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“Did the triathlon there.”
Review of Gray's Lake Park

Gray's Lake Park
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Did the triathlon there.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

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

Visited September 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Place to Walk”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Gray's Lake is a nice place to walk. The trail around the lake is a fun source for people watching as well as excersise. The bridge over the water is pleasant, there are varied landscapes, and it's a safe, comfortable path.

Visited August 2012
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Springfield, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Let me take you on a Moon Float”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

When we travel, just as when we write, we look for details that reveal the whole. On a recent jaunt to Des Moines, it happened to be a full moon. For this, the folks at Gray's Lake Park had announced a Moon Float. Any non-motorized watercraft was welcome to ply the water as a summer moon rose over a shoreline hill. And they happily rented canoes, some sort of aqua-bike and pedal boats to a long line of moon fans. It was fun and beautiful and kinda quiet and graceful. Here's the Iowa kicker, that detail that says something and keeps me going back to the Hawkeye State. Every announcement about this Moon Float said you MUST have a light on your craft. And then it said if you don't have one, they'd loan you one for free.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Super cool!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This place is well manicured and extremely busy with people enjoying all it has to offer. Not crowded - just lots of people.

Visited August 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great spot for outdoor fun, view of downtown”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a great place for an afternoon with the family or a romantic walk across the bridge. There's a trail around the lake for walking, jogging or biking. Boats are also available to take out on the lake. The kids enjoy a stop at the playground too.

Visited June 2012
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