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Address & Hours

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105


Mon. - Thurs.  5:15 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:15 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

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

Pool Closures

The Competition Pool will be closed August 17-21 and the Leisure Pool will be closed August 24 – September 7 for annual cleaning. Center members can swim for free at Shaw Park Aquatic Center, The Heights and Maplewood Family Aquatic Center from August 17 through September 7. Present your membership card for admission during the times listed on the End of Season Schedule.

Labor Day Hours

The Center of Clayton will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. The Kid Center will be closed that day and no classes will be held. Other areas in The Center will have special hours as follows:

Climbing Wall 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Youth Activity Center   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

While the Leisure Pool will be closed for cleaning, Center members will have free access to Shaw Park Aquatic Center from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm by presenting a valid Center membership card.

Just Once Piano

If you have thought about learning the piano but don’t have the time for regular lessons, this is the class for you. In just a few hours you can learn all the chords you'll need to play any song and give you years of musical enjoyment. More Information.

Now Hiring

Clayton Parks and Recreation and The Center of Clayton are hiring for a wide range of positions this fall including Welcome Desk Attendant, Lifeguard, Youth Sports Official and more. See the full list of openings at

Fall Parks and Recreation Guide

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