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
(After-Hours Registration/Payment Drop Box available outside the GCC.)

Rec Office Phone/Fax:   
515-986-2143                
 
Recreation 
Cell Phone:  
     
515-205-8881

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.

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.

 

Upcoming Programs

Ongoing- Jazzercise, Curtain Call KidsTaekwondo, Tiny Tigers Taekwondo, Sports Specific Training, FREE Bridge Card Games on Fridays from Noon - 3pm at the GCC

Program  Calendar - click here
To Register Online -
click here

-Tuesday, April 15- Adult Yoga Session Starts
-Saturday, April 19- Grimes Kiwanis Easter Eggstravaganza (Easter Egg Hunt)

-Saturday, May 10- Grimes Citywide Garage Sales
-Wednesday, May 14- NEW! Concealed Weapons Class for Women
-Saturday, May 17- Babysitting Clinic for Grades 5 and Above
May/June/July- Grimes Library Programs at the GCC- click here
-Monday, June 2- June Mon/Wed Bam Bam Session Starts
-Monday, June 2- June Mon/Wed Tiny Kickers Session Starts
-Tuesday, June 3- SA- Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - more info click here
-Tuesday, June 3- June Tues/Thurs Bam Bam Session Starts
-Tuesday, June 3- June Tues/Thurs Tiny Kickers Session Starts
-Thursday, June 5-26- Little Artists Class (Grades K-4)
-Thursday, June 5- SA- Pump It Up - more info click here
-Sunday, June 8- Adult Sand Volleyball Starts
-Monday, June 9- Summer Songs Music Class for Ages 0-4
-Monday, June 9- Tennis Clinic Starts
-Monday, June 9-12- Tiny Adventures Session for Ages 3-5
-Monday, June 9 - 30- NEW! Puppy Basics Obedience Class
-Tuesday, June 10- SA- Bowling- Warrior Lanes in Waukee- more info click here
-Thursday, June 12- SA- Blank Park Zoo - more info click here
-Thursday, June 12- Governors Days Kickoff Kiddie Parade
-Thursday, June 12-14- Annual Grimes Governors Days 
-Monday, June 16- Summer Songs Music Class for Ages 0-4
-Monday, June 16- Swimming Lessons in Dallas Center Starts
-Tuesday, June 17-20- Exploring Music Camp for Grades K-2
-Tuesday, June 17- SA- Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - more info click here
-Wednesday, June 18-
NEW! 
Adult Kickball League Starts 
-Thursday, June 19- NEW! SA- Trip to Adel Aquatic Center- more info click here
-Monday, June 23- Summer Songs Music Class for Ages 0-4
-Monday, June 23-26- Tiny Adventures Session for Ages 3-5
-Tuesday, June 24-27- NEW! Exploring Music Camp for Grades K-2
-Tuesday, June 24- SA- Iowa Cubs - more info click here
-Thursday, June 26- SA- Climb Iowa- more info click here
-Monday, June 30- Summer Songs Music Class for Ages 0-4
-Monday, June 30- NEW! SA- Adventureland- more info click here

-Tuesday, July 1- SA- Glazed Expressions- more info click here
-Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2- ISU Volleyball Camp in Grimes
-No Trip on July 3
-Monday, July 7-10- "Run For Fun in the Sun" Running Camp
-Monday, July 7- Intro to Programming (featuring LEGO robotics) for Ages 8-12 Starts
-Monday, July 7- July Mon/Wed Tiny Kickers Session Starts
-Mondays, July 7 - July 28- NEW! Kids in the Kitchen Classes for Grades K-4
-Mondays, July 7 - July 28- NEW! Adult Dog Obedience Classes
-Tuesday, July 8- SA- Mini Golf at West Grand Golf- more info click here
-Tuesday, July 8- July Tues/Thurs Bam Bam Session Starts
-Thursdays, July 10-31- Little Artists Class for Grades K-4
-Thursday, July 10- SA- Horseback Riding at Jester Park- more info 
click here
-Monday, July 14-17- Tiny Adventures Session for Ages 3-5
-Monday, July 14- Air It Out QB Football Clinic
-Tuesday, July 15- SA- Science Center- more info 
click here
-Wednesday, July 16- Air It Out QB Football Clinic
-Wednesday & Thursday, July 16 & 17-
NEW! Survivor Sports Camp
-Thursday, July 17- SA- Pump It Up- more info click here
-Monday, 21- Thursday, July 24- Small Group Youth Volleyball Camp
-Monday, July 21- Thursday, July 24- NEW! Intro to Programming (featuring LEGO robotics) for Ages 8-12 Session 2
-Tuesday, July 22- SA- Cascade Falls Aquatic Center- more info click here
-Thursday, July 24- SA- Movie Trip- more info click here
-Monday, July 28-31- Tiny Adventures Session for Ages 3-5
-Tuesday, July 29-31- Drake Youth Soccer Clinic
-Tuesday, July 29- SA- Jester Park (Pond Study, Natural Playscape, and Canoeing) - more info click here
-Thursday, July 31- SA- Incredibles Pizza - more info click here

-Monday, August 4-
NEW! SA- Adventureland Trip- more info click here
-Tuesday & Wednesday, August 5-6-
NEW! Grimes Safety City
-Tuesday, August 5- SA- Trip to Clive Aquatic Center- more info click here
-Thursday & Friday, August 7-8-
NEW! Grimes Safety City
-Thursday, August 7- SA- Trip to Valley View Aquatic Center in WDSM- more info click here

-Sunday, August 10- Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League Starts
-Sunday, August 17- Youth Flag Football Starts
-Monday, September 8- Mondays, Beginners FB Starts for Ages 3-4
-Tuesday, September 9- Tuesdays Beginners FB Starts for Ages 3-4

Past Programming
-Monday, January -Beginners Basketball Session Starts for Ages 3-4
-Tuesday, January - Beginners Basketball Session Starts for Ages 3-4
-Tuesday, January - Adult Yoga Session Starts
-Wednesday, January - Adult Men's Basketball League Starts
-Thursday, February- Beginners Indoor Soccer Start for Ages 3-5
-Sunday, February- Pre-Season Indoor Baseball Clinic
-Sunday, February- Beginners Wrestling Session Starts for Ages 3-5
-Monday, February- Beginners Basketball Session Starts for Ages 3-4
-Tuesday, February - Beginners Basketball Session Starts for Ages 3-4

-Monday-Wednesday, February 24-26- Hunters Ed Course
-Saturday, March 1- Youth Basketball Tournament in Grimes
-Saturday, March 8-  3on3 Basketball Shootout
-Saturday, March 22- Curtain Call Kids- Junior and Act 1 Classes Start
-Saturday, March 22- Curtain Call Kids Academy Classes Start
-Saturday, March 22- Curtain Call Kids- Advanced Academy Classes Start
-Monday, March 24- Tiny Adventures for Ages 3-5 in the Morning
-Monday, March 24- Summer/Fall Rec Program Registration Begins
-Tuesdays, March 25- Curtain Call Kids Improv Classes Start
-Thursday, March 27- Little Artist Program

Staff

PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF

JoeMcAreavy
Public Works Director- Parks
515-986-3036
jmcareavy@ci.grimes.ia.us

Brett Barber
Parks and Recreation Director- Programs
515-986-2143
bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us

 

 

GCC Facility Supervisors & Part-Time Parks and Recreation Staff-
Laurie Ferguson
Pat Ferguson
Jodi Leonard
Lani Moeller
Allison Morris
Gretchen Stanger
Nick Stanger
Talor Woodson

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
563-260-6328
djheiman@centurylink.net
2501 NE Ewing Court
January 2014- December 2016

Coming Soon! Cris Anderson
Park Board Member

jcandujar12@yahoo.com
January 2014- December 2016

Coming Soon!

Brandon Neilson
Park Board Member
515-473-6256

bneilson@impact7g.com 
January 2014- December 2016


Morgan Molden
Park Board Secretary
515-883-0360
2812 SE Cobblestone Drive
morgan.molden@gmail.com
January 2012 - December 2014


Charmin Sterbenz
Park Board President
515-986-4797
504 Hickory Court
charmin@sterbenzcreative.com
January 2008 - December 2016


Doug Bickford
Council Liaison
516 SE 13th St
563-320-4350
doug.bickford@yahoo.com

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