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Help Keep Minneapolis in the Swim!

Via an August 8 e-newsletter from the Minneaplis Park and Rec Board:

Help keep Minneapolis in the swim!
Donate new and gently used swimwear for children, youth, women and men.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is committed to helping everyone use and enjoy the park system's Jim Lupient and North Commons water parks, Webber Natural Swimming Pool (NSP) and the new Phillips Aquatics Center. 

North Commons Water Park

These facilities require everyone to wear appropriate swimwear, which can pose a barrier for some. That's why MPRB is collecting swimsuits again this year. Here's how you can contribute:

What to donate

  • New and gently used swimsuits in all sizes and styles
  • Boys swim trunks in youth sizes 6 to 16 are especially appreciated
  • Swim trunks for men and boys must have a mesh liner

Where to donate 


  • Swimsuit drive runs through Labor Day: Monday, September 3.
  • Patrons can receive swimsuits at no cost at Lupient and North Commons water parks, Webber NSP and the Phillips Aquatics Center. 
  • Swimsuit size and availability depends on supply. 
  • Burkinis are available on a limited basis.

MPRB thanks you for your generosity!

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