The Shaw Park Aquatic Center is an excellent way for those who live/work in Clayton, or attend a Clayton School District school to relax and enjoy the warm summer months. This three-pool complex consists of a 50-meter competition pool for recreational and lap swimming, a dive tank with 1 meter and 3 meter spring boards and a 5 meter platform, and a zero-depth children's pool with play features. The Shaw Park Aquatic Center offers bleacher seating, many lounge chairs, spacious party rooms, a shaded concession stand and great views of Shaw Park and Chapman Plaza. For pricing information, see the Admission page.

Open Swim Hours

After September 2

After Labor Day Schedule - This season, Shaw Park Aquatic Center will remain open on a limited schedule as long as weather permits due to the ongoing renovations at The Center of Clayton. Lap swim will continue at Center of Clayton hours. See the Lap Lane Availability Chart for details. 

Monday & Wednesday  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lap Swim

Lap Swim is available during all hours that the facility is open. Season pass holders may also enjoy an invigorating morning or evening lap swim while SPAC is closed to the general public (listed below). Lap swim is defined as independent continuous swimming in the lanes; recreational swim is not permitted during designated lap swim time. For lap swimming after September 2, see the Lap Lane Availability Chart.

May 28 - September 2
Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday through Thursday 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday* 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Splash & Play

(Ages 6 months - 6 years) Infants, toddlers, and young children may enjoy the Children’s Pool before it opens to the general public. Parents and caregivers are expected to directly supervise children in their care. Please note: Children ages 3 and older attending Splash & Play must be season passholders or pay the appropriate daily admission fee to participate. Parents and caregivers are free when accompanying a child.

June 3 – August 9
Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Birthday Party / After Hours Rentals

Parties can be scheduled during Recreational Swim or After Hours on the weekend. You may bring your own food  and drink to enjoy in your party room.

During Recreational Swim, the rates are: Resident $120, Corporate $140, and Non-Resident $160. Price includes a private room with tables and chairs and admission for up to 30 guests to the facility for 2 hours. Times available are 1:00-3:00pm, 3:00-5:00pm, or 5:00-7:00pm. Extra people may be added for $5/person.

We also offer After Hours parties on Friday or Saturday evenings. Hourly Rates are: Resident $290, Corporate $335, and Non-Resident $380. Price includes admission for up to 300 people. Dates fill up fast so call 314-290-8516 to schedule your party today!