Enjoying the Summer at Boston’s Frog Pond


One of the great parts about living in Boston is the fact that the city has so much to offer to its residents. From its rich history to its great modern-day restaurants and attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Boston. Even the simplest of pleasures, such as Frog Pond, can offer a fun way to relax and enjoy the company of others. As usual, Frog Pond will have much to offer to residents and visitors this summer. Here’s a look at what you can expect to find at Frog Pond this year.

The Frog Pond Spray Pond

For two months this summer, Frog Pond will be transformed into a spray pond offering a great opportunity to beat the summer heat. The Grand Opening of the spray pond will take place on June 24th this year at 11:00 am. During this celebration, participants can enjoy family-friendly entertainment, art, music and a chance to play in the 30-foot spray at the center of the pond. Lifeguards will also be on duty during the celebration and during all summer open hours, which will be from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm every day through Labor Day unless there is a thunderstorm.

Summer Yoga

A free summer yoga program is also currently taking place at Frog Pond, with a group of instructors leading power vinyasa for over 200 students of all ability levels.  This particular style of yoga provides opportunity to release stress, expand energy and commune with nature.

The yoga program will be offered every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:15 pm until August 25th. Participants are asked to bring a mat to fully enjoy this sixth season of free summer yoga. Other suggested items to bring include blocks, towels, a belt and water. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel.

Riding the Carousel

Of course, Frog Pond is not the only family-friendly attraction in the area. In addition to letting the kids splash in the water, you can also spend some time on the carousel. Open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, the carousel costs just $3 to ride. If you think you might want to visit the carousel multiple times throughout the summer, you might want to take advantage of the 10 Ride Punch Card, which is only $25.

Sitting in the heart of Boston Common, The Boston Common Frog Pond is the oldest and most treasured public park in the country. In addition to offering special summertime fun, the pond is also used as an ice rink and skating school during the summer and as a reflecting pool in the spring and the fall. As such, Frog Pond has something special to offer to everyone throughout the entire year.

To get to Frog Pond, the nearest MBTA stop is Park Street on the Green line and Downtown Crossing on the Red Line. If you prefer to drive yourself, the Boston Common Parking Garage offers the nearest public parking opportunity. The garage is located at 0 Charles Street. There is also street parking available around Boston Common as well as additional parking garages in downtown Boston and Back Bay.

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