Hazardous air quality halts all outdoor activity in Minneapolis parks

All outdoor activities in Minneapolis parks on Wednesday are canceled due to hazardous air quality.

Outdoor activities for kids and adults, music and movies in the park and events involving athletic field rentals are canceled due to hazardous air quality, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

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The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the red category in Northern and Central Minnesota, which is hazardous for everyone. The AQI for the Southcentral and Southeast parts of the state is expected to reach the orange zone, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The air quality alert goes until Friday morning at 6 a.m.