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Patty DeForrest
Director of Parks and Recreation
Patty DeForrest

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Current News

Shaw Park Ice Rink Opening Delayed

Based on the current weather forecast, the opening of Shaw Park Ice Rink has been delayed. We anticipate opening on Wednesday, December 2, and the first public skate will be held on Friday, December 4 beginning at 4:30 pm. That evening we will also host the annual Snowman Skate with $3 admission from 6:00 - 10:00 pm, treats, and fireworks at 8 pm!

The 2015-2016 season will continue through February 28 with public skate held each weekend as follows:

Friday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Additional public skate hours are held on dates that the Clayton School District does not have classes. Stick and Puck is also held throughout the week for those interested in practicing hockey skills. For more information on hours and admission to Shaw Park Ice Rink, visit

Ice skating lessons will start at the Rink on Saturday, December 5, with adult hockey beginning the following Sunday and Monday night. For information about dates and times, visit our online registration site.

As with all outdoor facilities, the weather may impact hours and programs. Please call the Ice Rink at 314-290-8595 in the case of warm weather, rain or snow.

Picture Yourself at Hanley Park

The Historic Hanley House is part of a fun photo contest through the Missouri History Museum. The contest, inspired by the “A Walk in 1875 St. Louis” exhibit, encourages participants to visit locations around the region that date back to St. Louis's Guilded Age. The program kicks off Labor Day weekend and runs until February. For more details, visit

Winter / Spring Session Parks and Recreation Guide

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Mini Session Parks and Recreation Guide

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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.