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Gray's Lake Park

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Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
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Early morning run

this is a great place to get in a early morning run and enjoy the surrounding or nature. this is a safe place with a lot of out door adventure to undertake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sheb34
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Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a great place to get in a early morning run and enjoy the surrounding or nature. this is a safe place with a lot of out door adventure to undertake.

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Thank Sheb34
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place quietly tucked into the heart of our state capital. There are lots of things to keep busy with; sailboat and kayak rentals, pretty sure I saw bicycle rentals too. The lake is about 100acres and almost all of it is accessible to fish from shore. Also a boat ramp to bring a fishing boat too. There is... More 

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Thank Tom L
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Grays Lake is a beautiful place to just go for a walk, bring your dog to play, have a picnic or kayak on the cool waters. I've been visiting the lake for almost two years since I moved here year round and sometimes my hubby and I bike from ho.e to the lake just for exercise. I recommend people check... More 

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Thank Alanda L
New Hope, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park just minutes from downtown Des Moines. Nice wide multi-use path around the lake, about a 2 mile loop. A few swimming beaches, plus a boating center where you can rent an assortment of small watercraft.

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Thank Michael M
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful green place to visit during the day or evening--weekday or weekend. I find it very relaxing to ride my bike over to the lake and sit and read a book by the water. Much to do there too ---can rent a canoe, paddleboats...dogs are welcome. There is a beach for swimming too.

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Thank fe1358
Englewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk around a small lake. Great for stretching your legs. Lots of people and felt safe. walkers, joggers, bikers, skateboarders--all having a good time.

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Thank DenverJim48
Norwalk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you come to visit Des Moines, or if you live here, take time to visit Gray's Lake. It is near downtown and accessible by bike and walking trails. For exercise, walk around the lake once and you will have logged 2.25 miles! There is also an area that has paddle boats and paddle boards for rent. You can fish... More 

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Thank ostrem88
Central City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail surrounding the lake is absolutely awesome! It is in great shape and big enough for lots of people to use. Love it!

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Thank Mikayla E
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk or just relax. I think it provides a great place to take pictures also. The walkway bridge is really cool at night with the lights and great for picture taking

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Thank icityrules
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always been busy and something going on. But still a great place to get a way and always doing something to make the park better.

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