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Address & Hours

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105


Mon. - Thu.  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

Youth Basketball Registration 

Clayton Parks and Recreation is currently accepting team and individual registrations for grades 1-8 in the 2016-2017 Youth Basketball League. League practices will begin in mid-November with games starting in January. Registration forms are due by Friday, October 21 and can be found online at

Instant Guitar 

Take a crash course to learn how to play the guitar at The Center on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. In just a few hours you can learn enough for lifetime enjoyment. Pre-registration and acoustic guitar required. Learn more.

Climbing Classes 

Children can learn the basics of climbing this fall with one of our climbing classes. Kids' Climb is perfect for kids to try out the wall for the first time in an encouraging environment. Rock Climbing 101 adds in terminology, and proper climbing technique. Learn more.

Prescription Drug Take Back 

On Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Clayton Police Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be conducting a National Prescription Drug Take Back event at the parking lot of The Center of Clayton. During this event, Police Officers and DEA Agents will be accepting expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for disposal. The substances will be accepted with no questions asked and will be destroyed under the direction of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

St. Louis Half Marathon & Clayton PD 5K

The annual St. Louis Half Marathon, Clayton Police 5K & Youth Run benefiting Special Olympics of Missouri will be held Sunday, November 6 beginning at 7:30 am at The Center of Clayton. Registration for the event is available online at

The Center of Clayton will open late at 9:00 am on Sunday, November 6 due to the run, and the parking lot expected to be busy until after noon. 

Fall Programs

Whether you want to build your strength and endurance with a fitness class, sign up your child for swim lessons, get a team together for an adult sports league, or learn to play the guitar, we have programs to fit your interests.

Printable Fall Guide PDF (3.5 MB)