In a society and economy that leaves far too many people on the sideline, the Magical Bridge Foundation stands for a new vision of inclusion that truly benefits everyone. Through innovative, creative, and compassionate design, a Magical Bridge Playground creates great play experiences that are simply better than conventional playgrounds (even for the “able bodied”). The fact that those with and without special needs can spin, swing, laugh and play alongside each other as peers creates meaningful connections and lasting changes in how children and adults see themselves and “others” in society.
Through partnerships with cities, schools, foundations, community groups, and corporations, the Magical Bridge Foundation advances this vision of innovation and true inclusion far beyond the playground. Through research, advocacy, media, and other outreach efforts, we are working to lay the foundations of a kindness and compassion that create stronger, healthier, and more socially connected communities.
1 in 5 individuals live with a disability and are left out of the playgrounds in our communities and schools. These children, adults and their families are among the most socially isolated and marginalized.
The goal and mission of the Magical Bridge Foundation is that every individual and family should have a place to play where they feel welcome and accepted. Please help us make that vision a reality by supporting the Magical Bridge Foundation and our projects on and off the playground.
Magical Bridge Playground Projects
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto opened to the public in April 2015, and is heralded as the nation’s most innovative-inclusive playground. Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City broke ground in November 2017, and is expected to open to the public in December 2018. Magical Bridge Playground in Sunnyvale was announced in July 2017 and is currently raising funds for the project, with an expected opening in 2019. Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill was announced in August 2017 and is currently raising funds for the project, with an expected opening in 2019. The City of Mountain View signed a partnership agreement on January 4, 2018 and a new Magical Bridge playground is now being planned for the Rengstorff location. Several other Bay Area and national projects will be announced throughout the coming year.
We Want to Hear From YouSpreading the Magic of Magical Bridge Playground! We are actively engaging with communities, schools, and park and recreation departments around the nation about developing, funding and building Magical Bridge Playgrounds. We plan to announce the expansion of Magical Bridge Playground outside of the Bay Area in 2018. If you’re interested in bringing a Magical Bridge Playground to your community, kindly complete the form below. We will be in touch shortly!
The Magic of Inclusion
The Magical Bridge Kindness Ambassadors were so sweet and showed Jocey and Lucy around the park.
It’s such a joy seeing my son explore this playground. Not having to ask for assistance and just doing it by himself has given him more confidence. We love it here and hope to see more parks like this one.
I know you never thought you would see the day I would dance and play in a wheelchair, but you know in life we have #EndlessAbility and something magical can happen at any time.