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Clayton Parks and Recreation


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Below is a map of the City showing all City parks will help you plan your visit. Click a location pin and then then name of the park for more details. General park amenities are active from April through October of each year. 

Please note: Anderson Park is currently closed for MSD Project Clear,

Park Hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm 

Shaw Park is located along Brentwood Blvd., just north of Forest Park Parkway, near the heart of Clayton's bustling business district.  Shaw Park is the city's oldest and largest park. Mayor Charles A. Shaw first established this 47.47 acre park in 1935.  With a welcoming canopy of majestic trees and open grass areas, as well as lovely gardens, Shaw Park offers a respite from the bustle of the city. 

Shaw Park Map

Key Features

Chapman Plaza at the northeast corner of Shaw Park (at Forsyth and South Brentwood boulevards) hosts a magnificent plaza with an infinity fountain, benches, pergola and more. The lovely Plaza opens onto a walkway that descends along a cascading waterfall and colorful garden beds into the park, ultimately leading to a tranquil pavilion that overlooks the skyline of Clayton.

Century Garden is located at Bonhomme between the pool and the rink and is home to the sculpture  'Molecular Bloom With Single Flower' by James Surls.

Treetop Playground is a large inclusive playground nestled between the northern parking lot and the North Shelter. 

Sensory Garden located near Treetop Playground offers a connection between developing minds an nature. Visitors can listen to the plants rustle in the wind, touch the various textures, see beautiful natural colors, smell different plants, and maybe even taste a few herbs. 

Moneta Garden a native planting area near the north of Shaw Park that is home to a sculpture by Clayton native Ernest Trova.

Enterprise Holdings Pavilion serves as an iconic outdoor hosting space in the center of the park.

Picnic facilities include the Enterprise Holdings Pavilion (a covered picnic site which can accommodate up to 120 guests), 2 smaller picnic shelters (the North Shelter and the South Shelter) with rest room facilities and 8 paved picnic areas with tables, including 4 large pads with barbeque grills that can be reserved. The Century Garden has cafe tables overlooking the park. Visit the Park Rentals page for rates and information.

Recreational Facilities in Shaw Park include an outdoor Aquatic Center, which includes a 50-meter competition pool, as well as a diving pool, and a splash and play pool for young children.  It also has one of the few remaining outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the area.  Other amenities include 10 tennis courts, 9 ball fields, 3 playgrounds, and 2 sand volleyball courts. 

Centennial Greenway, located on the western edge of the park, connects Shaw to the north along I-170. More details are located on the Great Rivers Greenway website

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