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Mayor Kim Janey, Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, and The Skating Club of Boston are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2021 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Thursday, June 24. 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 tasty Hood Ice Cream Sandwiches provided by in-kind sponsor HP Hood LLC and a Mobile Dairy Bar provided by the New England Dairy Council. Limited giveaways while supplies last. Media support provided by Magic 106.7 and Mix 104.1. Lead sponsor is Highland Partners Charitable Fund.
The celebration will feature a special visit from the official mascot Frog Pond Freddie. Come visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston’s table to meet their Master Model Builder and build fun LEGO® creations. Plus, take your photo with a life size football, basketball, hockey and baseball Championship trophies… all made of LEGO! 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 sample milk from their refrigerated truck and tap system while learning about healthy eating and physical activity. 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 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. Information on additional activities offered at the Frog Pond can be found by visiting www.bostonfrogpond.com.
The event will be held within current advisories from the Boston Public Health Commission and the City of Boston. Visit our COVID-19 website for the latest public health guidance.
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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