Grimes Parks and Recreation

The Grimes Parks and Recreation is located inside of the Grimes Community Complex (old Middle School), located at 410 SE Main Street in Grimes. The Department is responsible for all City Parks, Grimes Community Complex, Summer Rec Program, and numerous other community Recreation Programs.

Grimes Parks and Recreation Office Hours:                 
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday (GCC is open later with supervisors too)
(After-Hours Registration/Payment Drop Box available outside the GCC.)

Recreation Office Phone:   
Cell Phone:  

Mailing Address:
410 SE Main St.
Grimes, Ia 50111

Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Grimes Parks and Recreation Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing services and programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of its residents and visitors.

Grimes Parks & Recreation Department Goals:

  • Provide clean and safe parks, green spaces, and recreational facilities.
  • Provide efficient services to residents regardless of income, background, and ability.
  • Effectively plan for the future needs of Grimes residents.
  • Continually strive to improve existing facilities while seeking opportunities for future development.
  • To improve the quality of life for all citizens.
Park Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 

The Park and Recreation Advisory Board was created to advise the City Council on facilities and funds which are needed to provide open space such as parks and playgrounds and community facilities for other types of recreation. The operations of the parks system is managed by the Public Works Director, Joe McAreavy, and supervised by the Park and Recreation Director, Brett Barber. The board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.  Meetings are held at Grimes City Hall.  All meetings are open to the public. Click here for more information on the Park Board.

Coming Soon!

Dennis Heiman
Park Board Member
2501 NE Ewing Court
January 2014- December 2016

Coming Soon! Cris Anderson
Park Board Member
January 2014- December 2016

Coming Soon!

Brandon Neilson
Park Board Member
January 2014- December 2016

Morgan Molden
Park Board Secretary
2812 SE Cobblestone Drive
January 2012 - December 2014

Charmin Sterbenz
Park Board President
504 Hickory Court
January 2008 - December 2016

Doug Bickford
Council Liaison
516 SE 13th St


Updates are made at or by 4pm each day.

Stay Informed
-City Website-Complete Updated Program Calendar- click here

-Program Flyers- Stop by the Grimes Parks and Rec Office at the GCC at 410 SE Main St.

-Call the Grimes Parks and Rec Office at 515-986-2143.

- Follow us on Twitter  

- Find us on Facebook under "Grimes Parks and Recreation" 

-Email Alerts- Notifies you of upcoming programs and notices
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