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Address & Hours

50 Gay Avenue
Suggestion Box

Mon. - Thu. 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday           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

Mini and Winter Classes

Registration for the Winter Session begins today for Members and Clayton residents. This is our most popular session of the year, so early registration is strongly encouraged.  Not sure which class you’ll like? Mini Session classes, which begin next week, are perfect for sampling since they only meet for four weeks.  See all classes at

Gift Certificates

Clayton Parks and Recreation gift certificates are perfect for the holidays! You can give the gift of membership, classes, or even personal training. Certificates even come ready in a holiday bag with fun Center goodies. Also, for a limited time all gift certificates over $20 come with a free Camelbak sport bottle! For more information, visit the Welcome Desk at The Center of Clayton or call 314-290-8500.

Holiday Hours

The Center of Clayton will have the following holiday hours:

Wednesday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve 5:30am - 4:00 pm
Thursday Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed
Wednesday Dec. 31 New Year's Eve 5:30am - 4:00 pm
Thursday Jan. 1 New Year's Day 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

No programs or nursery service will be held these days.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, The Center of Clayton may open late or close early based upon the impact of road and weather conditions on the safety of our patrons and staff.  This page will be updated with closures or you may call 314-290-8561 for the latest information.