Planning and Improvements

Fairfax County, Virginia


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12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 421
Fairfax, Virginia

Anna Bentley, AICP,
Park Planning Branch Manager

Clemyjontri Park Master Plan Revision


The Fairfax County Park Authority held a Public Kick-off meeting for Clemyjontri Park's master plan revision on the evening of December 17, 2020. For those who could not attend in person, a recording can be viewed on YouTube. You can also find a copy of the presentation in the "Planning Documents and Maps" section below.  Public comment on the plan is being taken via or through the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. Please check back periodically for future updates. 


Clemyjontri Park and its vision was made possible through the generosity of benefactor Ms. Adele Lebowitz and the Lebowitz family, who donated the property to the Park Authority in 2000 with the desire to provide a comprehensive play experience for all children in a barrier-free setting, provided that the home be occupied for compatible community use. The park is one of the first large-scale parks in the country specifically planned and built as an inclusive space where children of all abilities can play side-by-side. It includes a playground, carousel, swings, and other recreational features. Clemyjontri Park is owned and operated by FCPA and is located at 6317 Georgetown Pike in McLean.


The master plan approved in 2002 envisioned development of the park in three phases; the first two have been completed. As a revision to Phase III, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Park Authority are exploring the possibility of developing a new arts center at Clemyjontri Park to further its arts and educational mission. The ​proposed project would feature the reuse and redevelopment of the existing residence on the property, as well as new construction for gallery exhibition space and arts education classroom facilities. MPA envisions an all-inclusive art center which provides a creative respite for the community that is integrated into, yet distinct from, Clemyjontri Park.  The center could potentially exhibit the work of contemporary artists, offer arts instruction and classroom space, and include public artwork in the park. ​No changes to the park’s playground or other recreational amenities are planned.


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