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Gray's Lake Park, Des Moines

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  • We were in Iowa for a family wedding and wanted to get some exercise. This park has walking trails, a lake, picnic areas. It looks like they have events there too. It looked like you could rent paddle...  more »
  • This park is wonderful and perfect for people looking for a place to run or walk since the path is wide and I believe the loop is just shy of 2 miles. However, in the evening hours it is incredibly bu...  more »
  • This is such a great spot for families to get out of the house and get some fresh air. I love coming here during sunset and going for a stroll. Highly recommend checking it out, you won't be disappoin...  more »
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  • It is one of the nice places in Des Moines. And the city keeps it up extremely well. You can walk you can have a family dinner or you can just sit and relax and enjoy life. My favorite place to go
  • Great place to go any day. Several Ingress/Pokepoints. Boating rentals are offered during season. Amazing trees and greenery, pet and picnic friendly!
  • Great metro park with a lake, river, and plenty of mature trees, just south of downtown. Popular with dogs and humans alike. Boat rentals are available to tool around, and there's a swimming beach. Connected to the bike trail system and Confluence Brewing is a stone's throw away.
  • The best city park in Des Moines. Offers paddle boat, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board rental. Concession stand with a paved 2 mile loop around the lake. Great for walking. No playground equipment for kids but there is a small beach!
  • Gray's Lake is great for physical and mental health. The 2-mile trail is the perfect distance for a quick run or walk. The trail connects up with Downtown Des Moines Trail Loop for longer distance recreation as desired.

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