Welcome to Magical Bridge Foundation Design and Consulting Services

Work with Magical Bridge Foundation to bring an intentionally designed Magical Bridge Playground to YOUR community

Stemming from kindness and the belief that we ALL need a place to play, Magical Bridge Foundation provides a full range of design and consulting services to bring Magical Bridge Playgrounds to communities around the globe — and we’d love to work with you!

What is a regional destination Magical Bridge Playground?  Intentionally designed for absolutely everyone in a community and modeled after the flagship Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, CA. a regional destination playground is uniquely designed to include the 1-in-4 of us living with visible or invisible disabilities.  Destination playgrounds draw visitors for surrounding areas, welcome thousands of guests a year, and provide unique intergenerational play.

Bridging the gap between those with and without disabilities. Founded with a mission to create innovative and truly inclusive playgrounds where ALL families and community members feel welcome to play together, regardless of age, size or ability, Magical Bridge Foundation offers comprehensive design and consulting services. 

Literally, we are leveling the playing field. Our design team works with cities, park and recreation departments, schools, museums, zoos, hospitals and urban developers who value play opportunities for everyone.  In addition to creating schematic designs, graphics, and construction documents, we also provide marketing collateral for fundraising, community engagement, programming and more. 

Differentiating from traditional design firms. Our talented team is the only design firm offering universally and intentionally designed Magical Bridge Playgrounds — which truly serve the unique needs of everyone in a community.  A Magical Bridge Playground welcomes visitors of ALL ages, sizes and abilities, including those living with visible and invisible physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, sensory challenges, visual and auditory impairments, the medically fragile, and even the aging population. Magical Bridge uniquely designs for intergenerational play– and we think that is magical.

ADA standards and compliance are woefully low when it comes to playgrounds. Magical Bridge Foundation’s Design Services exists to bridge the gap between existing ADA mandates and fully inclusive play spaces. Most traditional playground designs simply “check the box” or add an “inclusive” component to a  standard play structure — which unfortunately leaves out far too many.  While it has been proven that play benefits all ages, today’s typical playgrounds are still only created for children. This ineffective approach leaves out the 1 in every 4 of us living with varying needs and abilities.  Our design team creates spaces that considers the needs of everyone and fosters intergenerational play, collaboration and kindness.

Magical Bridge Foundation is taking on smaller projects.  Each year we select a handful of smaller projects, typically at schools, museums, hospitals, or zoos. Projects selected must have identified funds, a committed leadership team, and are in areas of high community impact.

Let’s work together.  From inception to opening celebration, we provide custom consulting services to bring a Magical Bridge playground into your community.  We welcome large and small regional destination projects and look forward to hearing how we can make magic together with you and your team!

Kindly complete this form and tell us more about your project.  You may also reach us at design@magicalbridge.org