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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 walking area

Great place to get out and walk if you love the great outdoors. Lots of nature to see and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
Visited in October great walking path

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Des Moines, 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kwshannon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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 4 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
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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
22 June 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no idea