Wednesday, 14 November, 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

The master for the IRA Civic Center Expansion/ Renovation Project has been completed. You can view it by following the link below. As well as the Master Plan you may also view conceptual photos of the renovated Civic Center.    IRA Civic

How to Volunteer

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

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 Area Schools Collaborative ISD 318 GR Arts & Culture / MacRostie Art Center Star of the North Skating Club Mobility Mania  Grand Rapids School Activities: Baseball Softball Lacrosee Football Soccer  Marching Band                                                        .

Funding/ Local Sales and Use Tax

Project Cost: Current Civic Center Needs                                 $8.5 million Addition Expansion Needs                                 

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. An expansion of the facility in partnership with local collaborators would generate a projected annual impact of $5.5 million

Press Releases

Local Sales and Use Tax referendum passed by Grand Rapids City Council  City Council enters into a Project Labor Agreement for Project Grand Rapids                                   .                                                                               .

Latest Presentations

Here is where you can veiw the latest information presented to the community about Project Grand Rapids.    Project Grand Rapids 10/24/18                                         .