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October 10, 2006

New place for ALL to play

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Yesterday's Washington Post featured a story on a cool new playscape that is fully accessible to special-needs kids, set to open in Mclean, VA on October 21.

Thanks to Post reporter Arianne Aryanpur for spreading the word about this fabulous space where local children of all abilities and ages can have fun together -- And a standing ovation for 90-year-old resident Adele Lebowitz, who donated her estate to the Fairfax County Park Authority specifically to benefit children living with disabilities (when she could have raked in millions from suburban developers by selling the land).

The new Clemyjontri Park is a two-acre playground with many adaptations for special needs children - the first of its kind in Fairfax County. (It reminds me a lot of the fabulous Hadley's Park playground in Potomac, MD, which I wrote about and photographed for the first edition of my book - located at the corner of Falls Rd. and Falls Chapel Way.)

Posted by Sarah at 2:12 PM.