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Behind the Headlines: A playground for all

Two women behind Magical Bridge playground discuss growing momentum of innovative physical space

Magical Bridge playground co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher have created a universal playground for all ages and abilities. The Palo Alto residents discuss how their idea, poised to go global, redefines what it means to play and creates an inclusive community for all generations.

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• Playground programs. (5:39)

• Expanding beyond Palo Alto. (10:20)

• Inspiration behind Magical Bridge. (16:55)

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• What is the Magical Bridge Playground? (0:50)

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• Playground programs. (6:00)

• Expanding beyond Palo Alto. (10:42)

• Inspiration behind Magical Bridge. (17:17)

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Behind the Headlines: A playground for all

Two women behind Magical Bridge playground discuss growing momentum of innovative physical space

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 5:10 pm
Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 9:05 am

Magical Bridge playground co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher have created a universal playground for all ages and abilities. The Palo Alto residents discuss how their idea, poised to go global, redefines what it means to play and creates an inclusive community for all generations.

Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

Timestamps for video:

(To jump to a specific topic, open the description box below the video in YouTube and click on the timestamp.)

• What is the Magical Bridge Playground? (0:29)

• Playground programs. (5:39)

• Expanding beyond Palo Alto. (10:20)

• Inspiration behind Magical Bridge. (16:55)

Timestamps for podcast:

• What is the Magical Bridge Playground? (0:50)

• Playground programs. (6:00)

• Expanding beyond Palo Alto. (10:42)

• Inspiration behind Magical Bridge. (17:17)

Related content:

Magical Bridge's Kindness Ambassadors program aims to change social values

'Intentional design' approach to Magical Bridge creates a play space for everyone

Subscribe to the "Behind the Headlines" podcast

We now have a podcast! Listen to Behind the Headlines while you're on the go by downloading free episodes of our new podcast, now available through Apple or Google Play.

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on PaloAltoOnline.com, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel, youtube.com/paweekly.

Check out previous weeks' episodes in the "Behind the Headlines" archive.

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neva yarkin
Old Palo Alto
on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:24 am
neva yarkin, Old Palo Alto
on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:24 am
6 people like this

Congratulations to Olenka Steciw Villarrea and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher for making
Magical Bridge's the best park in town for the WHOLE COMMUNITY.

Also, THANK YOU for your work, inspiration, creativity, dedication,
time, for this treasure to Palo Alto and the rest of the area.

Neva Yarkin


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