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Landels Elementary School to get inclusive playground

Original post made on Dec 20, 2018

Landels Elementary School in Mountain View is one of several local schools that received funding this week from Santa Clara County to build an all-inclusive Magical Bridge Playground on their campuses.

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Posted by community member
a resident of Bailey Park
on Dec 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

This is not correct. Magical Bridge Foundation is not working with Landels Elementary School to build their playground -- though I wish they were.

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Posted by Claire
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Landels is getting an all ability playground to coincide with the high medical needs classroom which will open next year.

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Posted by Oh no
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm

I hope it is not a Magical Bridge playground. Mitchell Park put one of those in and they get over 15,000 visitors a month. Landel Elementary is embedded in a single family home neighborhood with our inadequate for this kind of traffic. The noise will be terrible for our residents.

Put the Magical Bridge monstrosity in a larger park like Cuesta or Rengstorff. Leave the natural beauty of Landels alone...

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Tons more traffic at Landels scares me. I live right at the drop off area on the Mercy St. side, and people jostling for dropoff parking have hit my car in front of my house four times now. The final time totaled it. I no longer park in front of my house.

I'm guessing we will attract a lot of kids from outside Mountain View to this park, these magic bridge style playgrounds are really nice, and kids love them. The downside to all these soft, smooth materials, though, is that they break down really fast, so I do hope that the city maintains them properly.

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Posted by Me
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

The City of Mountain View is currently planning to add an all-inclusive playground at Rengstorff. It's in partnership with the county and the Magical Bridge foundation. The county is behind the grant-making because the popularity of the Palo Alto Magical Bridge playground demonstrates the demand - and the belief is in increasing the "supply" will relieve some of the current pressure on families to go to Palo Alto.

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