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Gray's Lake
Park

Client
No Name Assigned Yet
Location
Des Moines, IA
Size
100 Acre lake and surrounding park
Completion date
May 2002

This "crown jewel" of the Des Moines' park system acts as a trailhead to the regional trails system, provides much needed recreational amenities and hotel/conference facilities, and serves as a "postcard" for Des Moines. 

Previously under-utilized, Gray's Lake is now a centerpiece of community culture, a focal point for every visitor, and a hub of activity in the shadows of the Des Moines skyline. The loop recreational trail provides access to a variety of amenities, including boardwalks, water play areas, boat ramps, marinas and a park resource center. 

Awards
Top 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011
American Planning Association
2011
Merit Award
ASLA Regional Chapter
2005
Merit Award
ASLA Iowa Chapter
2002