The Center of Clayton


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The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
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Mon. - Thurs.   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]

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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 149,000 square feet includes four gymnasiums, plus 20,663 square feet of aquatic areas, a suspended jogging track, weight lifting, aerobic/dance areas, a 30-foot climbing wall, classrooms, lounge, Subway and 2592 square feet of meeting rooms. For more information on The Center of Clayton call 290-8500. 

Current News

Summer Programs

The chill is finally starting to leave the air and so it is time to start thinking about summer fun! Summer camps, tennis lessons, swimming lessons and softball leagues are just the tip of what makes summer in Shaw Park so amazing. Members and residents can now register for summer programs which begin as early as April 27. View the Recreation Guide online at

Now Hiring

Clayton Parks and Recreation is now hiring for a variety of seasonal and ongoing positions at The Center of Clayton and Shaw Park. Openings include lifeguard, fitness attendant, swim instructor, youth league umpire, seasonal parks laborer, Center welcome desk attendant, and more. Visit for a complete list.

Easter Hours

On Easter Sunday, April 20, The Center will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. No classes or nursery service will be offered that day. A full list of holiday hours can be found at

Drug Take-Back

On Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the Clayton Police Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be accepting expired, unwanted or unused medications in front of The Center. For more information, visit the Police Department page.