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Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Favorite place to walk or jog

I hit this place as often as I can when I'm in town. I like to jog - or at least walk - around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NoDakker
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Minnesota
Spacious park for a walk

Got to experience a beautiful lake surrounding a park and beach. Loved seeing all the people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sylwiax3
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“fleur drive”(6 reviews)
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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
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"beautiful lake"
in 16 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 13 reviews
"fleur drive"
in 6 reviews
"paved path"
in 5 reviews
"swimming beach"
in 4 reviews
"water works"
in 4 reviews
"rent kayaks"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 12 reviews
"the loop"
in 3 reviews
"mile walk around the lake"
in 3 reviews
"walking trails"
in 7 reviews
"great place to get"
in 7 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 6 reviews
"bike ride"
in 6 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 4 reviews
"concession stand"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hit this place as often as I can when I'm in town. I like to jog - or at least walk - around the lake a couple of times. The trail is usually pretty busy with joggers & walkers, but it's not crowded. The...More

Thank NoDakker
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Got to experience a beautiful lake surrounding a park and beach. Loved seeing all the people walking or exercising around very happy.

Thank Sylwiax3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to take a walk with your dog or significant other. Also, very family friendly. If I lived in Des Moines I would enjoy trying to get on the lake with a kayak!

Thank qwestcruiser
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great place to take a run or walk--love the trail here and the bridge. The view of downtown Des Moines is terrific.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very nice place for a healthy walk. Fresh air, trees blowing. There is a walking bridge, at night the city has it the lights on. In the summer there is a beach to go swimming, picnic tables all over, paddle boats and kayaks to rent....More

Thank 881lizp
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We traveled there in early August.I fell in love with it at the first glimpse of it for its tranquility.I love the trees and lake here. I hope I can visit it again!

Thank Eling H
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great place to get out and walk if you love the great outdoors. Lots of nature to see and the walking bridge is fun. We were told that sometimes eagles are spotted flying about the lake.

Thank Debby962
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Nice city park with lake. Can rent kayaks and paddle boats. Wonderful lit walking path around the lake.

Thank kwshannon
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a great park. I have gotten lots of pictures taken at this park as well as had numerous sorority events there. They have a nice walking/running/biking trail if you just want to get some fresh air. Easy to get to and free parking.

Thank saraschnuettgen
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This small lake has a nice patio are to picnic as well as a bridge that crosses the southern half, making a nice walk. The outer trail is great to exercise. We have yet to try the boating options here, but you can rent small...More

Thank TomHurley
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Oz54750
23 May 2018|
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Response from TomHurley | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is fishing. I have not fished the lake, from what I understand the lake has crappie, bluegill, catfish and other species.
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Matt M
17 November 2017|
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Response from indygem | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, looks like you may have already gotten an answer. We weren't there in the winter, so I can't be of much help.
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Judie L
8 July 2017|
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Response from Peyoz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice beach
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