Frog Pond

By - 11/23/14 - 12:26 pm
Frog Pond skating

Just because it's up in the 50s today doesn't mean you can go skating at Frog Pond, as TrueNE_79 shows us.

Meanwhile, down in the South End, about 100 people got in a big circle and started doing calisthenics, as Boston shows us:

By - 9/1/14 - 10:22 am
Frog Pond in the Boston Common

Ed Hatfield watched kids enjoying the spray at the Frog Pond the other day. Today would be a great day to try it out, especially since today's the last day it will be open, at least, as a spray pond.

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By - 11/20/13 - 11:41 am
Zamboni on Frog Pond

A Zamboni operator was smoothing out the ice on the Frog Pond skating rink this morning. Yes, the ice.

By - 10/27/13 - 8:21 pm
Frog leads parade

A big frog led a parade around the Frog Pond today during the city's Halloween pumpkin festival, which featured floating pumpkins, giant bubbles, kettle corn and a chance to go down a slide while dressed as a princess.

And Tom Menino was there, making his last Halloween appearance on the Common as mayor. He moved slowly through a dense knot of people as parents brought... Read more

By - 6/6/13 - 6:02 pm

Frog Pond Freddie will be there to lead opening ceremonies for the spray and wading area at 11 a.m. that day, the city announces.

By - 12/27/12 - 8:51 am

The city alerts us that skating on the Common has been canceled today due to weather.

By - 7/15/12 - 1:20 pm

Frog Pond.

Jump in the Frog Pond, of course. Photographynatalia snapped kids cooling off at the Common pond.

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By - 6/26/12 - 8:18 pm

The Frog Pond wading pool will officially open on Friday at 11 a.m.

The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, Fuel Up to Play 60 program activities featuring Hood Milk, face painting, ReadBoston book giveaways, and activities and giveaways from media sponsor Mix 104.1. Children of all ages are eligible to enter a

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By - 11/15/11 - 5:13 pm

Open-night skating festivities scheduled for Nov. 18 have been indefinitely postponed due to warm weather.

By - 7/10/11 - 8:33 am

Cat posts a cool photo of kids under the spray at Frog Pond, then adds this account:

as we were taking some pictures, a member of the staff, guarding the pond came up to tim saying it is "not cool" to take pictures of kids. they told him he was not allowed to take pictures, "especially of the children". he then asked to see

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By - 8/6/10 - 10:25 am

NotifyBoston alerts us that Frog Pond is closed today because of yesterday's rain - too much debris and dirt got dumped into the pond by the storms. Could be open tomorrow, but call first: 617-635-2120.

By - 1/7/10 - 1:57 pm

Scene on the Common the other day.

By - 6/8/09 - 5:04 pm
Merry-go-round

Richard Beaubien reports the Frog Pond carousel was originally supposed to be up for a two-week test go-round. But it already seems like a Common tradition:

Right now it's only running until about 9pm. Still it's a really nice addition to summer evenings. Word is if all goes well, it may become a permanent

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By - 9/14/08 - 12:47 pm

The playground next to Frog Pond on Boston Common is decorated in a frog and tadpole motif. Mark O'Neill wonders why the frog sitting atop the Tadpole Playground entrance is holding a test tube.

Ed. ribbetting note: It used to be a party toot-tooter (2004 Frog Pond photos, including one of the frog), but, of course, somebody had to go and rip the... Read more

By - 3/14/08 - 7:41 am