots of pictures taken at this park as well as had numerous sorority events there. They have a nice walking/running/biking trail if you just want to get some fresh air. Easy to get to and free parking.

Thank saraschnuettgen
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This small lake has a nice patio are to picnic as well as a bridge that crosses the southern half, making a nice walk. The outer trail is great to exercise. We have yet to try the boating options here, but you can rent small...More

Thank TomHurley
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

Thank Mike D
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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
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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.
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Judie L
8 July 2017|
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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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