Tuesday, 23 January, 2018


The City of Grand Rapids is currently working on a master plan to expand and renovate the IRA Civic Center. This page will be filled with information regarding this project.

Master Plan

This project conitinues to be a work in progress, below are photos from the most recent conceptual plan. The master plan has an estimated completion date of February, 2018. When it is completed, it wil be placed here.     Conceptual Plan Photos                                                                                       .  

How to Volunteer

The project consisting of members from the City of Grand Rapids, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Itasca Area Schools Collaborative (IASC), Grand Itasca/Fairview, and the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association (GRAHA), invite you to an informational meeting where you will learn more about

Community Survey Results

A survey was sent out to the community earlier this year regarding the expansion and renovation project.  This section hold the results of the survey.  2017 IRA Civic Center Expansion / Renovation Project final Survey Results 


This project wouldn't be possible without out our Partners.   Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association Boys and Girls Club Itasca county Family YMCA Itasca Area Schools Collaborative ISD 318 Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital  GR Arts & Culture / MacRostie Art Center Star of the North Skating Club                                                             .


This portion of the expansion and renovation project is still being worked on, and will be updated once the Master Plan in complete.  Please check back for more updates. 

University of Minnesota study reveals economic impact of IRA Civic Center (2)

The University of Minnesota Extension's Tourism Center found that the IRA Civic Center has a $3.4 million annual impact on Itasca County.    That figure comes from a combination of visitor spending, annual operation, and 38 full and part-time jobs associated with