Best Community Resource of the Year
Magical Bridge Foundation proudly accepts the "Best Community Resource of the Year" Award from the San Andreas Regional Center.
Magical Bridge Foundation receives prestigious Mayor’s Award from City of Sunnyvale’s Mayor Klein
Charity Navigator Encompass Rating 100
Magical Bridge Foundation receives 100 of 100 Encompass Rating from Charity Navigator.
2015 Frontline Park Award
Presented to Magical Bridge playground in Palo Alto
In recognition of its unique approach to community engagement and design.
PATENT for Slide Attachment (“Slide ‘n Sit with Dignity Landing”)
Inventors: Olenka Villarreal and Peter Jensen
Assignee: Magical Bridge Foundation
Term: 15 years
Community Impact Award
Magical Bridge Foundation Recognized with “Community Impact Award” for best new addition to Silicon Valley in 2016.
Magical Bridge Playground was featured as “Best Playground” south of San Francisco in the 2016 Best of San Francisco Magazine. (see page 110)
Artist Jen Lewin wins a 2016 CODA Award for the Magical Harp, an interactive instrument played by passing your body through 24 low-voltage diode LEDs that shine from the top of the delicate arch to the ground.
2015 Award of Excellence
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto received the “2015 Award of Excellence” – in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Community.
2018 Gratitude Award Presented to Magical Bridge Foundation
For demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in working to solve the greatest problems facing children and youth around the world.
Olenka Villarreal received a Bay Area Jefferson Award, sponsored by KPIX, San Francisco’s CBS. The team came out to Magical Bridge Playground to interview Olenka about her work to bring innovation and inclusive play to Palo Alto.
Palo Alto Weekly Grant
Magical Bridge Playground was awarded one of the largest holiday fund grants from the Palo Alto Weekly’s record breaking 19th Annual Holiday Fund for its aim to design and build a new kind of playground.
Palo Alto Tall Tree Award
Olenka Villarreal received the prestigious Palo Alto Tall Tree Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Award for her exceptional civic contributions and service to the community, specifically for our Playground in Palo Alto.