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314-290-8500
parks@claytonmo.gov


Department Director

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

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Other Contacts

Rentals
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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Now Hiring

Clayton Parks and Recreation is currently hiring for year round positions at The Center of Clayton as well as summer seasonal positions at Shaw Park Aquatic Center. For a complete listing of current openings, visit www.claytonmo.gov/jobs.

Dog Park Memberships

The new dog park season will begin on April 1, 2015 and passes go on sale beginning March 21. This year, membership availability has been expanded to the first 300 dogs and is open to non-residents. Find all needed forms at www.claytonmo.gov/dogpark.

Bunny Hop

The Bunny Hop will be held in Shaw Park on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Youngsters can enjoy a petting zoo, make crafts and  hunt for prize filled eggs. Register by calling The Center of Clayton at 314-290-8500.

Adult Leagues

Gather a group of your friends, family and coworkers together for summer fun in Shaw Park. Leagues include Coed and Men’s softball as well as Women’s Micro Soccer. Games begin in late April and team registrations are due by April 8. For more information, visit www.claytonmo.gov/adultsports.


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.