Gym/Batting Cage- NEW Oct. 2016- Those wanting to rent the gym/batting cage from October-April, should email Brett at on October 3 at 8am or after requesting your dates/times.  You will be called to collect payment if there is availability and emailed confirmation will be sent. Emailed requests will be required after that for multiple dates needed. 

GCC Facility Schedules

#102 Batting Cage- click here
#103/#105 Party/Meeting Room- click here
#106 Party/Meeting Room- click here
#107 Party/Meeting Room- click here
#202 with #203 Party/Meeting Rooms- click here
#300 Kitchen/Cafeteria- click here
#301 Gym- click here
#302 Board Room- click here
#304 Banquet Hall- click here
#402 Party/Meeting Room (old shop)- click here
*Rentals must be pre-paid in full.  NO refunds will be given for cancellations. 

Constructed over the course of a twenty year period beginning in 1940, the center originally housed Grimes Elementary and Middle School. The building re-opened in the Summer of 2006 and owned by the City, has over 35,000 square feet, divided between recreational and community activity spaces, including a gym, fitness facilities, banquet hall, meeting rooms, park and recreation department offices, and a full-service kitchen.  Please stop in and take a look during facility hours.

GCC Rates and Rental Information (updated 7/2016) - click here
*Once room or gym is booked and paid for, the city will not transfer or refund for any changes that might occur afterwards.  Payments must be received prior to scheduling the reservation on the calendar.

GCC Rental & Liability Agreement Form (click here)- must be filled out the first time you rent the GCC

GCC Winter Facility Hours (Oct. 1 - April 30)
Monday-Friday 8am-9pm
Saturday- 8am-3pm
Sunday Noon-6pm

GCC Summer Facility Hours (May 1-Sept. 30)
Mon - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 3pm
Sundays: Noon - 4:30pm
*Reservations can be made outside of these hours.  Must call in 30 days prior to the party date and additional after hour rates will apply.

GCC is Closed on these Holidays: New Year's Day, MLK Day until 5pm, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Day After, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve

All GCC Rentals must be pre-paid in order to be included on the schedule.



Resident Fee*  Non-Resident Fee**  For-Profit Business
#102 Batting Cage- Family, Team (4 or more) Fees      
$10/hr- Family
$15/hr- Team
$20/hr- Family
$30/hr- Team
#103/#105 Party/Meeting Room (Party rents both rooms)    
$20/hr for both rooms
$40/hr for both rooms
$60/hr for both rooms
#106 Party/Meeting Room    
FREE for 1st Two Hours
$10 per additional hr
 $20/hr $30/hr
#107 Party/Meeting Room  
FREE for 1st Two Hours
$10 per additional hr
 $20/hr $30/hr
#300 Kitchen/Cafeteria    $25/hr $50/hr $75/hr
#301 Gym    $20/hr $40/hr $60/hr
-Gym with Bounce House (on the stage)  $30/hr extra
not available
not available
 #302 Board Room    FREE $10/hr $20/hr

#304 Banquet Hall³ (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)




#304 Banquet Hall³ (Evenings 5-9pm)      




#304 Banquet Hall³ (Sat., Sun.)              




#202 Party/Meeting Room (old Y room with #203 play area)
 $20/hr for both rooms
 $40/hr for both rooms
$60/hr for both rooms
#402 Party/Meeting Room (Old Shop)
 $20/hr $40/hr
After Hour OR Parties of 50+ People Additional $20/hr Additional $30/hr Additional $40/hr


*Those living in Grimes OR in the DCG School District.

**Those living outside the DCG School District
-Non-Profit organizations and Military Families will be charged ½ the amount of the Resident fees, but pay full "After Hour" and 100+ Party Fees


To reserve certain areas of the Grimes Community Complex, please email Brett Barber, Grimes Parks and Rec Director at bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.usor you can also call the Grimes Parks and Recreation Office at 515-986-2143 to check on availability.

#301 Gym:

Remodeled Summer 2008, Has two adjustable baskets with bleachers and sports balls.  Baseball and softball teams must use softi-balls, no real balls/bats allowed. Non-marking tennis shoes required. Can only reserve up to 3 months in advance. Fall/Winter Rental Registration start date is October 1 for months October-April.

-GCC General Gym Rules


#300 Kitchen & Cafeteria:

Holds up to 60 people sitting around tables, big screen TV, 60” round tables and serving space for food and drinks. Full-size kitchen includes deep freezer, coffee pots, microwaves, 2 stoves and full-size refrigerator/freezer. Utensils and paper products not available.


#304 Banquet Hall:

Located in the NW part of the facility. Holds up to 200 people sitting around round tables. Has sound system, microphone, big screen & projector, refrigerator, sink, and 200 padded chairs. Alcohol is allowed in this room only, with additional fees for a security officer, and extra deposit.


#103/#105 Party/Meeting Room:

Located across from the batting cages on the south side of the facility facing the playground and south lot. Holds 40-50 people. This room is full of windows.  Great party room for birthdays.  Has divider door that can split the room into two meeting rooms too.


#106 Meeting Room:

Holds up to 30 in each room.  Located in the SW corner of the facility. Has AV hook-ups and DVD player.


#107 Meeting Room:

Holds up to 30 in each room.  Located in the SW corner of the facility.  Has AV hook-ups and DVD player.


#302 Board Room:

Smaller room (used to be old teacher's lounge) that holds up to 10 people and used for smaller meetings, arts and crafts, lounge area. Has 2 restrooms and a sink.

#402 Room (Old Shop):

Located on the north side of facility facing north parking lot, this room can host up to 50 people.  Room includes 5ft round white tables, white chairs, TV, ping pong table, projector, and screen with speakers on the side.

#202 Meeting/Party Room (Rented Together with #203 Kids Play Area):

Located on the west side of facility facing greenspace in back, this room can host up to 50 people.  Room includes 5ft round white tables, white chairs, and TV.  Kids Play area is for kids 10 and under.  No food or drink are allowed in the Kids Play Area.

#102 Batting Cage:

Located on south side of facility across from Rooms 103/105.  Adults must supervise those using the cage at all times and helmets should be worn once inside the cage.  Machine baseballs and softballs are provided but actual baseballs/softballs must be provided.

Jazzercise Room:

This room is used seven days per week by Jazzercise and their participants.