Frog Pond

By - 8/9/16 - 9:14 pm
A frog rooting for the US Olympic team in Boston

The frog who welcomes kids to the Frog Pond playground on the Common is clearly rooting for the local team in the Summer Games.

By - 12/24/15 - 2:26 pm
Skating at 70 on the Frog Pond

With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.

By - 12/1/15 - 12:10 pm
Zamboni on Frog Pond

The folks who oversee the Frog Pond report their Zamboni is hard at work today, getting the surface just right for the opening of skating season at 10 a.m. on Friday.

By - 1/11/15 - 1:01 pm
Frog Pond frogs

David Phillips, who sculpted six frog statues at Frog Pond, says Macy's violated his copyright when it used a replica of one of them in a Christmas display at its Downtown Crossing store.

In a ribbeting lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Phillips, whose studio is in Medford, charges:

By - 12/29/14 - 5:38 pm

Police responded to the Frog Pond around 5:30 p.m. when a guy got on the ice for some skating clad only in a bikini.

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:

Calisthenics in Blackstone Park
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.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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 their kids up to meet him. He greeted and posed with every one of them:

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.

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 summer raffle for a chance to win great prizes.

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:

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

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 fixture. How can you help? Well if you're down there spend a couple of bucks to put the lid on the ride. And call 617-635-2120 or email [email protected]. Let them know that you like it.

Copyright Richard Beaubien.

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