Grays Lake

Gray's Lake Park is the place to be!

Fleur Drive & George Flagg Parkway

Des Moines, IA


Attraction - Park

Gray's Lake Park is the premier park in Central Iowa! New features and amenities have been added in the past three years with more to come in the near future! What's new? A lighted, two-mile trail encircling the lake connected by a 1/4 mile pedestrian bridge. The bridge is well lit offering a beautiful site from Fleur Drive . . . A boat rental facility at the southwest corner of the Lake Other new amenities include public rest rooms, concessions, shoreline improvements, landscaping, road extension, and new parking. Gray's Lake is located on Fleur Drive and George Flagg Parkway (formerly Valley Drive).
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Boat rental facility
Public rest rooms
Shoreline Improvements
2 mile trail with 1/4 mile pedestrian bridge
Price Range
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6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily
(November through March)
5:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight daily
(April through October)
User Reviews & Comments
August 6, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
It‘s a great place for family fun! You can hangout with your friends, and family and it‘s just a beautiful place to be with nature.
August 3, 2012 starstarstarstarno star
Awesome area to run on my lunch hour. Love it!
July 15, 2012 starstarstarstarstar
It is a wonderful setting to walk around, and it is kid and pet friendly.
March 16, 2012 starstarstarno starno star
I really wish the trails were larger as a large amount of people are on the trails. IT NEEDS MORE PARKING! I GOT CURSED OUT YESTERDAY B/C I HONKED MY HORN B/C SOMEONE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE TO CARRY ON A CONVERSATION. As well I wish there were some water fountains around. With it being 2 1/4th of a mile you don‘t want to carry that always. Otherwise its a good park! I take my dog there and plug in my headphones.