Do You Want to Build a Magical Bridge Playground?
If you’ve been to Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, or just heard of it, chances are you’d like a playground like this in your community! Magical Bridge Foundation formed for that very purpose: to bring innovative and inclusive playgrounds to communities everywhere.
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.
In 2018, Magical Bridge Foundation will begin to review projects outside of the Bay Area. If you have a special community in mind that would especially appreciate a Magical Bridge Playground, please let us know! We look forward to meeting communities eager to bring the “magic” of Magical Bridge Playground to their area — so everyone can play together!
Collaborate. Cultivate. Celebrate Everyone.
Magical Bridge Foundation is committed to bringing Magical Bridge Playgrounds to life in more communities across the Bay Area and beyond. Through the design process, fundraising, and project awareness, we engage the community in a multitude of ways. When you embark on a Magical Bridge Playground, together, we bring to life an innovative and truly inclusive playground for all ages and all abilities. Our process includes three stages:
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
Leveraging over 10 years of research, development and experience.
Design: perform and prepare all necessary designs and technical specifications; project management through completion and certification of final design.
Playground Visuals: design and produce playground visuals, including signage and development of cohesive elements throughout the playground.
Construction: support construction manager by participating in construction meetings, inspections, and responding to requests
Equipment: identify inclusive equipment, pricing and procurement and advise on all aspects of creating the most inclusive & innovative space possible.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Exciting everyone about the “magic” of a new kind of community playground
Community Engagement: host meetings with local groups, schools, businesses and foundations to promote support of playground project.
Marketing Collateral: create licensed marketing and communication materials to promote community awareness. Training: train and develop local leaders to maintain and grow community support and messaging.
Digital and Social Media: create a dedicated landing page on magicalbridge.org for the project, and leverage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, etc. to share community announcements and playground updates.
Media Relations: ignite local and national media (reporters, journalists, bloggers, influencers) about the playground project and City’s commitment to inclusive play.
Expertise and industry leadership to ensure project is fully funded
Fundraising: engage community donors, corporations, and foundations to secure necessary commitments to bridge gap between city finances and project costs.
Online and Offline: build, promote and manage online pages and offline events.
Grant Writing: prepare grant applications for funding of playground project.