Magical Bridge playground surges toward reality

Architectural Review Board approves design for Palo Alto's first 'inclusive' playground

With funds nearly secured and its final design winning approval Thursday, Palo Alto's dream of creating an "inclusive" playground for children with and without disabilities is now on a firm path toward reality.

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Posted by Dr. Jason Sutton
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

I am so proud of Palo Alto and all those involved for bringing this vision to reality " a place where all are welcome to play". Beautiful!

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Posted by Pip Sanders
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Delighted to see this amazing project is coming together!!

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Congratulation to all of the people who have worked tirelessly because they believed in this project. Palo Alto is very fortunate to have such hard-working and dedicated residents. We will all benefit from this Magical playground.

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Posted by Olenka Villarreal
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

A magical day for sure! We thank the ARB for their enthusiasm and unanimous "yes" vote today. Their thoughtful questions and kind words warmed our hearts. They've not only joined our vision of inclusive play but saw how COOL this playground will be for ALL kids...even those i-device-crazed teens.

OUR URGENT PLEA TODAY: If you feel the magic and want to help us with that final $200,000, please contact me directly. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 and there are still some wonderful naming opportunities for a lasting legacy you will be proud of.

Thank you for your generosity, Palo Alto. See you at groundbreaking mid-June!

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Posted by Dave Peery
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Really happy to see the city's backing on this project! I hope the community can kick in and help complete the needed funding.

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Posted by Cordy Hill
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

Thrilled that this is becoming a reality. What a wonderful place this will be for all children.

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Posted by Millie
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Hooray for us all!!! Thank you Magical Bridge team for this gift to Palo Alto and all those who visit here!

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Posted by Christina Owen
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Way to go everybody! Dawn Billman has been quite an advocate at Paly, and it's wonderful to see the many years of group effort paying off. What a gift to the community, thank you.

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