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Dates: 1/2/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Des Moines, IA
Event Name: Waterways
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 113158 2019/Y1464
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 11K - 1A
Description: This walk is on city sidewalks and multi-purpose trails along the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers and around Gray's Lake. It returns to the finish through the Court Avenue District in downtown Des Moines and across the Principal Pedestrian Bridge. Hours 10am-5pm daily; closed New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden The 11K trail around Grays Lake is closed for repair until further notice. The 5K route is available.
Start Point / Driving Directions: 909 Robert D Ray Dr. From West I-235 Exit E 6th St go right (S) to Des Moines St. Turn right on Des Moines St 5 blocks to Robert D Ray Dr and turn right. From East I-235 Exit E 6th St go left (S) to Des Moines St. Turn right on Des Moines St 5 blocks to Robert D Ray Dr and turn right.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: One of the nation's biggest and best Farmer's Markets is on Saturday mornings May thru October 7AM - Noon in the Court Ave District. World Food Prize Building is open on Sat mornings from 9 AM - 1PM. Well worth a visit. Walk box is located in the alcove to your right when you walk in the door.
Host Club: Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Deb Gaskins (515) 238-2486
Website: sites.google.com/site/walkgdmva
E-Mail Contact: gaskins.deb@gmail.com