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Clemyjontri: Where Every Child Can Play

Clemyjontri Park Operations

Clemyjontri will operate seven days a week through Labor Day. After September 4, 2017 the park will only operate the carousel and train ride on Saturdays and Sundays through October 29.

6317 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101

Directions/Facility Use
Pavilion Reservations, Group Use
Maintenance Issues
Rules / Park Policies

Directions/Facility Use

Where is Clemyjontri and how do I get there?
See map and directions.

What are the general park, playground and carousel operation hours?

Park Hours: Park Open Daily 7a.m. to Dusk, year-round

Playground: Open daily from 7:00am to dusk, year-round

Carousel: Open seasonally as weather permits

Who do I call to find out if the carousel is closed due to inclement weather?
Call the Clemyjontri Park Office at 703-388-2807 to get updated information.

Does Clemyjontri have restrooms?
Yes. Men's and women's restrooms are accessible and have baby changing tables.

I hear the playground is so l large it's easy to lose sight of my child. Is that true?
The playground is very large, approximately 2 acres. There is no place on the playground where you will be able to view your child at all times. You will need to actively supervise your child or children at all times by following your child throughout the different areas of the playground so that they are supervised. We do have a couple of suggestions to make supervision easier:

  • Visit during less crowded times (before 10:00am and after 3:00pm)
  • Come with another adult
  • Choose a place to meet if you and your child should become separated

Pavilion Reservations, Group Use

Can I use the Picnic Pavilion if I do not have a reservation, or if it has already been reserved by someone else?
The Picnic Pavilion is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, a patron without a reservation must yield to a patron showing proof of one.

How can I reserve the Picnic Pavilion?
Picnic Pavilion reservations cannot be made at Clemyjontri Park. Please see rental information and make a reservation here.

How far in advance do you have to make reservations to use the picnic pavilion?
Reservations should be made as early as possible to improve the chances you will get the date you desire. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional picnic tables are located on the property outside of the picnic pavilion and are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When can I make reservations for the picnic pavilion?
Reservations for the picnic pavilion can be made at anytime. Please see rental information and make a reservation here.

Do I need to make a reservation for my group to use the playground?
No, reservations are not required for group use of the playround.

Maintenance Issues

What is the playground surface made of?
The playground surface is a "Pour in Place" material made from recycled polyurethane and rubber.

Where do I call to report playground equipment requiring repairs?
Required repairs should be reported to the staff at the park office, or by calling the park office at 703-388-2807.


Please see our Park Policies.

Are dogs allowed in the park?
Dogs are not allowed in the playground or picnic areas. No pets of any kind are permitted on the playground. The Park Authority currently has "Off-Leash" dog areas at 5 different park sites.

May I bring my own grill into the park?
Neither gas nor charcoal grills are permitted in the park.

Can I drop my child off and leave him/her to play?
No. Your child must be supervised by a designated adult at all times. Park staff and other adults are not responsible for supervising your child.

Can I ride my bike on the playground?
No. The only "wheeled" vehicles allowed on the playground surface are wheelchairs and strollers. We ask you to comply with this request in order to preserve the surfacing of the playground.

May I bring alcohol into the parks?
All alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Fairfax County Park Authority property.

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