Media Kit

MEDIA CONTACT

Olenka Villarreal

olenka@magicalbridge.org

MISSION 

Magical Bridge Foundation innovates multigenerational playgrounds, parks, and programs for more inclusive communities.

 

MAGICAL BRIDGE FOUNDATION

Magical Bridge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for, designs and builds playgrounds for all ages and abilities. Redefining inclusive outdoor play opportunities through truly innovative design, Magical Bridge Playgrounds far exceed industry standards by removing the physical and social barriers still present in most traditional playground designs. Through our advocacy and programs both on and off the playground, we promote kindness and ignite vital connections that build more inclusive communities. 

 

An estimated 25% of our population is living with visible and invisible disabilities, and yet most playgrounds are still not designed to meet the unique needs of everyone in a community. Since the 2015 grand opening of Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, California, Magical Bridge Playgrounds have received visitors from around the world interested in replicating its groundbreaking playground model in their communities. We have since opened 5 additional playgrounds with many more in development, including three international locations. 

 

MAGICAL BRIDGE PLAYGROUNDS 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

  • PALO ALTO, CA Mitchell Park  —   Opened Summer 2015

  • REDWOOD CITY, CA Red Morton Community Park  —   Opened December 2020

  • PALO ALTO, CA Addison Elementary School  —  Opened December 2020

  • SUNNYVALE, CA Fair Oaks Park — Opened April 2022

  • MORGAN HILL, CA Community Park — Opened May 2022

  • SAN MATEO, CA CuriOdyssey Science Museum and Zoo —  Opened Fall 2021

 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA  Rengstorff Park  —   Opening 2023

  • SANTA CLARA, CA  Central Park  —   Opening 2023

  • SINGAPORE Singapore National Museum, Singapore  —  Opening 2023

  • SINGAPORE Sun Park Plaza, Singapore  —  Opening 2023

  • EAST PALO ALTO Cesar Chavez Elementary School —  Opening 2023

  • EAST PALO ALTO Bell Street Park Plaza  —  Opening 2023

  • NEW ZEALAND — Opening 2023


 

NOTABLE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

  • 2022 – City of Sunnyvale Mayor's Award for Excellence

  • 2019 –  Murphy Award for Outstanding Community Contribution, City of Sunnyvale

  • 2019 –  World Economic Forum at Davos, Innovative Social Impact Display

  • 2018 –  “Outstanding Innovation for Youth”, The Gratitude Network

  • 2018 – 2021 –  Stanford University Neurodiversity Summit Keynote Participant and Speaker

  • 2016 –  Jefferson Award for Public Service to Community

  • 2016 –  CODA Awards for Magical Harp Design

  • 2016 – “Best Playground in Bay Area”, San Francisco Magazine

  • 2016 – “Best Community Impact”, Silicon Valley Structures Awards

  • 2016 –  “Nations Favorite Playground”, Play Across America

  • 2016 –  Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, Innovative, Inclusive Design

  • 2015 –  Award of Excellence, California Park, and Recreation Society

  • 2015 –  Frontline Park Award for Design,  City Parks Alliance

 

 

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