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The Parks Bond has passed with 74% voter approval!

We look forward to updating this page with bond project progress!

Did you know that thanks to your input we have a Parks & Recreation Master Plan to guide our park planning?

It calls for a splash pad, new mountain bike trails, new playgrounds, greenways, community center improvements, a second dog park, updated athletic fields, picnic shelters, expanded parking and much more! 

On November 5th, Town of Clayton residents have an opportunity to vote on $18 million in general obligation bonds that are essential in making that plan work! A general obligation bond is the least expensive financing option available to the Town. The bond projects will be funded through the Town of Clayton's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) utilizing our current tax rate. In the addition to the bond, staff is working to leverage every Town dollar with grants, sponsorships and partnerships.

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Below is a list of Parks & Recreation projects highlighted in the Capital Improvement Plan. With passage of the bond referendum, projects are slated to begin in 2020 with a target completion by 2026.

Municipal Park off Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton is the Town’s first and oldest park, with many of its current features dating back to the early 1980’s. The Master Plan calls for an updated playground, a possible splash pad, updated athletic fields, a community stage with large green space, picnic shelters, updated restrooms and a walking trail that will connect into the popular Mountain-to-Sea Trail. Click to enlarge a map of proposed improvements at Municipal Park. 

East Clayton Community Park, located on Glen Laurel Road, is currently home to a disc golf course, and soccer, baseball, multipurpose fields and the upcoming Harmony Playground. The Capital Improvement Plan is proposing to design and construct artificial turf practice fields, light practice fields, pave existing gravel parking, expand parking and update existing restrooms. It also calls for adding birthday party sized picnic shelters.Click here to enlarge a map of proposed improvements at East Clayton Community Park.

Clayton Community Park opened almost 20 years ago to meet the needs of our growing community and is easily one of our most popular parks. Proposed improvements include a new playground, updated restrooms, additional walking trails, expanded tennis courts, additional picnic shelters, a dog park and expanded parking. Click here to enlarge a map of proposed improvements at Clayton Community Park. 


The Clayton Community Center is currently home to a basketball gym, art, pottery and group fitness room as well as flexible childcare space. The Master Plan calls for possible building expansions and other improvements such as additional fitness equipment areas, outdoor sports courts, shade for the existing playground, and expanded parking. Click here to enlarge a map of proposed improvements at the Clayton Community Center. 


All-Star Park located on Front Street near the Clayton Post Office is home to a picnic shelter, bathrooms, an outdoor basketball court and a playground. Improvements call for shade over the existing playground. 



Town Square is on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Clayton just across from Town Hall. Here the Town and various community organizations including the Clayton Downtown Development Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and Clayton Rotary host annual events like the Town Square Concert series, free movie nights, the Shindig, Mondo Roots Music & Art Festival and much more. A permanent stage in this location along with improved parking would reduce annual expenses and make this public space more suited to hosting events. 

Horne Square, just down Main Street from Town Square, is another hub of activity and was always envisioned as a gathering place. Improvements to increase parking, a possible fountain/splash pad and enlarged event space would help this public square to better host gatherings like the weekly Saturday Clayton Farm and Community Market, Last Friday and other events. 


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