Parks & Recreation Projects

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Last Page Update: 6/12/17

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

Chapman Plaza (Shaw Park North Corner)

The project will serve to connect Clayton’s vibrant and growing downtown community with the park by adding a welcoming entry plaza and connecting trail at the corner of Brentwood and Forsyth.  The plan also outlines a cascading waterfall garden and pond to connect children with nature.  The project originally appeared in the Shaw Park Master Plan Overlay in 2013 and is funded by a donation through the Clayton Century Foundation.

Project Files

Shaw Park Master Plan Overlay
Project Information/FAQs
Traffic Study
Design Update March 2016

Construction Photos & Videos

Brentwood Lane Closure Information

Project Dates

Open House: May 23, 2013
Funding Donation: April 2015
Public Forums: June 2015
BOA Approval: April 2016
ARB Approval: April 2016

Construction Start: September 2016
Expected Completion: Fall 2017

Project Funding

Installation Cost
4.5 Million - Century Foundation Gift

Maintenance Cost (20 yr)
2.5 Million - Century Foundation Gift

Oak Knoll Park North End Projects

Two projects will impact the northern end of Oak Knoll Park.

Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) is creating a water retention system below the surface in Oak Knoll Park to help alleviate flooding issues in the surrounding neighborhoods. The system is being installed at the north west corner of the park near the carriage house. Once complete, the system will be covered with grass with the exception of maintenance access portals.

The retaining wall along Big Bend is crumbling and overgrown with invasive honeysuckle. The wall and honeysuckle be removed to allow for a wider sidewalk as well as ADA accessible entrance from the Big Bend side.

Project Files

MSD Basin Placement Concept

Project Dates

MSD easements approved: Sept 2015
MSD work begins: August 2016
MSD completion: End of 2016

Parking Lot Completion: TBD

Project Funding

MSD project funded by MSD

Wall & Parking Lot updates: 
City Funds: $340,000

DeMun Park Renovation

The playgrounds at DeMun Park are scheduled to be replaced in 2018. The City of Clayton is currently creating a master plan for the park to plan possible additional renovations to the park as a whole.

Most trees in the park are planned to be saved in this project. However, the ash tree will likely be removed to help slow the spread of the devistating emerald ash borer (EAB). More information about EAB can be found on the Emarald Ash Borer page.

Project Files

Master Plan Forum Presentation

Project Dates

Master Plan Public Forum: 5.10.17
Public Discussions: 5.23.17 & 5.25.17

Parks & Rec Commission: July 10

Expected Design: July 2017
Expected Construction Start: early 2018
Expected Completion: summer 2018

Project Funding

Municipal Grant: $150,000

City Funds: $150,000

Shaw Park Multi-Use Facility (former Ice Rink)

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

Project Dates

BOA Contract Approval: Dec 2016
Update Presentation: April 3, 2017

Expected Completion: Fall 2019

Project Funding

Park & Storm Water Sales Tax Funds: $6.5 million

Vacant Land Near The Center of Clayton

The City of Clayton is considering options for the land located to the west of The Center of Clayton. Common suggestions for the space are additional parking for The Center and Clayton High School, or additional field space for youth sports leagues.

Project Files

Public Forum Presentation April 27, 2017

Project Dates

To be announced

Project Funding

City Funds: $300,000

Other Funding: $300,000

Project Clear in Anderson Park (MSD)

As part of Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) wastewater management plans, Project Clear is expected to include tunnel construction in Anderson Park. Once complete, MSD also plans to build parking and drainage enhancements to the park.  The easement for the project was approved by the BOA in September 2015.  For the latest information on Project Clear, visit

Note: MSD is experiencing a delay with award for the construction contract. City staff is monitoring the situation and will update this page and notify Dog Park members when information becomes available.

Project Files

Tunnel Bid Information

Project Dates

Construction Bid (via MSD): June 2016

Construction Dates Pending Announcement by MSD Contractor

Projected Completion: 2021

Project Funding