Three hundred sixty friendly, caring people call the City of Gridley “home.” Gridley is located 6 miles south and 8 miles west of Burlington on Kansas Highway 57. This small community sits catty-cornered to the world as it was platted perpendicular to the Santa Fe Railroad in 1890.
Our town has very good schools. The classes are small so our students receive individual attention that proves invaluable. Two school buildings house grades preschool through grade 12 and outreach courses from Iola Junior College are held each semester in Gridley and have proven to be very popular as well as beneficial.
Gridley is clean and has well-kept streets. The Jones Youth Park on Main Street has tennis courts, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and nice playground equipment. There is an outdoor shelter house with picnic tables and braziers. Also located in Jones Park is the Gridley Community Building which can be rented for reunions and special events. For weekend family fun, fishing, boating, or hunting are year round activities to enjoy at the Gridley City Lake. The Lake has an aggressive fish management program, which includes fish stocking, supplemental feeding, restrictive length and creel limits, water level management, and a fish habitat development.
Gridley has three special yearly events, the Saturday before Easter, Fourth of July, and an “Evening in the Park” at Christmas.
A new library was constructed during the summer and fall of 1990 and offers many of the up-to-date facilities of the larger city libraries. As a branch of the Coffey County Library, Gridley has access to more literature through the interlibrary loan system as well as access to copiers, faxes, public computers, and a comfortable meeting room.
Come and see us. You’ll enjoy Gridley!