Marty Walsh

Boston Common Frog Pond Opens for the Season

The spray pool will open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool opened for the season on Thursday morning.

The opening kicked off at 11 a.m. with a visit from the official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, face painting, activities with Cambridge Science on the Streets, giveaways from Magic 106.7, and an appearance by the character Surly from the movie "The Nut Job 2."

The City of Boston also provided information about various summer programs being offered this season.

"The Frog Pond spray pool is the city’s downtown spot for Boston’s youngsters to cool off in hot weather,” said Mayor Marty Walsh. “A visit to the Frog Pond can be part of a great family day on Boston Common along with the Tadpole Playground, carousel, food concessions, historic monuments, and the Swan Boats and ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ figures in the Boston Public Garden.”

According to the City of Boston, the spray pool will be open for wading every day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. until Labor Day.

Entrance to the spray pool is free.

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