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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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Current News



Hanley Fall Festival

Bring the family to Hanley Park on Saturday, October 1 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm to celebrate the Harvest Moon. Sample Pumpkin Spiced Ale, carve your own pumpkin (while supplies last) and taste a few delights of the harvest at this free event. Adventure Tree will also offer free tree-climbing experiences on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hanley House Closed October 8-9

The Hanley House museum will be closed the weekend of October 8 and 9.  Please visit us on the other weekends in October from 12:00 - 4:00 pm for the final few weekends of the season! After October, check back for information about holiday tours on Saturdays December 3-17.

Party in the Patch 

Celebrate fall in Shaw Park with your neighbors at the annual Party in the Patch on Friday, October 14 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Kids ages 14 and under can enjoy games, slime craft, inflatables, hay rides, and a hotdog dinner. Call 314-290-8500 to register: $8 in advance, $10 on event day.

Youth Basketball Registration

Clayton Parks and Recreation is currently accepting team and individual registrations for grades 1-8 in the 2016-2017 Youth Basketball League. League practices will begin in mid-November with games starting in January. Registration forms are due by Friday, October 21 and can be found online at www.claytonmo.gov/youthsports

Prescription Drug Take Back

On Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Clayton Police Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be conducting a National Prescription Drug Take Back event at the parking lot of the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave. During this event, Police Officers and DEA Agents will be accepting expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for disposal. The focus of this event is to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The substances will be accepted with no questions asked and will be destroyed under the direction of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Shred Day

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is hosting Shred Day in Shaw Park on Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. This free event provides the community with a safe and secure resource to shred confidential personal and business documents. Anyone can bring up to five boxes to be shredded on-site by a certified Cintas employee. For more information call the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 314-726-3033.

STL Half Marathon

The annual St. Louis Half Marathon, Clayton Police 5K & Youth Run benefiting Special Olympics of Missouri will be held Sunday, November 6 beginning at 7:30 am at The Center of Clayton. Registration for the event is available online at www.stlouistrackclub.com.

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)

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.