Gray’s Lake Park – A Great Place for Outdoor Activity

Gray’s Lake

With beautiful spring days not too far ahead everyone is getting antsy to get outside. One of my family’s favorite places to spend a nice day is Gray’s Lake on Des Moines’ south side. If you haven’t been yet, you definitely need to check it out! My personal favorite part of Gray’s Lake is the walking/bike trail. The two-mile trail circles the perimeter of the lake. Restrooms are located along the way which we all know is important with the kids!

Gray's Lake

Gray’s Lake has a lot to offer. Starting mid April, bicycles are available to rent for both kids and adults if you don’t feel like hauling your own with you. The lake also offers canoeing, bird watching classes, and yoga plus so much more. There is plenty of room to play a game of catch with the kids or spread out a blanket for a picnic. And of course, your kids will also enjoy spending time climbing on the playground! With spring just around the corner, a lot of activities for the family will be available at the lake. Check out upcoming events or get directions to here.



Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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