410 SE Main Street
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Contact Brett Barber at bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us or by calling 515-986-2143 between 8-5pm to book your party, event, practice or meeting.

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: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 3pm
Sundays: Noon - 4:30pm

Holidays that GCC is Closed: 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

Gym/Batting Cage- Those wanting to rent the gym/batting cage from October-April, should email Brett at bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us on October 1 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. 

*Rentals must be pre-paid in full.  NO refunds will be given for cancellations or transferred to a different date. Reservations can be made up to a year out in advance.

Background- Constructed over the course of a twenty year period beginning in 1940, the Community Complex 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, 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- click here
*Payments must be received prior to scheduling the reservation on the calendar by calling in between 8-5pm or stopping in with a check to City of Grimes.

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

GCC ROOM RENTAL RATES & SCHEDULES (Effective July 1, 2017):

GCC Rooms
To view pictures, click on each room)
-GCC Rental Agreement Form- click here

Resident Fee*  Non-Resident Fee**  To View Schedule
#102 Batting Cage

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#103/#105 Party/Meeting Room
(Party rents both rooms)    
click here
#106 Party/Meeting Room    FREE for 1st Two Hours
$10 per additional hr
 $20/hr click here
#107 Party/Meeting Room  FREE for 1st Two Hours
$10 per additional hr
 $20/hr click here
#202/203 Party/Meeting Room
(Party receives both rooms. Kids must have socks on at all times in Room 203
-No shoes or barefeet allowed.
 $20/hr  $40/hr
 click here
#205 Party/Meeting Room
 $10/hr  $20/hr  click here
#300 Kitchen/Cafeteria    $25/hr $50/hr click here
#301 Gym
-For Ages 11-17- Family Open Gym Agreement Form- click here
 $20/hr $40/hr click here
-Gym with Bounce House (on the stage- kids must have socks for Bounce House and no barefeet in the gym.)
#302 Board Room    FREE $10/hr click here

#304 Banquet Hall³ (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)



click here

#304 Banquet Hall³
(Evenings 5-9pm and Saturday/Sunday)      



#402 Party/Meeting Room
 $20/hr $40/hr
click here
After- Facility Hours Rental Rates
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 (if rented) with bleachers and basketballs to use for free during open gym.  Baseball and softball teams must use softi-balls, no real balls/bats allowed. Non-marking tennis shoes required. Stage can be used for food/drink.  Must clean after yourself and take trash out when done.

-GCC General Gym Rules


#300 Kitchen & Cafeteria:

Holds up to nine 60" round  tables with 8 chairs around each, TV with hook-ups for DVD player, and serving space in the kitchen for food and drinks. Full-size kitchen includes deep freezer, coffee pots, microwave, 2 stoves and full-size refrigerator/freezer. Utensils and paper products not available.  Trash bags are provided.


#304 Banquet Hall:

Newly remodeled in Fall of 2016.  Located in the NW part of the facility. Holds up to 300 people sitting in rows or 225 people around tables. Has sound system, microphone, big screen & projector, refrigerator, sink, and padded chairs. AV including the lighting and sound can be rented from the church.  Alcohol is allowed in this room only, with additional fees for a security officer, and extra deposit.  Call Polk County Sheriff's Dept to schedule officers.  Typically $35/hr for min. 2 hours.

#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 12 60" round tables. 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 6 60" round tables.  Located in the SW corner of the facility. Has AV hook-ups and DVD player.


#107 Meeting Room:

Holds up to 6 60" round tables.  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.