The Grimes Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of leisure activities in the City of Grimes. These include the parks system, Grimes Community Complex, Grimes Sports Complex, and the recreation programs and activities for the citizens of Grimes.
Grimes features several city parks. Waterworks Park, located along North James Street north of Highway 44, that has two shelters, two playgrounds and ball diamonds. Lions Park, located at the east end of North Fifth, North Sixth and North Seventh streets, has a shelter, soccer fields, and playground equipment. Beaverbrooke Park is at the south end of Park Circle in north Grimes. Shawvers Park has a shelter, grill, and playstructure. North Point Park is undeveloped at this time. Glenstone Park is undeveloped also. To reserve one of the shelters, call city hall at 986-3036.
The Grimes Parks and Recreation Office is open from 8:00am-5:00pm and is located in the Grimes Community Complex, located just off of Hwy 44, south on Main Street where the old 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. Citizens can rent the court as well as different rooms of the facility for parties, reunions, meetings, celebrations, etc by calling City Hall at 986-3036. A small fee is required for the security access card.
The Grimes Sports Complex covers 44 acres in the southwest area of Grimes. It includes two tennis courts; multiple soccer fields, including one lighted tournament field; three volleyball courts; three softball fields; four baseball fields; two basketball courts; a skate park; walking trails; concession stand and a large play structure. The complex is located along South James Street, just south of the Grimes Elementary School.
Up to date information about Grimes Park and Recreation Programs can be found by visiting the following link: Grimes Park and Recreation Department