Frog Pond spray pool reopens Friday, June 29
June 8, 2018
Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29.
“The Frog Pond spray pool is where Boston’s youth come to cool off in hot weather,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Families are invited to Boston Common and the Public Garden for a great summer day in the city with the Tadpole Playground, carousel, food concessions, historic monuments, ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ statues, and world-famous Swan Boats all within a short walk.”
In addition to activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., information regarding upcoming summer programs offered by the City of Boston will be available to families and residents and tasty treats will be provided by in-kind sponsors HP Hood LLC, Power Crunch protein bars, Perfectly Free Fruit Bites, and Polar Beverages.
The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, face painting, and activities and giveaways from L.L. Bean, Cambridge Science on the Streets, media sponsor Magic 106.7, PJ Library in Greater Boston, and the “Uncle Drew” movie starring the Boston Celtics’ own Kyrie Irving and opening in theaters June 29. In addition, children of all ages are eligible to enter a summer raffle.
Families will also be able to enjoy a ride on the Boston Common Carousel. The Carousel is handicapped accessible and has height requirements: anyone 42” or taller can ride alone; anyone under 42” requires the presence of an adult. Admission for the ride is $3 with 10 ride cards available for $25. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A year-round recreational facility, the Frog Pond offers ice skating in the winter, a spray pool and supervised wading for youth in the summer, and the Carousel from spring through fall. Information on additional activities offered at the Frog Pond can be found on the Frog Pond website.
The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day. The facility is managed by The Skating Club of Boston and staffed by youth workers from the Boston Youth Fund. For further information, please call the Frog Pond at 617-635-2120.