Shaw Park Ice Rink Update
Through community surveys and Master Plan developments, Clayton residents have continued to show support for a new facility to replace the aging Shaw Park Ice Rink. Over the past two years, the City’s focus has been on the development of a design for a new facility that would not only serve as a community ice rink but also be usable throughout the year for programming and events. Initially put out to bid last spring, the estimated cost exceeded available funds. Since then the City looked for opportunities to reduce the scope of the project to bring the project in line with the budget. Two options are being considered with efforts being focused on new funding sources, be they publicly supported or privately donated. The Board has asked the Clayton Century Foundation to prioritize this project and explore opportunities with donors who may want to enter into a Public-Private Partnership to bring the vision for this community asset to fruition.
At this time, the project timeline has not been determined but the current rink will remain in operation barring any mechanical failures with the aging equipment.