FAQs about Magical Bridge Foundation

As soon as the Palo Alto Magical Bridge playground opened to the public in April of 2015, we began receiving hundreds of requests from around the world asking for help in designing, creating and building a Magical Bridge in their own communities. When Silicon Valley’s premier legal team, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, offered their expertise to us pro-bono, we knew we had to move forward and address this demand. Led by Olenka Villarreal and Jill Asher, Magical Bridge Foundation is responding to the urgent need for innovative and inclusive playgrounds. We are pouring our ten years of research, fundraising expertise, development, design, and construction strategies to proliferate and build Magical Bridge Playgrounds in the Bay Area and eventually around the country.

The foundation was created in January 2016.

The mission of the Magical Bridge Foundation is to give every child and adult a welcoming and fun place to play, regardless of ability or disability.

The foundation believes EVERYONE should feel the MAGIC of play, including children and adults with disabilities and special needs, those from economically challenged homes or underfunded schools, and those who long for a secure spot to feel the freedom of swinging, sliding, spinning, and finding new friends.

Magical Bridge is funding and building Magical Bridge Playgrounds in Redwood City, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View, California. In summer 2018, Magical Bridge Foundation will announce additional Bay Area projects.  In 2019, Magical Bridge Foundation will announce projects outside the Bay Area.

Yes, we are thrilled to have a lovely, Magical Bridge Cottage, located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.  Our address is 650 Gilman Street, Palo Alto, CA . 94301

Magical Bridge Foundation’s non-profit ID number is EIN 81-2377796

Of course, although we have a terrific group of volunteers who are partnered with the wonderful City of Palo Alto Park and Recreation Department. We also help coordinate and fund concerts and other activities throughout the year. Please keep up with us on Facebook for the latest Palo Alto playground fun!

We are creating a pipeline of communities that are interested in bringing a Magical Bridge Playground to their area, including to schools and public parks.  Please complete the following form here: http://magicalbridge.org/mb-playworld/

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 early 2019. Magical Bridge Playground in Sunnyvale was announced in July 2017 and is currently raising funds for the project, with an expected opening in 2020. Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill was announced in August 2017 and is currently raising funds for the project, with an expected opening in 2020.  Magical Bridge Playground in Mountain View was announced in January 2018 and is currently raising funds for the project, with an expected opening in 2020.

Magical Bridge Foundation is thrilled to partner with foundations, companies and local businesses to support our playground projects. We can promise you that your contribution will bring true joy, happiness, and inclusion to thousands of families each and every month. Kindly contact Maria Hassid at maria@magicalbridge.org to learn more about sponsorship of zones and playground projects.