The Grinnell Parks and Recreation Department is governed by the city of Grinnell in Iowa, which also operates police, fire, public services and library departments. The department provides a variety of leisure activities for individuals of all ages. It maintains various parks and offers sports and athletic activities, including football, basketball, tennis, swimming and soccer for youths. The department provides snow sculpturing contests and also includes athletic and recreational centers for families. The Grinnell Parks and Recreation Department has several rental facilities for receptions, family reunions and corporate picnics. The department also organizes self-defense classes for youths, families and senior citizens.