Parks & Recreation Projects

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Last Page Update: 2/11/19

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

#2 Oak Knoll Park Building Roof

The roof on the building at #2 Oak Knoll Park, which houses the St. Louis Community Foundation, is nearing the end of its useful life. Completion of this project is expected to reduce leaks and ongoing maintenance associated with the current roof. Replacement is the responsibility of the City as the owner of the building and as written in the lease agreement with the tenant.

Project Files

FY2019 Budget Project Summary


Project Dates

Project Bid: 8/28/18 - 9/25/18
Contractor Selected Fall 2018

Construction Start: May 2019 

Expected Completion: Sept. 2019

Project Funding

City Funds: $500,000

Center of Clayton Renovations

This section includes an overview of the Center of Clayton Renovation only. Additional information can be found on the Center of Clayton Renovation page

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

FY2019 Budget Project Summary

Preliminary Designs November 2018

ARB Presentation Feb 2019

Renovation Update Feb 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: 4 million 

School District Bonds: 4 million

DeMun Park Renovation

DeMun Park is now closed through June 2019 for park renovations including new playgrounds, play features and the addition of a comfort station. Many of these enhancements were made possible by generous donations to the Clayton Century Foundations from area residents and business owners. Stay tuned for more details about the park’s grand-reopening!  

Project Files

Master Plan Forum Presentation

August 7, 2017 Plan Update

FY2018 Budget Project Information

August 3, 2018 Project Designs

Nov. 13, 2018 BOA Presentation

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

Construction Start: Mar. 2019
Expected Completion: June 2019

Project Funding

City: $518,365

CCF: $55,000
(Clayton Century Foundation)

Maryland Avenue Park

The City of Clayton has purchased the land at 7811 Maryland Avenue to create the city’s 12th park. The plot is directly next to St. Louis County Library’s Mid-County Branch and was previously owned by the neighboring church. Plans for the park will be created in 2019 with several opportunities for public involvement. Watch this website for details as they become available. 

Project Files

No current files

Project Dates

Park Land Purchase: Fall 2018

Project Funding


Norm West Dog Park

Anderson Park closed this past November for MSD’s Project Clear which leaves Clayton without a dog park until it reopens in two and a half years. To help bridge the gap, Clayton has brokered a unique agreement with the City of Brentwood to help create a dog park in Brentwood’s Norm West Park. Under this agreement all current dog park members can join this park at resident rates and utilize it as well as Brentwood’s smaller dog park at Hanley Park which is located at 699 Hanley Industrial Court. To join the dog park, you will need to visit the Brentwood Community Center. Information on their dog park rules and hours of operation are located at the following link:

Project Files

No Current Files

Project Dates

Expected Completion: April 1, 2019

Project Funding

Clayton: $20,000
CCF: $20,000
Brentwood: $20,000

Project Clear in Anderson Park (MSD)

As part of Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) wastewater management plans, Project Clear includes tunnel construction in Anderson Park. The park is through February 2021 and 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

Pre-Blast Meeting Presentation - Feb. 2019 

Project Dates

Construction Bid (via MSD): June 2016

Resident Meeting: Feb. 7, 2019

Construction Start: November 2018
Expected Completion: February 2021

Project Funding

The project and restoration are funded by MSD.