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Gray's Lake Park, Des Moines

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  • August 9, 2017
    The lake was a little smaller than I anticipated, but we rented stand up paddle boards and had a great time! If the wind is higher than 16 mph or they see 'white caps' they will stop renting for at le...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    This is a great little lake with a 2 mile walking trail around it. It was pretty busy after work (around 5:30), but not crowded. All sorts of people walk, run, bike, kayak, etc. It's a beautiful littl...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    We only had a short time to visit this park. We could have spent two full days there between the extensive trails, swimming, and kayaking available.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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
  • July 9, 2017
    Great place to go any day. Several Ingress/Pokepoints. Boating rentals are offered during season. Amazing trees and greenery, pet and picnic friendly!
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    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!
  • May 31, 2017
    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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