Free children’s bike helmet giveaway at three Twin Cities parks today

Children’s Hospitals and UnitedHealthcare will be giving out 700 free children’s bicycle helmets and reflectors this afternoon at three Twin Cities parks and some Boys & Girls Club camps.

Children’s Hospitals, which last week was designated a Level I pediatric trauma center, is trying to prevent common injuries in children.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Lake Nokomis Park – 5102 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, 2:20 p.m.
  • Lake Harriet bandshell – 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, 2:35 p.m.
  • Minnehaha Park – South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, 2:45 p.m.

More here about injury prevention from MPR reporter Elizabeth Stawicki.