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 16 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. In 1989, it was leased to Foothills Park and Recreation District for management purposes. The Park is currently owned by Jefferson County Open Space and is managed by Foothills under a long-term management agreement. 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.