Shaw Park

Shaw Park

entrance to shaw park clayton

Shaw Park is a 30-acre park conveniently located in the city of Clayton, Missouri, and is bordered by Forest Park Parkway and Forsyth Boulevard on the south and north, and Interstate 170 on the west. Every year, it holds the annual Taste of Clayton and St. Louis Art Fair. It is the oldest and also the largest park in the region. It was named after Mayor Charles A. Shaw after he founded the park in 1935 and was later dedicated in 1937 for $280, 000, which was shared between the city of Clayton ($30, 000) and the federal government ($250, 000). The park is adjacent to the only public high school in the city (Clayton High School) and lies west of the St. Louis County Courthouse. The park features an enticing canopy of majestic trees and welcoming open grass areas with lovely gardens. If you’re looking to get away from the bustle of the city, then you might want to consider visiting Shaw Park.


Shaw Park is conveniently located at 27 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105, and features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, handball courts, volleyball courts, a soccer and baseball field, 11 Tennis Courts, a playground, a trail, multiple pavilions, and a sensory garden. You can contact them on 314-727-8100 to inquire more about the services they offer and any other discounts you can take advantage of to enjoy a day out with your family and loved ones.

Shaw Park’s recreational facilities include a diving pool, an outdoor Aquatic Center with a 50-meter competition pool, and a play/splash pool for children. There’s also an Outdoor Skating Rink, which is one of the few remaining ones in the area. On the western edge of Shaw Park is the Centennial Greenway, which connects Shaw to the north (I-170), and on the north of the park is the Moneta Garden, which is a native planting area that is home to a famous sculpture by Ernest Trova, a native of the city.

At Bonhomme (somewhere between the rink and the pool) is the Century Garden that houses James Surls’ sculpture “Molecular Bloom With Single Flower”. If you are a fan of playgrounds, the treetop Playground nestled between the North Shelter and the northern parking lot is large enough to accommodate all of your playground needs. The Sensory garden ear treetop Playground will help to connect your mind with nature as you enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. As a visitor who is enthusiastic about nature, you can calmly listen to the rustling trees as the wind blows, enjoy the beautiful and natural colors, touch the different textures, smell different plants, and even get a chance to taste a few herbs. There is no limit to what Shaw Park could offer to help to re-establish a connection with nature.

Key Features

Shaw Park features picnic facilities that include 8 paved areas with tables, 4 large pads with reservation-worthy barbeque grills, the North Shelter and South Shelter (2 small-sized picnic shelters with restroom facilities), and the Enterprise Holdings Pavilion, which is a covered picnic site with the capacity to accommodate up to 120 guests. Besides, the Century Harden features café tables that overlook the park. If you are looking for a weekend getaway with friends and family, you might want to visit their Rentals page for rates and to find out more about some of the packages and offers.

Whether you’re looking to connect with nature or just yearn to get away from the bustle of the city, Shaw Park offers a wide range of amenities and special features to ensure you have a memorable experience visiting the park. It is a great place to relax with friends and family.

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Driving directions to our office from Shaw Park
Head north on S Brentwood Blvd toward Forsyth Blvd
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Forsyth Blvd
Turn right onto S Hanley Rd
Continue straight to stay on S Hanley Rd
Our office will be on the left
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