A new phase of renovations will begin in Clement Park from late August 2018 through fall of 2019, weather permitting. Projects will occur on the west side of the park which means you will begin to see various types of work and contractors within the park. Some areas will be closed to the public, including sections of the reservoir trail. View the overview of projects and impacts to the community.
Directions To Park • Satellite Imagery of Robert F. Clement Park
From the intersection of Wadsworth Blvd. and West Bowles Avenue, head east on Bowles .5 mile to one of two park entrances on Bowles Avenue.
Leawood, Columbine North, Woodmar Square
Clement Park features a mix of athletic fields, picnic shelters, open play area and trails.
All 17 picnic shelters can be rented for family or corporate picnics. Fishing is available at the 60 surface acre Johnston Reservoir with a valid fishing license. Clement Park is home to many organized special events including the Summerset Festival each September.
Clement Park was built by Jefferson County Open Space in 1987 with funds from the county-wide open space tax. From 1989-2018, Clement Park was owned by Jefferson County Open Space and leased under a long-term management agreement to Foothills Park and Recreation District for management and programming purposes. In December 2018, the park was deeded to Foothills Park & Recreation District by Jefferson County. The park site used to be part of the Grant Family Ranch and was purchased from the Grant family for park purposes.
The park is named after former County Commissioner Bob Clement, who was a driving force behind both the original property purchase negotiations and securing funding for the initial park development. In the mid eighties, Bob Clement died of a heart attack on the County Courthouse steps on Christmas eve. He was succeeded in office by his wife Bunny Clement. On September 17, 2004 a memorial garden was dedicated in honor of Bunny Clement adjacent to Johnston Reservoir.