Updated on October 6, 2020

Friends, Community, and all who are anxiously awaiting the opening of Magical Bridge Playground coming to Redwood City.

We know the community is incredibly excited to visit the heavily anticipated Magical Bridge Playground coming to Red Morton Park. While we have had the obvious delays due to COVID-19, here are some other punch list items we are still working on.

  • Rubber Matting: Through inspections, we tested the colorful poured-in-place rubber surfacing, and unfortunately, found that the binding material did not meet specs and was defective. The contractor will need to remove the defective rubber and replace it. Work will begin on October 5th and will take up to 3 weeks to complete.
  • Musical Harp: Artist/fabricator, Jen Lewin, will be traveling from New York with her team to install the Magical (Music) Harp in the Innovation Zone. She had up until recently been restricted to her home state of New York under travel quarantine, and thankfully, this was just lifted (to and from California). Jen will be here in Redwood City on October 19th and will take up to a week to complete her installation.
  • Shade Structures: One thing that was added after our initial park plans were made public and space was evaluated, was the addition of shade structures. Currently, three structures have been planned and are being fabricated for installation over the Slide Mound, in the Kindness Corner, and in the Tot Zone. These will be installed in November.

Please know that once this punch list is completed, we will work closely with the city of Redwood City to SAFELY and THOUGHTFULLY open this "magical" space. We promise to keep you posted on when and how we plan to open. Please stay safe and help slow the spread of COVID -- so that we can all play together, soon.

Our hope at this time is to open the playground in mid-to-late November.

For more information about Magical Bridge Playground coming to Redwood City's Red Morton Park, please visit the Redwood City Website.

Questions? Kindly email Jill Asher at jill@magicalbridge.org.

Congratulations Redwood City! Construction MAGIC is underway at Red Morton Park. Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City will welcome and serve visitors of all abilities and disabilities in San Mateo County and beyond! We plan to complete construction in Summer 2020.  We are following County and City guidelines for our grand opening, and working hard to create new innovations to ensure a safe and “magical” visit when we can finally play together. 

The donor wall donations in Redwood City are now closed. If you’d like to update an existing donation or dedication, kindly email donorwall@magicalbridge.org.

THERE IS MORE MAGIC TO BE MADE! Please support the Magical Bridge Foundation and our work to bring inclusive play to communities across the country.  Donate now.  A friendly reminder — Due to the passage of the CARES Act, you will be able to deduct up to $300 in charitable donations on your 2020 taxes, even if you do not itemize them.

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We’d like to recognize the following businesses, foundations, and donors for helping to make truly inclusive play a reality for everyone in Redwood City. We invite businesses, foundations, and community groups to contribute to this public/private community project.

$1.5m - City of Redwood City
$1,200,000 - Jay Paul Company (Swing & Sway Zone Sponsor)
$500,000 - Sequoia Healthcare District (Spinning Zone Sponsor)
$450,000 - Burns Family Foundation (Slide Mound Sponsor)
$250,000 - San Jose Sharks Foundation + SAP Foundation (Innovation Zone Sponsor)
$150,000 - Leland Levy and Judy Huey (Water Feature Sponsor)
$150,000 - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Tot Zone Sponsor)
$150,000 - Kaiser Permanente (Kindness Corner Sponsor)
$100,000 - Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County (Warren Slocum as sponsor)
$75,000 - Nintendo (Tree-Pod Sponsor)
$75,000 - Axciom Corporation, RWC
$75,000 - Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation
$75,000 - Saga Foundation
$50,000 - Acton Family Giving
$40,000 - HEDCO
$25,000 - Anonymous family foundation
$25,000 - Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County (David Pine as sponsor)
$20,000 - Tom and Mary Gallagher Foundation
$20,000 - Tutu School, Redwood City
$10,000 - Box.org
$10,000 - Congregation Beth Jacob
$10,000 - Odd Fellows Lodge #109 & Rebekah Lodge #48 of Redwood City
$10,000 - Palo Alto Medical Foundation
$10,000 - Redwood City Rotary Club
$10,000 - Walmart Foundation
$5,000 - Footsteps Child Care, Inc.
$5,000 - Jason & Ilona Pollak
$5,000 - Peter & Paula Uccelli Foundation
$2,500 - Stanford Healthcare
$2,500 - Whole Foods (Nickels for Nonprofits)
$2,500 - Redwood City Parents Club

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Zone sponsorship for Corporations and Foundations

We have exciting sponsorship opportunities available at various levels ranging from $10,000 – $450,000, including zone sponsorship with your name prominently displayed in the playground showing your generous commitment to the community.

Kindly contact us if your company or foundation would like to explore sponsorship opportunities, or set up an employee lunch and learn.

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