Discovery Day: Saturday, July 21. Click for details

The children's and main pools at Shaw Park Aquatic Center will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 23 to repair a leaking pipe under the pool deck. The dive tank will remain open until 10:00 pm for lap swimming only. All pools are expected to reopen as normal the following day.


May 26- August 12
Monday - Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & holidays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm


August 13 - September 3
Monday - Friday TBA
Saturday, Sunday & holidays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Selected as Best Public Pool by the Riverfront Times in 2014, 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, dive tank, and zero-depth children's pool. The Shaw Park Aquatic Center offers recreational swimming, lap swimming and various specialty classes throughout the summer.  For pricing information, see the Admission page.

Lap Swim

Lap Swim is available during all hours that the facility is open. Only 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.

May 29- August 31
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

* weekend hours begin June 2

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 attending Splash & Play must be season passholders in order to participate. Adult season passholders may bring children who are passholders, or may bring children who are not passholders using guest admission rates. Children ages 2 and under have free admission to the Aquatic Center.

June 4 – August 10
Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Water Aerobics

(Ages 16+) Start your day with outdoor water exercise! Each class includes a warm-up, a fast-paced shallow-water aerobic workout designed to increase cardiovascular performance and build endurance, and a warm-down session for stretching at the end of class. It’s twice the workout on land in half the time! Classes are free for passholders.

June 5  – August 9
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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 the weekends. Hourly Rates are: Resident $290, Corporate $335, and Non-Resident $380. Dates fill up fast so call 314-290-8516 to schedule your party today!.