The Frog Pond, at Boston Common, is a year-round wonder. Functioning as a reflecting pool when temperatures do not allow for swimming or skating, it is magically transformed into a splash park for summer, and a winter wonderland for ice skating, come late fall.
Whether water flows from the fountains or it is frozen solid for skating it is always meticulously maintained. The Frog Pond is the ideal urban escape. Skaters swirl around the ice, some sensational others stumbling, but all enjoying this center of the city treasure.
The hot days of summer demand cooling relief, and the Frog Pond offers just that treat. A spray park for wading makes this the perfect escape from the sweltering heat. Parents can easily keep a watchful eye, on the side, while kids frolic in the cool water of this wading pool. Better yet, join them to bring back memories of your summertime fun.
Amenities encompass this fun find; skates can be rented (for a small fee), the year-round café is a welcome way to refuel, and kids can even take a ride on the carousel.When the appeal of the Frog Pond wanes, let them run about in playground, located in viewing distance of the Frog Pond, or on the open fields within the Common (snow angels anyone?). Visit in every season and see why locals love this Common attraction.