Magic is Coming to Redwood City, CA!
Join Magical Bridge Foundation and City of Redwood City’s Parks and Recreation Department to bring Magical Bridge Playground to the heart of Redwood City — Red Morton Park!
Leveraging the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, Magical Bridge Playground is uniquely designed to address the needs of the entire community. With an underlining message of kindness, Magical Bridge Playground removes the barriers of today’s typical playgrounds and gives everyone a place together as never before.
It Takes a Village to Build a Playground
We are profoundly grateful for the generous contributions and support to build Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City. We need to raise a total of $3.3m to begin construction in 2017.
We’d like to recognize the following private and public donors for helping to make truly inclusive play a reality for everyone and every BODY in the community.
$1.5m – City of Redwood City
$450,000 – Burns Family Foundation
$400,000 – Sequoia Healthcare District
$300,000 – Leland Levy and Judy Huey
$75,000 – Axciom Corporation, RWC
$50,000 – Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County (Warren Slocum as sponsor)
$50,000 – Kaiser Permanente
$50,000 – Acton Family Fund
$25,000 – Anonymous family foundation
$20,000 – Tom and Mary Gallagher Foundation
$10,000 – Walmart Foundation
$10,000 – Odd Fellows Lodge #109 & Rebekah Lodge #48 of Redwood City
$5,000 – Peter & Paula Uccelli Foundation
$5,000 – Footsteps Child Care, Inc.
$5,000 – Jason & Ilona Pollak
$2,500 – Redwood City Parents Club
Kindly contact Jill Asher at firstname.lastname@example.org if your company or foundation would like to explore sponsorship opportunities, or set up an employee lunch and learn. Please consider supporting our efforts by making a donation of any size — all donations over $300 will be recognized with a tile on the physical donor wall inside the playground.
The Magic Starts with YOU
Redwood City has made a significant contribution to this project. Now, as a community, we need to raise $650,000 to make Magical Bridge Redwood City a reality. Your donation will give countless families a place to play together — some, for the very first time. No amount is too small and everyone is welcome to join the effort! We can’t do this without you!
Donate online to purchase a tile for the community donor wall (any amount is appreciated), or read below for larger sponsorship opportunities!
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY DONOR WALL WITH A CUSTOMIZED TILE SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT!
MEDIUM TILE $500
LARGE TILE $1,000
X-LARGE TILE $5000+
Sponsor a Buddy Bench
Designed and hand-crafted by renowned artist Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, our Magical Buddy Benches are artful companion pieces to the Magical Bridge Playhouse. Sponsor a Magical Buddy Bench ($10,000) to promote kindness and acceptance, and show your lasting support for a playground where everyone can play!
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Perfect for Corporations and Foundations, we have exciting sponsorship opportunities available at various levels ranging from $150,000 – $450,000, including zone sponsorship with your name prominently displayed in the playground showing your generous commitment to the community for generations to come. With early sponsorship of a play zone, you will have the unique opportunity to offer input on design and equipment selection. Please contact Magical Bridge Foundation for zone selection assistance or to discuss donation opportunities.
The play zones currently planned for Redwood City’s Red Morton development include:
Capturing the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, the Innovation Zone provides unique and interactive play experiences utilizing technology, art and design that stimulates the full array of human senses in an entirely new way.
Music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function, motivating interaction, facilitating socialization, and giving non-verbal people a way to express themselves. The artist-designed 24-string Laser Harp gives everyone a magical way to create orchestral music.
Outdoor play is a critical way for young children to create friendships, explore, take risks, develop fine and gross motor development, and absorb vast amounts of basic knowledge, including the valuable lessons of inclusion and kindness. The Tot Zone is expressly designed for children aged 1-4.
Rotary vestibular input, caused from spinning, is the most powerful form of sensory input that the brain can process. A popular group activity, the climbing net spinner and ground-level carousel are accessible for all ages and abilities so everyone can spin together!
The heart of Magical Bridge, the Kindness Corner is a gathering place for reflection, compassion and education. It helps spark conversations about making friends with those who are “different,” modeling positive behavior, and encouraging kids to be up-standers and address the issues of bullying.
Sliding helps coordination, balance and movement, and the Slide Mound is uniquely accessible for all (even wheelchair users)! The Slide Mound features a group slide, curvy slide, stimulating roller slide, climbing loops, a climbing net, and more.
Kindly Sponsored by Anonymous Family Foundation
Swinging creates vestibular stimulation critical to maintaining body posture, balance and equilibrium. The bucket swings, group disc swings, and sway boat accommodate all ages and abilities giving everyone the opportunity benefit from this important motion.
Kindly Sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District
As a destination that promotes unity and kindness, Magical Bridge will quickly become a special gathering place for families in Redwood City and the surrounding area. The group area is a special area to enjoy time together under the trees, take in a performance on the Playstage, and experience children playing together.
Through pretend-play, children experience the full range of their senses and feelings. Since 1987, Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc. has created over 600 unique play structures — and their first wheelchair-accessible, two-story playhouse was designed and built especially for Magical Bridge. Your entire community will surely cherish the Playhouse for years to come.