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314-290-8500
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Department Director

Patty DeForrest
Director of Parks and Recreation
Patty DeForrest
314-290-8464
pdeforrest@claytonmo.gov

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314-290-8504

Sports Hotline
314-290-8515

Special Events Hotline
314-290-8544

Inclusive Services
314-505-8607

Not sure who to contact? See the Parks and Recreation Staff Directory for a full list of staff duties and contact information.

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Shakespeare in the Streets

Shakespeare is coming to Clayton this fall! For the first time, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis performances will take to the streets of Downtown Clayton with three, one-hour street performances to showcase the combined talents of local residents and professional actors. North Central Avenue will be where an artful adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It will be performed FREE on September 18, 19 and 20. For more information, visit www.sfstl.com.

Shred Day

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host Shred Day presented by Commerce Bank on September 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Shaw Park. Clayton businesses and residents can bring papers to Shaw Park Drive for free shredding.

 


About Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department's Mission is "To improve the quality of life for our citizens through the provision of comprehensive leisure services and recreational opportunities to individuals of all ages, abilities, and interests in a safe, healthy, and pleasant environment."

The Department of Parks and Recreation is divided into two divisions - The Recreation Division and The Parks Division. The Recreation Division’s responsibility is to oversee the development, expansion, and implementation of a wide array of programs, services and facilities and coordinate seasonal employees and personnel as well as volunteers. The Parks Division is responsible for effective and efficient maintenance services for park grounds, recreational facilities, park equipment and vehicles, park landscaping services, construction projects and special event support for the Recreation Division and the City of Clayton. Parks and Recreation Organization Chart 

Clayton Parks and Recreation earned national accreditation in 2012.  National accreditation through CAPRA is an extensive multi-year process, which includes the completion of an application and detailed self-assessment report, a site visit by a committee of experienced park and recreation professionals, and a final assessment completed by the agency and the Commission.  Accredited agencies must fully meet 36 standards deemed fundamental to a quality agency and at least 92 of the remaining standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

 

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.