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Parks Capital Projects

Updated May 29, 2014

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.

Shaw Park

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 including 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.

Fields 3&4

Ball fields 3 and 4, located near Parkside Drive, have been graded, sodded, and now have an irrigation system.  This project will improve the quality of the park and create a better playing surface for youth sports leagues.  The fence will remain in place through June 16 to allow the sod to fully take root.  We appreciate our resident's patience during this project through the numerous weather delays.

Enterprise Holding Pavilion

The Enterprise Holdings Pavilion is a permanent structure in the center of Shaw Park that includes seating for up to 200 as well as restrooms.  The new structure will reuse the existing stone wall and some materials from the old pavilion including trees from the park.

The pavilion was funded through a generous donation from Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.  It was designed by Christner Inc., a local Clayton architecture firm with a goal to build one of the first two star pavilions under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES).

To rent the pavilion for your next event, contact Denise at 314-290-8516

Oak Knoll Park Playground

Oak Knoll PlaygroundConstruction will begin on a new playground in Oak Knoll Park at the end of June and is expected to be complete by the start of the next school year.  The current playground structure was originally installed nearly twenty years ago which puts it toward the end of its service life. The equipment will be replaced with new, safer equipment that will also be ramped for ADA accessibility and integrates the natural splendor of the park. The loose rubber tire chips will be replaced with a poured-in safety surface and a new fence will enclose the area.

Over half of the funding for the playground has been secured by a St. Louis County Municipal Park Grant. The remaining funding will be provided jointly by the City of Clayton and The Clayton Early Childhood Center which resides in one of the two stone mansions in the park.

Completed Projects

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

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.

Hanley House Windows Project

The Hanley House Windows Project took place in the early summer of 2013.  Windows were carefully removed from the Historic Martin Franklin Hanley House and transported to an off-site restoration facility for conservation.  The project also included the installation of steel lintels to reinforce the window openings.

Centennial Greenway

Great Rivers GreenwayGreat 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:

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Century Garden - Art

The Venus statue has been removed to make room for the new piece, Molecular Bloom with Single Flower by James Surles.  Fabrication of the piece has been completed and is shown at Surls private gallery (left).  See the new sculpture first hand and meet the artist at the dedication on August 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm. 

Funding for the The Surls sculpture was made possible by the generosity of the Centene Charitable Foundation and the Clayton Century Foundation.


Clayton Dog Park - Anderson Park

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.  Consider supporting additional features at the dog park such as an additional drinking fountain and dog play features by donating through the Century Foundation page.

Shaw Park Recreational Trail

This trail adds 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.  Click here for map.     

Outdoor Fitness Area

A new outdoor fitness area was installed just north of the South Shelter.  The fitness area consists of outdoor exercise equipment to promote physical activity among teens and adults.