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“The Trail & Bridge are Awsome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gray's Lake Park

Gray's Lake Park
2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #6 of 94 things to do in Des Moines
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Trail & Bridge are Awsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We enjoy crossing the bridge and looking for our plaque, Kayaking the Moon Floats, or just using the trail to absorb the sun, wind, and outdoors. It is one of the best places to go to guarantee seeing smiling faces.

Visited October 2012
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Perry, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Great for walking and keeps kids entertained”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The park is pretty big. There are many roads with plenty of restrooms and parking areas close to the lake. There are also many trails for walking and several playgrounds for kids. There is also at least one "beach" area, where you can swim.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Soothing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

What a beautiful lake. Clean, well kept, tranquil. A cool place to hang out, with lots of things to do.

Visited September 2012
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“A good place to take in a little of what nature has to offer with in the city limits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It is nice to see all the improvements that have been made to this area. It has a nice walking trail, swiming areas, and non-motorized watercrafts to rent. The bridge is colorfully lit at night. We love to take our dog for walks here. It is a great place to take in a little bit of nature in the middle of Des moines area. Safety has also been helped by good lighting and emergency call stations located all around the walking path. Come on out and enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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“Did the triathlon there.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice lake, clean water, nice running and biking trails. Parking lot was terribly dusty. Drought has hit the area hard.

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