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Gray's Lake Park, Des Moines

(4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • I like to walk and talk with friends but sometimes when I want to walk my friends aren't available. That's when I like to go to Grey's Lake because others are walking there too and I don't feel like I...  more »
  • Gray's Lake offers swimming, fishing, boating, walking, biking, and a view of the river that feels secluded & natural, not very urban. Yet it's ,iterally only blocks from downtown Des Moines. Refreshi...  more »
  • This is not just a lake for walkers to enjoy the pathway - Grays Lake is a wonderful venue for members of the Des Moines Rowing Club. In early June they hold a novice day where you can try out this be...  more »
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  • Love Grey's. Great walking-running paths. Wonderful scenery and you can watch Bald Eagles on their nest right across the river!
  • This is a great place to walk/jog/bike, swim in the summer and play on the sand for free. It has a kids play area too. U can also rent out canoes/kiyaks for a fee in the summertime.
  • This is an outstanding park in the Des Moines area. It is connected to the downtown trail system and the path around the lake itself is always fun to walk around. The view of downtown is pretty good. The water is usually pretty cold even in the heat of summer. The only negative to Gray's lake is there aren't more parks like it around Des Moines.
  • Gray's Lake is one of best parks in Des Moines. A scenic part of the city that everyone should enjoy a few times a year. The only negative is that it is so popular, so you're likely to run in to someone you know, so if you don't want to run that risk, go somewhere else.
  • Great park to get outside and walk around. Was extremely busy when we went.