Pass on to Families: Summer Activity Resources and Reminders


As the school calendar winds down, many Minnesota children and teens will soon find themselves with more time to enjoy outside play and recreation. Physical activity is beneficial to the health and development of Minnesota’s youth, but some activities can carry greater risks than others. Consider sharing these helpful resources (or others from with patients and families when discussing summer plans.

All children, regardless of physical abilities, deserve to enjoy summer play. MNAAP annual sponsor Gillette Children’s has created this map of inclusive playgrounds around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Accessible playgrounds are created to be inclusive to children of different abilities. Including features for children with physical and developmental disabilities, such as wheelchair-accessible swings, sensory stimulating equipment, and safety features.

Annual Sponsors

Children's Minnesota
Gillette Children's
Hennepin Healthcare
University of Minnesota Health
Essentia Health
Mayo Clinic
Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities