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Patty DeForrest
Director of Parks and Recreation
Patty DeForrest

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Fall Programs

Whether you want to build your strength and endurance with a fitness class, sign up your child for swim lessons, get a team together for an adult sports league, or learn to play the guitar, we have programs to fit your interests.

Printable Fall Guide PDF (3.5 MB)

Summer Camps Continue

Clayton Parks and Recreation summer camps continue weekly through the beginning of August. We have a wide variety of choices including water polo, rocket science, karate, baseball and tennis. Find your child’s next adventure at

Youth Triathlon Next Month

The City of Clayton, The Center of Clayton and Big Shark Bicycle Company are proud to host the third annual Clayton Kids Triathlon on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Kids ages 7-14 can try the sport of triathlon with a swim in the pool at the Shaw Park’s pool, a bike ride Shaw’s paths and run on the Centennial Greenway trail. Learn more at

Summer Programs

Spring air brings to mind all of the fun to be had in Shaw Park this summer. Summer camps, tennis lessons, swimming lessons and softball leagues are just the tip of what makes summer in Shaw Park so amazing.

Printable Summer Guide PDF (3 MB)

Accessibility to All Citizens

LogoWe welcome individuals of all abilities to enjoy our facilities and programs. If you or someone you know requires assistance, let us know at the time of registration or at least 2 weeks before participation. For more information, contact Mary Furfaro, Coordinator of Inclusive Services at (Voice) 314-505-8607 (TDD) 1-800-735-2966.