Updated on December 7, 2020

At this time, the Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City remains open to the public 7 days a week from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Magical Bridge Playground protocol during COVID-19

We understand that these are challenging times and we ask for patience and kindness while we navigate the evolution of this space because after all, it’s our first pandemic too.

Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City's Red Morton Park is built on the premise of kindness. Please be kind and respectful to city staff, volunteers aka Kindness Ambassadors, and all who visit our magical space.

  • Entry will be limited to the two lower gates: North Entrance (Veterans Memorial Senior Center side) and South Entrance (Valota Rd. Parking Lot).
  • Capacity is limited to 75 visitors on the playground. Once the playground reaches capacity, socially distant lines will form outside the two lower gates with markings 6 feet apart to keep you safe while you wait. The City of Redwood City Staff will monitor capacity and make sure that social distancing protocol is maintained while in line.
  • Visits are limited to 30 minutes per group while others are waiting. Please be prepared that a Kindness Ambassador/staff person may ask you to leave the playground if max capacity is reached and there is a line. Please exercise kindness and support these safety guidelines, which follow strict State regulations.
  • Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering and as often as possible while playing. Hand washing stations are available onsite, and the restroom will also be open.
  • We encourage you to “bring your own wipes” and to self-clean any high-touch surfaces. Staff will not be cleaning the playground throughout the day.
  • While as a whole, face masks will be required of every individual entering the playground age 2 and up, we also understand that not everyone can wear a mask. For those who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, the city staff will provide a sticker for you to wear. If you see someone wearing a sticker, please be kind, understanding, and practice social distancing.
  • Please maintain a 6 ft. distance between households/pods while playing and while waiting in line for any playground amenity.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Magical Bridge Playground. In addition, cardboard boxes (which we know will be very popular on the slide mound) and personal toys are not allowed in the playground at this time.

Thank you in advance for your attention to these protocols which are in place to protect the safety of the whole community. Your actions affect the health and safety of everyone and will help to keep our playground open and magical.

* Please park your vehicle in the Valota Road parking lot (located next to the Armory and main entrance of Magical Bridge Playground). Address: 939 Valota Road, Redwood City, CA 94061.

Become A Kindness Ambassador At The Magical Bridge Playground In Redwood City

Thanks to an amazing partnership with the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, community volunteers will help keep the playground safe and magical for all who visit. As a Kindness Ambassador, your goal is to create a fun and inclusive space where visitors of all ages and abilities feel welcome.

At this time, they are only accepting applications for Kindness Ambassadors ages 18 and up. You must be able to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours a month for at least 6 months (shifts are 2 hours long). Kindness Ambassadors will help safely open the playground and help lead family-friendly events and activities, once we are safely able to do so.

Kindly click here to learn more and apply!

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