Leveraging the innovative (and kind) spirit of Silicon Valley, Magical Bridge Foundation presents a new model to provide truly inclusive playgrounds and healthier public play spaces for all, regardless of ability, disability, size or age.With over 25,000 visitors per month flocking to Palo Alto to play, Magical Bridge is heralded as the nation’s most inclusive play space, with worldwide interest in replicating their model. In this session, the founders of the foundation will give insight into their success, expansion throughout the Bay Area (and the nation),and the extensive community they serve; including those living with physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, visual and auditory impairments, the medically fragile, and even the aging population. Learn about their process and guidelines for success and understand how they are infusing Silicon Valley innovation into inclusive playground design.
Accessibility / ADA
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Leverage the success of Magical Bridge Playground to enhance the quality and quantity of outdoor play time in the communities you serve, going way beyond ADA standards.
2. Understand the success of Magical Bridge Playground and Foundation, and the broad community they serve, including those living with physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, visual and auditory impairments, the medically fragile, and even the aging population.
3. Take learnings from mindfully designed Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto and apply these processes and developing guidelines that are needed to createtruly inclusive experiences in your projects.
4. Understand how Magical Bridge partnerships are infusing Silicon Valley innovation into playground design.
Jill Asher, Co-founder and executive director of Magical Bridge Foundation,email@example.comPeter Jensen, Landscape Architect, Groundswell/Magical Bridge Foundation, Peter@magicalbridge.orgMissy Benson, Play Advocate, Missyb@playworld.com
Potomac Chapter ASLA