The Impact of Inclusion

Building a caring and accepting community benefits everyone, and Magical Bridge Foundation believes a playground is the most powerful place to start.

When given the chance to play side by side inclusively, children with disabilities enjoy a lifetime of greater acceptance by their peers, balanced and satisfying relationships, and show marked progress behaviorally. They also improve their social skills, motor strength, self control, and self-esteem.

The benefits for children without disabilities are also profound. They develop a reduced fear of human differences accompanied by increased awareness and personal principles. They learn to form warm and caring friendships through increased confidence and compassion.

The opportunity to play with others helps strengthen and maintain physical, emotional, psychological, and social well-being for us all. Join us as we spread the joy of Magical Bridge Playground!

When you partner with Magical Bridge Foundation, you:

LEVERAGE SUCCESS

Magical Bridge Foundation is ready to pour our seven years of research, development, design, and construction strategies into Magical Bridge Playgrounds across the nation. We provide the value of our expertise to every project and, as our partner, you will experience first hand the joy and benefits that a flagship Magical Bridge Playground brings to everyone.

INCREASE VALUE

Driven by the same passion that built Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Magical Bridge Foundation captures the spirit of each unique community and utilizes local talent and labor to deliver cost-effective, sustainable and time-efficient results. Poised to scale, we leverage our experience and the relationships we have made to reduce the overall cost of creating an innovative and inclusive playground in your community.

ENGAGE COMMUNITY

With each new region served, we engage with city officials and local organizations to broaden our reach and sustain the playground’s success. As a public playground, we leverage municipal financial support, and work closely with the city government to ensure commitment to the project. Upon opening, we transition playground ownership to the city for their continued maintenance and support.

MAXIMIZE SOCIAL GOOD

Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto is the most visited playground in the Bay Area, from local families, schools and special needs organizations to groups flying in from around the world to experience a first-of-its-kind playground. Families drive for hours for the chance to slide alongside their child for the very first time, or to roll their wheelchair to the second story of the custom-designed playhouse, or to spin, swing and sway safely on the carefully selected and purposely placed equipment. As our partner, you will be at the heart of it all!

Please let us know if you’d like to get involved, donate or sponsor our important work. We welcome your support!

The Importance of Play

The playground is a child’s first classroom, and every child should have the chance to play. Playgrounds aid the development of children of all abilities by providing multisensory experiences that help in numerous ways.

SENSORY

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Proprioception (muscles)
  • Tactile
  • Vestibular (body movement)

MOTOR SKILLS

  • Fine Motor
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Cardiovascular
  • Coordination
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Endurance
  • Motor Planning

STRENGTH

  • Upper Body Strength
  • Lower Body Strength
  • Core Body Strength

COGNITIVE SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning

SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL SKILLS

  • Social Skill Development
  • Imaginative Play
  • Cooperation