Director of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Party in the Patch
Celebrate fall Shaw Park with your neighbors at the annual Party in the Patch on Friday, October 17 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Kids’ activities include games, crafts, bounce house and a hay ride as well as hotdog dinner in the new Shaw Park Pavilion. Call 314-290-8500 to register.
Youth basketball league will accept team and individual registrations through Friday, October 17. League practices will begin in mid-November with games starting in January. For more information, visit www.claytonmo.gov/youthsports.
STL Half Marathon
The 35th St. Louis Half Marathon, 5K & Youth Run will be held Sunday, November 2 beginning at 7:30 am at The Center of Clayton. Registration for the event is available online at www.stlouistrackclub.com.
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
We 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.