We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gray's Lake Park

2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great path walking around the lake!

Took my mall walking Grandmother to enjoy a beautiful day while getting some exercise in. She loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tish1617
,
Des Moines, Iowa
Beautiful walking trail

It is a peaceful, park like setting to walk or run in. Even though many people at peak times... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy B
,
Des Moines
Read all 241 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paddle boats” (11 reviews)
“mile walk” (6 reviews)
“fleur drive” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
LOCATION
2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
CONTACT
Website
+1 515-237-1386
Write a Review
Reviews (241)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my mall walking Grandmother to enjoy a beautiful day while getting some exercise in. She loved it. Great views and wide and open enough for many.

Thank tish1617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a peaceful, park like setting to walk or run in. Even though many people at peak times, especially summer evenings, still plenty of space. And safety in numbers, never afraid because never alone. Good for families or more serious exercisers. Most keep pets...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We think this park with its lake, trails, and water works is an excellent recreation and leisure park in the capital city.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time visiting this park and had a nice walk along the water. It's very peaceful and green but you don't feel isolated as there were many people also enjoying nature. it's easy to get to ans has lots of parking.

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park small swimming area. Running path rent canoes cheap. Very nice Lots of morning walkers runners etc

Thank themayneline
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

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 least 30 minutes and then...More

Thank briegel22
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

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 little park close to downtown. Highly recommend.

Thank AmberAmber27
Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank indygem
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Gray's Lake Park is literally a gem in Des Moines. This was just a trip to relax and I spent about three and a half to four hours here just enjoying the park. It was amazing to see this park and I would highly recommend...More

1  Thank Dave F
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It's no Central Park, but what a fabulous asset for Des Moines. Beautiful jogging/walking/roller blading path, sailboat and kayak rentals. Swimming, toilet facilities. Amust see/do!

Thank stone595
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Exile Brewing Company
243 reviews
1.87 km away
Gusto Pizza
71 reviews
2.03 km away
Krunkwich Ramen House
37 reviews
2.07 km away
+39 Italian Restaurant Market Cantina
37 reviews
2.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Raccoon River Park
20 reviews
1.83 km away
Downtown Farmers Market
304 reviews
2.76 km away
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
520 reviews
2.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Judie L
8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Peyoz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice beach
0
Votes
Parkhill12701
22 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
sorry, no idea
-1
Votes
Sarah A
2 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Cliff K | Reviewed this property |
The south entrance and area is the most grill friendly part of the park. For a another nearby family place with grills I would recommend Union park and another not too far is Cottonwood park near Saylorville Dam...
0
Votes