Grimes Iowa Parks

CURRENT PARK PROJECTS-
Glenstone Park Project- updated April 2013- click here for design proposal

North Sports Complex- Phase 1 ($850,000 project) is currently going on.  Complex needs at least 4 growing seasons.  Anticipated opening date for greenspace usage is Spring 2015.


Adopt-a-Park / Adopt-a-Trail Program
Click here for more information on how you can get involved to keep our parks and trails clean.

Grimes Iowa Parks

Grimes South Sports Complex (6th and James St.)

This 45-acre complex is located at 300 South James Street, just south of the South Prairie Elementary School.  Constructed in 2002, it includes two tennis courts; multiple soccer fields (9 acres) including one lit tournament field; three sand volleyball courts; three softball fields; four baseball fields; two basketball courts (4 hoops); a skate park; walking trails; restrooms; 2 concession stands, 487 parking spots, and a large play structure by the south concession stand. 

Grimes Sports Complex Rental Fees (updated 6.22.10) - 
click here
*If you would like to rent the fields (for tournament only) outside of the local clubs times using our fields, please email Brett at bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us at the Parks and Rec Office. 

Grimes Sports Complex Map- click here

Grimes Sports Complex Shelter
This shelter is located by the south concession stand and contains 2 picnic tables, restrooms, and electrical.  It's perfectly situated in between green space, sand volleyball courts, and the big play structure  This shelter is also booked during soccer club season and baseball club season (mid-March to mid-June).

Directions
Coming From the East:
1) Off Hwy 141, exit onto Hwy 44 West.
2) Going West on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn south on James Street. (Center of town)
3) Grimes Sports Complex is located 2 blocks south on the West side of James Street.

Coming from the West:
1) Going East on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn south on James Street. (Center of town)
2) Grimes Sports Complex is located 2 blocks south on the West side of James Street.
 

  


Skate Park
Located on the south side of the Grimes Sports Complex off of South James Street.  Parking and the closest entrance is on the southeast side of the complex.

Grimes North Sports Complex - click here
Phase I construction (base option plus add-on options) will begin Spring 2011.  The completed project includes three phases that adds up to $2.3 million.  Phase I ($850,000) is funded by the City Park TIF that is allocated each year to the parks.  Phase I should be completed by Fall 2012 and will provide irrigated softball fields (without fencing) and greenspace for soccer.  Phase II and Phase III start dates have not been determined.

This complex is located off of North James Street behind the North Ridge Elementary School in Grimes.  This 26-acre sports complex will have 5 little league softball fields, 1 adult softball field, over 5 acres of greenspace for soccer, 2 tennis courts, basketball courts, a concession stand, and 238 parking spots.

Grimes Community Complex - 410 SE Main Street in Grimes (Rec. Phone- 515-986-2143)
The City of Grimes opened this Community Center in June 2006.  It's located just off of Hwy 44, south on Main Street where the old DCG Middle School existed. The gym is a popular spot for sports teams to practice and for adults to play pick-up volleyball and basketball games. The Parks and Recreation Office is also located in this building.  Citizens can rent the court as well as different rooms of the facility for parties, reunions, meetings, celebrations, etc.

 

   

Grimes Community Complex Park
Located at 410 SE Main Street just south of the GCC.  NEW as of June 2011- New equipment includes a swingset, playset with multiple slides and structures for Ages 0-12, basketball hoops, sand volleyball court, greenspace to the west of the GCC, soccer goals, and picnic area.

Beaverbrooke Park (East of 8th & James)
Developed in November of 2007, this 6.4 acre neighborhood park is located at the south end of Park Circle off of James Street.  Access by the North Walking Trail.  Includes shelter, grill, 2 picnic tables, and playset.  No electrical is provided.

 

 

Lions Park (N. Park & 6th St.)
This 4.8 acre park has an open shelter, two grills, 4 picnic tables, 1/2 basketball court, two baseball/softball fields, soccer field, and playground equipment.  No electrical is provided.
Directions
Coming From the East:
1) Off Hwy 141, exit onto Hwy 44 West.
2) Going West on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn north on Harvey Street.
3) Turn right (west) on 5th Street and go to the end and the parking lot is there.

Coming from the West:
1) Going east on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn north on Harvey Street.
3) Turn right (west) on 5th Street and go to the end and the parking lot is there.

 

 

  

Shawver Park (Shawver Dr.)
This 4.0 acre park is a neighborhood park located off of Shawver Drive.  Access by walking trail.  Has a shelter, 2 picnic tables, grill, and playstructure.  Plenty of green space for open play.

  

  

Waterworks Park (1st and James)
One of Grimes' first parks, this 8.5 acre park is located at 200 North 1st Street, north of Highway 44 by the Grimes Library. Has two open shelters with electricity, two playgrounds, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop, open green space, and three ball diamonds.  Four picnic tables are located at the west shelter and 7 picnic tables at the east shelter.

Directions
Coming From the East:
1) Off Hwy 141, exit onto Hwy 44 West.
2) Going West on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn north on James Street. (Center of town)
3) Waterworks park is immediately to your left (west).

Coming from the West:
1) Going East on Hwy 44 coming into Grimes, turn north on James Street. (Center of town)
2) Waterworks park is immediately to your left (west).

 

North Pointe Park (NW 78th Ave)
Developed in October of 2009, this 3.48 acre park has a play structure, swing set, 16' square open shelter, and two picnic tables.  The park is located on the northeast side of Grimes just east of Hwy 141.  Just take Highway 141 north to NW 78th Avenue.

Glenstone Park (Glenstone & Stone Ridge)
Developed in September 2009, this 3.6 acre park has a 20' wide open gazebo with 2 picnic tables (no electrical or grill).  It's located in the heart of Glenstone Trail off of SE 37th St. in the SE portion of Grimes along the Johnston Border.

Greenspace
City owned land that is located directly south of the True Value store and west of the Grimes Fire Department that has been used for tackle football during the fall and extra space for soccer in the spring.