Gray’s Lake Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Gray's Lake Park des moines iowa

Gray’s Lake is a large, busy park near downtown with a playground, swimming beach and long walking trail. The bridge is lit up at night with a rainbow of colors, and the lake is usually filled with boats during the day.

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Information:

Name: Gray’s Lake Park and Beach
Address: 2101 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
Type: Places to get wet, places to take a walk, places to play
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Unknown
Playground: Yes
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, lake/beach
Other notes: Concession stand and boat rentals available seasonally. There is an ADA accessible canoe ramp for people with wheelchairs to get in safely. Fishing available. Sailboats and canoes welcome – boat ramp. 1/4 mile pedestrian bridge. The playground is close to the water.
Official Website: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/GraysLake.aspx
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There is a bald eagle nest right off the trail!

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[photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Recreation]

[photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Recreation]

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[photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Recreation]

 

[photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Recreation]

[photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Recreation]

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