Discover The Boston Common Frog Pond’s Summer Season

Full roster of Warm Weather Activities will interest yogis, foodies and families alike

Boston, MA—Known primarily in its winter incarnation, The Boston Common Frog Pond is attracting some new visitors this summer with seasonal activities that are encouraging folks to reconsider this green urban oasis in our midst.  The Frog Pond Café is under new management with updated food and beverage offerings and café seating next to the reflecting pool; weekly outdoor yoga classes developing a loyal following; and visitors resources welcome everyone walking by.

The schedule of upcoming events looks like this:

  • Spray Pool (time TBD) – Storytelling, facepainting, and all manner of children’s activities will signal the opening of this favorite Boston destination for keeping cool.
  • August 20 (10am – 2pm) Frog Appreciation Day (Rain Date August 21) FREE –in partnership with Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo.  Leap on over to the Boston Common Frog Pond for a fun-filled day of family activities! Learn cool frog facts from Franklin Park Zoo’s educators and how you can help save the frogs in your neighborhood. Kids are invited to participate in the first and largest toy frog race on Frog Pond. There will also be famous frog songs, storytelling and music. Frog stickers and Zoo coupons will be given to all frog loving participants.
  • Sept 5 Closing of the Spray Pool (festivities likely, time TBD)

Other activities are underway for the fall, and details about all events will be posted on the Boston Frog Pond website at

The Frog Pond Café is open daily (M-Thurs  6:30am – 3:30pm; Fri-Sun 6:30am – 5pm) where patrons can enjoy their morning latte or afternoon lunch/snack in a beautiful natural  outdoor setting.  The Cafe will offer a fresh, locally sourced menu including salads, sandwiches, wraps, and fresh baked goods with daily/weekly specials featuring seasonal offerings.

The Boston Common, the nation’s oldest park, has belonged to the people of Boston since 1634 when each householder paid a minimum of six shillings toward its purchase. For over 350 years it has been a center and a mirror of civic life, free and open to all. Today this hallowed ground remains a green oasis in the heart of the city.  The Frog Pond opened on the 25th of October, 1848 as a real artificial pond, and ice skating has found its home there for over 150 years.

The Boston Common Frog Pond is managed through a public-private partnership between The Skating Club of Boston and the Boston Parks Department.  The partnership’s mission is to manage the Frog Pond for the benefit of Bostonians and visitors alike, and to provide recreational activities year-round at a customer-friendly destination in the heart of America’s oldest public park.