The 2016 summer season at Boston Common begins with the annual reopening of the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool on Friday, June 24. The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11:00 am followed by the opening of the wading pool.
In addition to activities from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, information regarding upcoming summer programs offered by the City of Boston and the Boston Public Health Commission will be available to families and residents and tasty treats will be provided by in-kind sponsors HP Hood LLC, DAVIDs TEA, and Polar Beverages.
The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, face painting, books courtesy of ReadBoston, and giveaways from Magic 106.7 and the movie “Middle School.” 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 Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You can find more FREE & Cheap summer ideas for kids here.