Karin’s Gives Back: Clemyjontri

We have officially launched our Karin’s Gives Back program. Throughout the year,  different charities will be selected by our Advisory Board to receive 10% of the proceeds of a specially designed bouquet. From now through the end of May, we are pleased to support Clemyjontri Park.

You probably won’t find a playground anywhere in Washington as cool and colorful as Clemyjontri Park (6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean; 703-388-2807). Kids’ eyes light up when you pull into the lot. The playground has jungle gyms, slides, and rocker-rides shaped like cars and animals. Kids can scramble up a rock wall, pretend to drive a school bus or fire truck, climb the rainbow arches, or make their way through a maze. Carousel rides are $1.75.

The handicapped-accessible playground gets its name from donor Adele Lebowitz’s four children— Carolyn (Cl), Emily (Emy), John (Jon), and Petrina (Tri). Lebowitz, whose husband started the local Morton’s department stores in 1935, donated the 18-acre property to the Fairfax County Park Authority and said she wanted it designed for children with disabilities: There’s a drag-racing strip and a swing for wheelchairs; other swings have high backs for extra support; monkey bars are lowered for easier access. The ground is well cushioned, so Clemyjontri is a good spot for toddlers.

If you haven’t visited yet, we encourage you to do so soon! For more information, please visit www.friendsofclemy.com 

To order this arrangement, please visit www.karinsflorist.com

To be considered for the Karin’s Gives Back program for your charity, please request an application by emailing flowers@karinsflorist.com.