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The Magical Bridge Playground is a world-renowned concept developed first in Palo Alto and will soon debut in Redwood City. Designed to be socially inclusive for children and adults of varying physical and cognitive abilities, Magical Bridge Redwood City aims to go beyond typical playground designs, which often inadvertently overlook the growing autistic population, cognitively challenged, visually and hearing impaired, physically limited and the aging population. The Magical Bridge Foundation will collaborate with Redwood City on its second location due to its progressive parks and recreation program, financial generosity, and diverse community.

The City Council approved a partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation to build an innovative and inclusive playground to open at Red Morton Park in late 2019.

The City will contribute $1.5 million of Capital Improvement Project funding previously allocated towards the renovation of the park and existing playground while the Foundation is working to raise an estimated $1.8 million build the playground. To learn more about the project, or to make a personal or corporate donation, visit or contact

Project Updates


The City of Redwood City has approved the Magical Bridge Playground Project construction team to work on Saturday, July 13. This work may require lane closures, parking impacts or noise impacts. Robert A. Bothman Construction will be receiving a shipment at the Valota Road park entrance at 8:00 a.m. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:30a.m. and anticipated to be complete by 1:00 p.m.

Thank you for your cooperation while construction is underway and please avoid this area if possible. The following contact information is provided in case you have questions or concerns regarding the project:
Claudia Olalla, ASLA, Redwood City ‐ Project Manager

November 2018

The Magical Bridge Playground construction is moving forward! The community will continue to see changes in the park taking place including transforming the landscaping in the playground location. The construction plan includes removing 19 trees, adding 36 new trees, and transplanting four existing Redwood trees. Tree removal began the week of November 30, including a large Cypress tree near the park entrance. All of the trees planned for removal are in fair to poor condition and removed for the community’s safety. The trees within the work area that will be transplanted will line the new pathway and enlarge the existing Redwood Grove near Valota Road.

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