Boston Common Frog Pond reopening set for June 24

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BOSTON – With hot summer days ahead, the Frog Pond spray pool on Boston Common will soon offer a place for children of all ages to cool down.

Beginning with an 11 a.m. ceremony on June 24, the wading pool and fountain will reopen amid a celebration of the landmark that will last until 1 p.m.

The activities will feature a special visit from the pool’s official mascot, Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, face painting, books courtesy of ReadBoston, and giveaways from radio station “Magic” 106.7 WMJX-FM and the movie “Middle School.”

“The Frog Pond wading and spray pool provides Boston’s youngsters with the opportunity to cool off in this landmark downtown park during summer’s hot weather,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement about the reopening.

“We invite residents of all ages to come to Boston Common and enjoy the Frog Pond, Tadpole Playground, carousel, food concessions,” Walsh said.

Kids and others attending the ceremonies will also have a chance to enjoy tasty treats from in-kind sponsors, including ice-cream maker HP Hood, Davids Tea and soft-drink producer Polar Beverages. In addition to the activities, city agencies will offer information regarding upcoming summer programs.

During the season, the Frog Pond spray pool is open for wading 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.

Apart from enjoying the pool, visitors can also take a ride on the Boston Common Carousel, which is handicapped accessible though riders must be at least 42 inches tall. Those who don’t measure up must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission for the ride is $3. You can catch the Carousel Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m.

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