20 Cool Playgrounds


Clemyjontri Park (McLean, Va.)

Clemyjontri Park is a colorful, 18-acre playground built with all kids in mind. It's the largest outdoor play space built where able-bodied and disabled kids can play side-by-side. The playground is divided into four sections called outdoor "rooms."

The "Fitness and Fun" quad is set up for track and field play. The "Movin' and Groovin' Transportation Area" is a play road, designed for kids with mobility and support equipment (wheelchairs and walkers) to practice their balance and movement. The "Schoolhouse and Maze Room" is stocked with educational games, while the "Rainbow Room" is a more traditional playground setup with swings and other equipment to challenge kids both physically and mentally. Clemyjontri also includes special areas of the park for kids who have special needs, including problems with social interactions and noise sensitivity issues.

The park also features a carousel, built in the center of the grounds and designed so kids who use mobility and support equipment or who have a sensory or developmental disability can also join in the fun, unrestricted.