Boston Common Frog Pond Opens

Children enjoy the Frog Pond spray pool on opening day. (Photo: Jon Seamans)
Children enjoy the Frog Pond spray pool on opening day. (Photo: Jon Seamans)

Children raced into the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool when the facility recently opened for the summer.  We are told that hundreds of youngsters and their families attended the event hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with The Skating Club of Boston. The celebration featured activities, a raffle, and giveaways provided by HP Hood, David’s Tea, and Polar Beverages.

The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S. With a reflecting pool in the spring and fall, a summer spray pool and a children’s carousel, plus a winter ice rink and skating school, there are always fun and exciting activities for residents and tourists alike.

Among the many popular activities is the free Summer Yoga program offered every Thursday, from 6-7:15 p.m., through September 1. A vibrant group of instructors leads students of all levels. The style of yoga offered provides a space for all to challenge themselves, release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel.

In addition, the Frog Pond Café is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a wide variety of tasty meals, snacks and refreshments. Free WiFi is complimentary for all Frog Pond visitors.

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit and check out the Calendar of Events.