Clayton Parks and Recreation

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Last Page Update: 5/16/19

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, will be replaced in the summer of 2019. 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. 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. The play areas will reopen in early July and the comfort station will open later this summer. 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


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 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.

The previous design was unable to generate construction bids within budget. A new architect was selected in the summer of 2019 to redesign the project with a lower impact. Designs will be discussed at Parks and Recreation Commission meetings throughout the summer of 2019.

Project Files

Project Information/FAQ

Past Designs - December 2017


Project Dates

Architect Contract Approval: May 2019

Expected Completion: Fall 2020

Project Funding

Park & Storm Water Sales Tax Funds: $10 million

TBD: $5 million

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. & Mar. 2019 

Project Dates

Construction Bid (via MSD): June 2016

Pre-Blast Meeting: Feb. 7, 2019 &
    Mar. 29, 2019

Construction Start: November 2018
Expected Completion: February 2021

Project Funding

The project and restoration are funded by MSD.