Jeffrey Zuegel is a six-foot Curious George–at least according to his parents. As he ponders the shapes of the swings and the way the structures spin faster each time he pushes them, it becomes clear that his parents have it right. At Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Jeffrey is able to fully revel in […]

Slowly but surely, Sydney and her buddy Emma, from Palo Alto High School’s Best Buddies program, ascend the steps of the slide mound at Magical Bridge Playground. Holding hands, they sing songs about the weather and school and the slide they’re about to go down together. When they make it to the top of the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Magical Bridge Foundation: Jill Asher, jill@magicalbridge.org   Magical Bridge Foundation Selects Redwood City, CA as its Next Playground Location REDWOOD CITY, CA  Sept. 13, 2016 — Magical Bridge Foundation announces that Redwood City, California, has been selected as its next playground location. Set to open at Red Morton Park in […]

  Shannon des Rochas Rosa and her son Leo, a 15 year old with autism, travel 30 minutes from Redwood City to Palo Alto’s Magical Bridge Playground for its unique and diverse atmosphere. “Magical Bridge is the kind of place I’ve always dreamed of being able to take my son, but it never existed until […]

Most educators agree that inclusivity is important. Most kids have heard the mantra “You should be nice to everyone,” though not all have absorbed the intent. Children typically listen to the rehearsed speeches given by teachers and administrators about making sure that everyone feels welcome and accepted. Students can tell when a teacher is reading […]

When most kids think of a playground, they picture a place where they can let loose, make new friends, exercise, and have fun. It is a place where, no matter the equipment provided, most children can be relatively sure that they are going to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, this idealistic perception is very far from […]

Local Businesses Serving the Special Needs Community are Local Services Serving Us All. When I applied for an internship with Magical Bridge Foundation, I had no idea how impactful the experience would be. Visiting various organizations who serve those with special needs and working on marketing materials for the foundation taught me a lot about […]

My younger sister, Daisy, has serious special needs. Compared to typical kids she struggles cognitively and, sometimes, physically because of an arbitrary mix up in her chromosomes. Essentially, a lot about her is different from a typical child. However, one trait that exemplifies the similarities between her and anybody else is that she likes the […]