Clemyjontri Park, located at 6317 Georgetown Pike in McLean, is one of the first large-scale parks in the United States specifically planned and built so children with and without disabilities can play side-by-side.
It has a two-acre playground with carousel where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities can enjoy a complete and unrestricted playground experience.
Use of the park has exceeded all expectations with nearly 200,000 children and adults visiting Clemyjontri each year. The resulting wear and tear on the park and its unique play equipment and surfacing material require continuing and expensive maintenance and repairs.
The Lebowitz Legacy
The 18-acre property and vision for Clemyjontri Park are thanks to benefactor Mrs. Adele Lebowitz. The generosity of the Lebowitz Family was recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly in House Joint Resolution 766.
New Birthday Party Shelter
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new birthday party shelter was held in December 2017. The amenity was fully funded thanks to grants from the McLean Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of McLean, Friends of Clemyjontri and individual gifts to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The $80,000 project is scheduled for completion by spring 2018.
Thanks to the generosity of Signature Sponsors Capital One Bank, HITT Contracting, Friends of Clemyjontri Park and other donors, the Park Foundation has enhanced Clemyjontri Park with a Liberty Swing.
This specially designed feature is engineered to be fully accessible to children and adults in wheelchairs. Beyond the obvious play value, the Liberty Swing has significant therapeutic benefits including visual-spatial, muscle tone, head control and self-regulation.
Now, all park goers may experience the exhilaration of swinging through the air, perhaps for the first time in their lives!
This wonderful park needs help from people who believe in Clemyjontri's dream — "a place where every child can play."