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Gray's Lake Park to Close May 13 - May 31


DES MOINES, IOWA – May 7, 2019 – Gray’s Lake Park will be closed May 13 – May 31 in order to complete resurfacing of the Kruidenier Trail. This project, originally planned for late fall, was accelerated in the schedule to address damages caused by recent flooding. Closure dates are subject to change due to weather.

For their own safety, patrons are asked to please stay out of the park while this work is being completed. Updates will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process.

Gray's Lake closure map

Benjamin R. Page
Director, Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department
(515) 237-1386

About Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Founded in 1892, the Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is “Helping Des Moines Live Well, Play Hard and Protect the Earth.”  Our department is responsible for the management of 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous recreation facilities.  In addition, we offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events.  For more information on Des Moines Parks and Recreation programs or facilities, visit our website (, Facebook (, Twitter (@desmoinesparks) or Instagram (