Frog Pond Spray Pool opening
Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, and The Skating Club of Boston are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2022 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Tuesday, June 28. The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed by the opening of the spray pool.
In addition to activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can enjoy a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie and tasty treats from sponsors including Hood Ice Cream Sandwiches from HP Hood LLC and Polar Beverages. Event partners include the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston Police, Mass Horticulture, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, Mass Audubon, and the Boston Public Library.
Additional sponsors include REI, whose bike techs will be on-site offering free quick fixes and safety checks, youth orchestra musicians from Boston Music Project, performing and hosting a string instrument petting zoo for all ages, Boston Moms will provide fun activities and giveaways, IMPACT Melanoma will offer sun safety tips and giveaways, and shade will be provided by shade-on-the-go sun screens provided by Zinnia Sun Shades, as well as additional giveaways from XFINITY.
New England Dairy, a non-profit education organization that serves as the voice of local dairy farmers, will be on site to celebrate all things dairy – farming, food, nutrition, and wellness. Stop by their Mobile Dairy Bar to enjoy specialty milk flavors while learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and all things dairy.
Whittier Street Health Center will be on site providing Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. They will provide all doses to eligible individuals (1st and 2nd doses, booster and 2nd boosters). Anyone ages 12 and older who receives a vaccine will get a $25 Stop and Shop gift card.
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 $4 with 10-ride cards available for $30. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
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.
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.
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