Parks Capital Projects
Updated May 17, 2013
Below are updates for projects currently underway with Clayton Parks and Recreation. To get monthly updates sent to your email, sign up for our Parks and Recreation e-news.
Clayton Dog Park - Anderson Park
Clayton will soon open its new dog park in Anderson Park, the area previously known as Haddington Court. The fencing and entryway area for the project is currently out to bid and construction is expected to be complete by June 1st.
The site, just under two acres in size, is located off Clayton Road just west of Brentwood Boulevard. Due to repeated flood issues, FEMA has limited the usage of Haddington Court as part of the conditions of the flood property buyout. Both, passive use (such as a dog park) and green space have been approved by FEMA and the City of Clayton, which also helps to meet the need expressed in recent community surveys.
Annual dog park membership fees will pay for operating costs on an ongoing basis. Memberships are now on sale at The Center of Clayton and will initially be limited to 200 dogs.
As an approved project of the City of Clayton and the Clayton Century Foundation, Clayton Dog Park Supporters have raised over $80,000 to make the dog park a reality. This includes an extensive secure fence, solar key pad gate entry, benches, water fountains and a number of other needed features. NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP! Dog Park Supporters have already raised over $33,000 and need additional funding to reach the $75,000 goal to begin construction. Consider supporting the dog park by taking part in the commemorative brick program or donating through the Century Foundation page.
Hanley House Windows Project
The Hanley House Windows Project began February 25, 2013, as windows were carefully removed from the Historic Martin Franklin Hanley House and transported to an off-site restoration facility for conservation. The project will also include the installation of steel lintels to reinforce the window openings.
In 2010, the City completed an update of the Master Plan for Shaw Park. Included in that plan were enhancements to the walking trails, reconstruction of the Tennis Courts and additional improvements to the park that will include a new pavilion, gardens and public art. Funding for these upgrades has come from a variety of sources, primarily grants and private donations secured by the Clayton Century Foundation.
Shaw Park Recreational Trail
This trail will add additional paths through the north end of the park create 8’ wide accessible trails throughout all areas of the park and thereby enhance the park experience for the community. Construction fences have been installed throughout the park to protect the trees from damage. The first layer of many trails is already installed with much more to come. Click here to see the new layout of the trail system.
Outdoor Fitness Area
A new outdoor fitness area will be installed just north of the South Shelter. Check back for more details.
Centennial Garden - Art
The Venus statue has been removed to make room for the new piece, Molecular Bloom with Single Flower by James Surles. The piece is currently being fabricated and is expected to be installed in August 2013. Funding for the The Surls sculpture was made possible by the generosity of the Centene Charitable Foundation and the Clayton Century Foundation.
Shaw Park Pavilion (Enterprise Holdings Pavilion)
Funded through a generous donation from Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the park structure, now known as Shaw Park Pavilion, will be transformed into a new permanent structure. The City selected the architectural firm of Christner Inc. to design a pavilion that will enhance the park while serving as a gathering space for events, parties and corporate gatherings. With a goal to build one of the first pavilions under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), the city is working to achieve a two star rating. This program has developed voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance of outdoor structures and landscaping. To achieve this goal, the city is working to minimize the impact of the pavilion on the existing landscaping and will be reusing materials.
Designs have been viewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission, with further development underway. It is our goal to begin construction in 2013 with completion planned for fall 2013. Click here to view the preliminary designs.
Shaw Park Tennis Center
Shaw Park Tennis Center now has new Post-Tension Concrete Tennis Courts. Many of the courts will remain available with nets through the winter months to provide you with an opportunity to enjoy the new courts on those nicer days. More information about the Tennis Center is available at www.claytonmo.gov/tennis.
Hanley Park Pavilion
The Clayton Century Foundation committed $10,000 towards the Hanley Park Pavilion and the City of Clayton received a Municipal Park Grant totaling $184,000 for this project. Completed in the spring of 2012, this project has helped increase the utilization of the Historic Hanley House for programming and educational purposes by providing restrooms, a small gathering space and ADA accessibility to the new pavilion.
Hanley House Porches & Foundation Project
Construction has been completed on the front and rear porch including the addition of the ADA accessible ramp on the rear porch which affords access to both the first floor of the house and the summer kitchen. This project was largely funded by the Clayton Century Foundation.
Great Rivers Greenway in coordination with Metro, and the Cities of Clayton, Ladue, Olivette and University City constructed another segment of the Centennial Greenway, a trail that traverses St. Louis County from Forest Park to Creve Coeur Park. The 'spur' to Shaw Park follows the old railroad corridor that runs parallel to Interstate 170 to Olive Blvd and connect near Shaw Park Drive. For more information visit: http://www.grgstl.org/projects/centennial-shaw-park-to-olive-blvd-.aspx.