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. Magical Bridge Foundation plans to announce additional playground projects in the Bay Area in December 2017, and projects nation wide in 2018.
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
Magical Bridge empowers all children. It proves that we can take active measures to make the next generation of Americans more informed and tolerant of all people.
Outdoor play helps my daughter with her physical limitations and it was amazing to see her move and navigate through Magical Bridge Playground like a pro.
Having a child with special needs tends to put us outside of the “loop” most of the time…it was incredible to be IN the LOOP! Thank you for helping us feel just like everyone else.