Recreational Activities

Recreation Program Schedule available below:

Current Brochure

Registration Information

Registration is required in advance for all programs, with the fees due and payable at the time of registration. No registration is complete until the fee has been paid and the participant's name is added to the program roster. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration deadline is five business days before a specific program is to begin, unless otherwise noted. If a program is filled before your registration is processed, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Always use correct age at the beginning of the program.

Mail-In Registration

  1. Complete the registration form
    Be sure all information is correct and the program numbers are included. Registrations will not be accepted over the phone.
  2. Enclose Payment
    Total all fees and make checks payable to - Grinnell Recreation Department. Do not send cash. All fees must be paid in full.
  3. Mail to 520 4th Ave Grinnell Iowa 50112

Online Registration (credit card)

Go to our registration website This is a one stop shop online for Recreation Department programming, facility memberships, and facility reservations. You can also see what is going on in the department with our Community Calendar!

  1. Create an account 
  2. Register for Activities, Purchase Membership, or Reserve Facility
  3. Pay via Credit Card
    Our payment processor charges $3.00 for payment by credit or debit card up to $100, and 3.00% for credit or debit card payments over $100. All fees must be paid at the time of checkout.

Youth Programs

Our goal is to help keep kids active, so we offer various sports programs for children age 3 through 14. You can expect things like flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, blast ball, and many more activities. We work on introducing children to the basics of the sport and further skill development; however, our priority is for the kids to have fun! Also, we have some activities just for fun like pickleball and fishing. Check out our current brochure to see which activities are available this season.

Family Programs

If you want an activity the whole family can get involved in check out our family section for some ideas. Imagination playground, trunk-or-treating, or flashlight Easter egg hunt are just a few things we offer for Families. Check out our current brochure to see which activities are available this season. 

Adult Programs

It's not just the kids we like to see active, so why not get a group of adults together (women, men or coed) and have fun in our softball, volleyball or kickball leagues. We also offer clinics for learning the popular sport of pickleball. Check out our current brochure to see which activities are available this season.


We have been offering non-competitive gymnastics classes for boys and girls ages 2-18 successfully for the past several years with help from our fantastic instructor Miss Olga. Kids are taught fundamental body positions and basic techniques to help them develop muscular control and coordination, as well as a sense of balance with physical and mental confidence. Check out class times in our current brochure.


Whether your child is a beginning swimmer, a competitive swimmer or interested in becoming a lifeguard, the Recreation Department is able to help you keep their aquatic skills up all year long with access to an outdoor and indoor facility. Check out class times in our current brochure.