Director of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Hanley House - Cakeway to the West
The Historic Hanley House is an official 'Cakeway to the West' Landmark Site for stl250! The park is host one of the 250 four-foot, fiberglass cake sculptures across the metro area that mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. Our cake is uniquely decorated by local artist, Andy Cross. The cakes will be on display through December 31, 2014. See a photo on our Facebook page.
At the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association annual Awards Banquet, Clayton was well represented with two awards. Denise Ucinski won the Support Staff Award for her long standing contributions to the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department. Also, Lynne and David Anderson won the Individual Citation for their efforts toward making the Clayton Dog Park a reality. For more information on either award, visit our News page.
Spring Break Camps
Spring Break Camps take place March 17 -21 and include Aquatic Camp, Climbing Wall Camp, SCUBA Camp, Paul Zarky camps and Tennis Camp. Be sure to fill out the 2014 Emergency Contact Form and return it to The Center to begin the registration process. Information about our camps and registration can be found at www.claytonmo.gov/camps.
On March 21 and 22, the annual electronic recycling event will be held on the south side of Shaw Park. Businesses and residents may dispose of any electronic items. Republic Services guarantees secure Department of Defense removal of all data on reusable computers and that all non-reusable items will be recycled and not be put into a land fill. Since 2005, over 190 tons of electronic equipment have been recycled through the electronic recycling program at the City of Clayton event alone. For more information, visit www.claytonmo.gov/e-recycling.
Adult Leagues Forming
Gather a group of your friends, family and coworkers together for summer fun in Shaw Park. Softball is available in Men’s and Coed leagues on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays and the Men’s league also has a Friday option. Women’s Micro Soccer is also available on Sunday mornings. Games begin in late April. Registrations for each of these leagues are due on April 9, so start rallying everyone together soon! For more information about adult leagues, visit www.claytonmo.gov/adultsports.
Firehouse Movie Night
The Firehouse Movie Night returns this winter with an all new lineup of movies. Movies begin at 6:00 pm and families are encouraged to arrive at the Clayton Firehouse at 5:30 to see the fire trucks and meet the firefighters. Bring a heavy blanket to sit on and watch a movie with friends and neighbors. Registration is required due to space. Call The Center of Clayton at 314-290-8500 to register.
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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 days before drop-in use. For more information, contact Mary Furfaro, Coordinator of Inclusive Services at (Voice) 314-505-8607 (TDD) 1-800-735-2966.