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50 Gay Avenue
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Mon. - Fri. 5:15 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. & Sun.   
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
[Holiday Hours]

Fitness Schedule

Lap & Recreational Swim Schedule

Gym Schedule

Open Climb Hours

Youth Activity Center Hours

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Center of Clayton

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The Center of Clayton offers the ultimate experience in sports, fitness, swimming, recreational, educational and lifestyle enhancing programs. The Center's 136,000 square feet includes four gymnasiums, two pools, a suspended jogging track, weight lifting, aerobic/dance areas, a 30-foot climbing wall, classrooms, lounge, Subway and meeting rooms. For more information on The Center of Clayton call 290-8500. 

Current News

July 4 Hours

The Center of Clayton will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. No classes or nursery service will be offered that day. Other areas in The Center will have special holiday hours as follows:

Recreational Swim 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Climbing Wall 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Activity Center   
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Parking During SummerQuest

SummerQuest begins on June 8, and pick up and drop off will take place in front of Stuber Gym. Please be aware that the parking lot in front of Stuber will likely be blocked with carpool vehicles from 2:45 - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday through July 17. If you would leave The Center during that time, please use the parking lot on the pool side of the building to avoid the jam.

Youth Sports Deadline

Youth volleyball and soccer leagues will accept team and individual registrations through Friday, July 24. League practices will begin in mid-August with games starting in September. For more information, visit

Kids Triathlon

The City of Clayton, The Center of Clayton and Big Shark Bicycle Company are proud to host the second annual Clayton Kids Triathlon on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Kids ages 7-14 can try their first triathlon with swimming at Shaw Park’s pool, biking on Shaw’s paths and running on the Centennial Greenway trail. Learn more at

Back to School Bash

Join Mad Science, Abra-Kid-Abra and Bricks 4 Kids at The Center on Sunday, August 2 for a day of games, hands-on workshops, and entertainment. Kids ages 3-12 can have a blast while helping to raise money to provide school supplies to those in need. Cost is $8 in advance or $10 at the door and all proceeds will benefit KidSmart. Check back for details later this month.

Summer Hours

Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of our summer hours. Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, August 9, The Center will have the following hours:

Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Camps

What are your children doing this summer? Clayton summer camps begin June 1 and include aquatics, enrichment and sports opportunities. The 2015 camp information and registration is available at The Center of Clayton and online at Be sure to fill out the 2015 Emergency Contact Form and return it to The Center to begin the registration process. See you this summer!