Parks & Recreation Projects

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Last Page Update: 9/14/18

Below are updates for projects currently underway with Clayton Parks and Recreation. 

Oak Knoll Park Site Improvement and Parking Lot 

The parking lot and entry to Oak Knoll Park has been realigned and enhanced to improve visibility and access to the park. The retaining wall along Big Bend was crumbling and overgrown with invasive honeysuckle. The wall and honeysuckle were removed to allow for a wider sidewalk as well as ADA accessible entrance from the Big Bend side. Utility companies are expected to be on-site in August to relocate lines, and landscaping will continue once they are finished. 

Project Files

FY2018 Budget Project Information

Project Specifications 

Updated Project Designs (approved)


Project Dates

Project Bid: 1/3/18 - 2/1/18

Construction Start: April 16, 2018

Entrance Closure: 6/29-7/1

Expected Completion: September

Project Funding

City Funds: $725,000


DeMun Park Renovation

The playgrounds at DeMun Park are scheduled to be replaced in 2018. The City of Clayton has created a master plan for the park to plan possible additional renovations to the park as a whole. A design team has been hired to create final designs for the project. Please attend the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting in August for details. Fundraising for park amenities is also underway; visit for details. 

Project Files

Master Plan Forum Presentation

August 7, 2017 Plan Update

FY2018 Budget Project Information

August 3, 2018 Project Designs

Project Dates

Master Plan Public Forum: 5.10.17
Public Discussions: 5.23.17 & 5.25.17
Design Public Forum: July 11
Parks & Rec Commission: Aug. 7
Board of Aldermen: Aug. 22
Ward I Meeting: 3.10.18
Parks & Rec Commission: Aug. 6

Expected Construction Start: Jan. 2019
Expected Completion: April 2019

Project Funding

TBD: $522,000 estimated

Fundraising by the Clayton Century Foundation

Shaw Park Multi-Use Facility (former Ice Rink) - Under Review

This project will include the construction of a year-round multi-use facility that will serve as an outdoor ice rink in the winter and a field/event space and tennis building the remainder of the year. The existing ice rink opened in 1961 and, while it has served the community well over these past 55 years, is long past the life expectancy for a facility of this type. The system that operates the rink needs to be replaced; the slab is subject to significant thawing due to cracking and the underlying system during the season; and the building itself has deteriorated, in particular in the rooms that service the ice-making equipment. This project will enable us to address the needs of the rink while expanding space available for field sports as well as special events, both of which are in need of additional space.

Project Files

Project Information/FAQ

Design concepts - April 3, 2017

Updated Designs - June 2017

Updated Designs - December 2017

FY2018 Budget Project Information

Project Dates

BOA Contract Approval: Dec 2016
Update Presentation: April 3, 2017
Architectural Review: Dec. 18, 2017

Project Bid: 2/6/18 - 3/5/18

The City of Clayton received no bids for the Shaw Park Utility Infrastructure Package and received only two bids for the Shaw Park Multi-Use Facility Package.  The City is evaluating these bids and will be making a determination as to their plan to proceed.  

Expected Completion:TBD

Project Funding

Park & Storm Water Sales Tax Funds: $7 million

Project Clear in Anderson Park (MSD)

As part of Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) wastewater management plans, Project Clear will include tunnel construction in Anderson Park. The park will be closed November 2018 through February 2021,  The Park will reopen with a rebuilt Dog Park and added drainage enhancements.  The easement for the project was approved by the BOA in September 2015.  Project Clear information is available at Questions or concerns about construction should be directed to Clay Haynes at (314) 802-7039 during normal business hours.

Project Files

Tunnel Bid Information

Project Presentation - Sept. 2018

Project Information - Summer 2018

Project Dates

Construction Bid (via MSD): June 2016

Construction Start: November 2018
Expected Completion: February 2021

Project Funding

The project and restoration are funded by MSD.