Grundy Center’s city government consists of a part-time Mayor and five part-time city council positions. A six-member police department provides law enforcement, and a 31-member volunteer Fire Department provides fire and ambulance services.
Three city parks offer a fun variety of play equipment, tennis courts, and shelters for a family picnic or group get-together. Children benefit from a well-organized City Recreation program. Swimming lessons, softball and baseball leagues, and tennis lessons are offered at a very modest cost. In addition, a new Sports Complex has 2 lighted baseball/softball fields, little league field, and soccer fields, bordered by a walking and biking trail. Grundy Center’s City Hall and Community Center are attractive modern facilities that serve as headquarters for a variety of city meetings and community gatherings.