Center of Clayton Renovation

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

As the Center nears its twentieth year of operation, mechanical systems including the aquatic center air quality control unit are in need of replacement. These large systems have reached their life expectancy and replacement will enable the Center to continue to handle its large volume of daily visitors.  The project will also include enhancements of the member experience through improved and expanded amenities as well as energy conservation strategies. 

Project Files

Community Survey Results

FY2019 Budget Project Summary

Preliminary Designs November 2018

ARB Presentation Feb 2019

Renovation Update Feb 2019

Renovation Handout April 2019

Project Dates

Architect RFQ: 7/3 - 7/27, 2018

CRSWC Presentation: Nov. 30, 2018
ARB Presentation: Feb. 5, 2019
CRSWC Presentation: Feb 15, 2019

Project Bid: March 2019

Construction Start: May 2019

Expected Completion: April 2020

Project Funding

City Bonds: 5 million

School District Bonds: 5 million

Latest News

Center of Clayton Renovation Update

Publish Date:05/22/2019 10:21 AM

Renovations plans for The Center of Clayton will come to life in the coming year after the official approval this past May by the Clayton Recreation, Sports and Wellness Commission. The project is the result of three years of public input to address the changing needs of the students and members as well as address key mechanical systems that are in need of an update.

Visitors will begin to notice some of the incredible changes in June with the demolition of the front area that currently houses the Youth Activity Center. This space will eventually expand to house administrative offices on the first floor which will free up space next to the pool for a party room. On the second-floor, exercisers will enjoy a new floor to ceiling window-view while using the cardio area. Fresh surfaces will revitalize the rubber floored gyms and track and swimmers will enjoy fully updated pool surfaces, play feature and decks. Additionally, each area of the building will get a facelift with fresh furnishings, paint and fixtures. Each upgrade has been selected with members and students in mind and with an eye to improving the building’s energy conservation. The project is fully funded though the capital improvement budgets of the building’s parent organizations, the City of Clayton and the School District of Clayton with a $5.3 million pledge from each.
Return to full list >>

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of common questions about the project and their answers. This section will be updated periodically throughout the project as specifics become available.

  • Center Renovation - Fitness

    • Q:Where will the cardio equipment be?

    • Q:Where will weight equipment be?

    • Q:Will land-based fitness classes be cancelled during any phase of the project?

    • Q:Will the cardio section close during the renovation?

    • Q:Will the Free Weight Room close during the renovation?

    • Q:Will the track close?

    • Q:Will water-based fitness classes be cancelled during any phase of the project?

  • Center Renovation - General

    • Q:Can members use any other facilities for free during closures?

    • Q:How is the project funded?

    • Q:How were items selected for this renovation?

    • Q:What will the renovation include?

    • Q:Where will Kid Center services be held?

    • Q:Where will Youth Activity Center services be held?

    • Q:Will a sauna be installed?

    • Q:Will locker rooms be available during all phases of construction?

    • Q:Will parking be affected?

    • Q:Will Subway close?

    • Q:Will there be more space in the locker rooms?

  • Center Renovation - Membership

    • Q:Can members use any other facilities for free during closures?

    • Q:Can memberships be cancelled during the construction?

    • Q:Can my annual membership be refunded for the pool closure?

    • Q:Will there be Platinum Membership adjustments because of the construction?

  • Center Renovation - Pools

    • Q:How many lap lanes will be available for Center lap swimmers at Shaw Park Aquatic Center?

    • Q:What accessible/disabled parking available at Shaw Park Aquatic Center?

    • Q:When will the pools close?

    • Q:Where can members swim during the closure?

    • Q:Why are both pools closing at the same time?

    • Q:Why do the pools need to be resurfaced?

    • Q:Will water-based fitness classes be cancelled during any phase of the project?