Dec 13, 2021 - News

About those vacant silos at Des Moines' Gray's Lake

A photo of silos at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines.
Ever wonder why these are still here? The answer: They're a piece of DSM's history. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

The concrete sand silos by Des Moines' Gray's Lake are leftovers from the early 1900s, a time when the lake was a quarry.

  • They are historical markers and the city has no plans to demolish them, Parks director Ben Page told Axios last week.
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