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Park Wars: The Quarterfinals, Clemyjontri Park v. Hains Point

Park Wars: The Quarterfinals, Clemyjontri Park v. Hains Point

Park Wars Quarterfinals: Clemyjontri v. Hains Point

Today we declare the Potentate of the Play Parks on this, the tenth day of Washingtonian’s Park Wars. Both the day’s contenders are worthy.

Clemyjontri advanced to these late stages by sneaking past Chuck Brown Memorial Park, proving that what it lacked in a drumming section, it more than made up for with spongy ground cover.

But Hains Point is advancing from the south and quick. It stormed Maryland’s Takoma-Piney Branch Park, taking 81 percent of the vote, the highest margin of victory among the parks of play. Can Clemyjontri stymie its march? Only time will tell (specifically, we’ll know by 4:30.)

Clemyjontri Park

Monkey bars, swings, a maze, and a wheelchair-accessible carousel. 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean


Hains Point (East Potomac Park)

It has golf, tennis, a pool and a three-mile loop for cyclists. 972 Ohio Drive., SW 

These trees will soon be sprouting with cherry blossoms

Contributing Editor

Amanda has contributed to Washingtonian since 2016. She has written about the right-wing media personality Britt McHenry, chronicled her night with Stormy Daniels, and come clean about owning too much stuff. She lives on H Street. She can be reached at [email protected]