Please Note: Renovations have begun at The Center of Clayton which will impact the location or availability of some services. Areas currently closed include all pools, Courts 3 & 4, member locker rooms, and the Subway Restaurant. For more details about the project enhancements and closures, visit the Center of Clayton Renovation page


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

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Fitness Class Schedule
Pools Closed
Gym Schedule
Climbing Wall Hours
Kid Center Hours
Youth Activity Center Hours


50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

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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. 

News from The Center of Clayton 

Center of Clayton Pool Closures

All pools inside The Center of Clayton will close on Monday, July 1 for renovations and will reopen in September.
Post Date:06/25/2019

All pools inside The Center of Clayton will close on Monday, July 1 for renovations and will reopen in September. Center members will have free access to the outdoor pools at Shaw Park Aquatic Center during this closure.

Lap Swim
To accommodate the additional swimmers, lap swim at Shaw Park Aquatic Center will be expanded. First, lap swim will be held at all hours that The Center of Clayton pools are normally open. Second, the number of lap lanes will expand to a minimum of two lanes at all times. Additional lanes will be available as space permits. See the Lap Lane Availability Chart for exact times and quantities.  

Accessible Parking
Several of our members have voiced concerns about the limited number of accessible parking spaces near Shaw Park Aquatic Center. To aid our seniors and those with mobility issues, free valet services will be offered near the stroller entrance Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Any members or pass holders interested in utilizing this need-based service must request a valet pass at The Center of Clayton.

Indoor pools at The Center of Clayton will reopen in September with new pool and deck surfaces as well as general updates and efficiency enhancements. Project details are available on the Center of Clayton Renovation Page.
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Clayton Program and Event Guides

Clayton Parks and Recreation provides a large variety of programs and events throughout the year.  Use the guides below to browse the season's offerings, or visit our online registration page.

Summer 2018 Guide
Printable Fall Guide (5.2 MB)