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Department Director

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)

Ruth Park Discount

Clayton residents and members of The Center of Clayton receive resident rates at Ruth Park Golf Course. Simply bring your Advantage card or Center membership card to Centennial Commons located at 7210 Olive Street and request a Clayton resident golf identification card. The cost of the identification card is $5.00 annually. For information about the course, visit

Happy Campers

Our summer camps run through the summer with a wide variety of choices including SCUBA, Mad Science, Fencing, Basketball and Tennis. Explore your child’s options 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.