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Gray's Lake Park, Des Moines

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  • LOTS and LOTS of locals come here since it is just south of downtown. Lots of runners after work, lots of families on weekends,and lots of swimmers and dogs in the summer. quite busy on a nice day but...  more »
  • Very nice and calm place to visit! Very well taken care of nice place to visit! Nice place for family!  more »
  • Gray's Lake is a beautiful place on the near Southside of Des Moines in a wonderful setting. It is surrounded by a paved walking and biking trail approximately 5 miles long that includes a beautifully...  more »
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  • One of my favorite parks in town! 1.9 miles of trail around the lake and over 100 acres of water! You can find yoga here, rentals, and plenty of other fun things! Over the summer they also keep the rentals open late on the nights of full moons which is a really unique experience. The rentals go quickly though so get there at about an hour early to get a rental
  • Great spot for a walk and more. Lots of areas to get great pictures of birds, deer and your occasional eagle. The walk across the bridge is an awesome spot for pictures. Bring dog if you like just make sure to clean up after them. Also great area to bike and row boats are available to take a couple laps on the lake. Also close to a local winery if you are into that kinda stuff lol.
  • A great park for all. Loved that rental station had a large lake with cheap rentals. We rented a canoe for an hour for $10.00 dollars. That was for two people. The staff is always very friendly. One thing that is needed is more life vests. On a busy day, there were not enough for all parties. Some of the vests were worn and did not fit. Our canoe had a crack in the front seat and water inside. Not the end of the world, but something the rental station should look into. Keep your product in tip top shape and have enough adult vests for everyone. Overall a lot of fun. Prices are very reasonable.
  • Nice safe environment for an outdoor workout. Good public facilities. Many routes going through forest or downtown. Good places to eat or have coffee in walking distance.
  • Good place to jog and socialize. Needs a calisthenics area, I see plenty of adults having to do lunges, step ups on benches, pull ups on the monkey bars etc. I know many myself included would appreciate such an addition.

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