Friday, June 19, 2009

Field Trip Friday: Clemyjontri Park

This summer, the kids and I are having Field Trip Friday every week. My initial plan was to go somewhere educational and have Mason document the things he learned, but I guess that won't happen every week ... maybe every other week? Ha.

Today we went to Clemyjontri Park. The history behind the park is that the land was donated to the county by an elderly woman, with the contingency that the park be built to accommodate children with all abilities. It received a lot of press when it was built, for that reason alone ... and the story hit home with me, for obvious reasons.

Here is some of what the park has to offer ...

This park is a place where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities, can have a parallel playground experience of fun and exploration. At CLEMYJONTRI....

  • Ramps connect structures
  • Swings have high backs, arm rests and special safety features
  • Rubber surfacing allows wheelchairs to roll easily
  • Lowered monkey bars provide easy access
  • Equipment is designed to be sensory rich so all children can participate with peers
  • Wider openings allows easy access to play structures
Pretty cool, eh? The park itself is huge. There is also a carousel for the kids to ride on, as well as picnic space.

Today some friends of ours joined us for Field Trip Friday ... the kids had so much fun!

Payton being the monkey that she is ...
Nika exploring her territory ... she was loving it!
Mr. Cool Dude Mason ... the 2.2 seconds he stayed still ...
Our little friend, Jillian ...And her big brother, Alex ... Mason's partner in crime ...
How did I not get a picture of Hannah, Alex and Jillian's sister? Oops!


  1. Seems to be a great facility...we have a local park too designed by moms with special needs children and it is wonderful, fun for everyone!

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  3. What a great idea to go on field trips once a week! That park looks great and I love the first picture of Payton!

  4. Very cool!! That picture of Payton is AWESOME!!!

  5. Sounds like a great park. Glad you have it near by.

  6. wow what a cool park!!! we have a play area at our PT's office for kids with all abilities as well. so neat!
    love that picture of P!

  7. Sounds like a great park! LOVE the pictures of your beautiful kids!

  8. Your pix are always so gorgeous! I need to take lessons from you! And get a much better camera!

  9. can't believe I missed the first field trip friday!!!!

  10. That is the best picture of Payton - I love it!!

  11. Hey--I've been to that park. It's near my aunt's house. Very cool park!

    Ann (Annieo)