Monday, November 30, 2009


This doesn't have anything to do with my creativity, but every time we visit Fairfax County's Clemyjontri park I am just blown away by the creativity and vision of those that put this park together.

Clemyjontri Park was created to be a place "Where Every Child Can Play..." and truly, it is.

They say it better than I can:
This park is a place where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities, can have a parallel playground experience of fun and exploration. At CLEMYJONTRI....
  • Ramps connect structures
  • Swings have high backs, arm rests and special safety features
  • Rubber surfacing allows wheelchairs to roll easily
  • Lowered monkey bars provide easy access
  • Equipment is designed to be sensory rich so all children can participate with peers
  • Wider openings allows easy access to play structures
But the the photos from their website don't do it justice. To see this park filled with kids, the looks on their faces, the sounds of their play. It is amazing... 

Notice how the carousel is level with the surface around it, making it easier to board.

And the maze (above) is so easy for kids to move around in, and all the surfaces are level, even and yet still soft for all those trips and spills.

Each of the play spaces has so many ways to experience it. Most have at least one ramp entrance, the surfaces promote all kinds of engagement from tactile to visual and beyond.

So if you find yourself in the DC area, don't miss Clemyjontri park.
6317 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101

1 comment:

  1. The Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner will be holding a large-scale service project at Clemyjontri Park on Saturday April 10 from 8am-1pm. We will provide hands-on service to the park alongside members of our service leadership programs: CKI and Key Club. These are the high school and college students that we support. In addition to performing park maintenance, we will be presenting a check for $500 towards the installation of the Liberty Swing. Our club is currently nominated for a Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award for Adult Volunteer Group of the year.

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