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Public Garden and Boston Common

These two parks, across the street from each other, offer a number of activities for children.

The Public Garden features larger-than-life statues of Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings from "Make Way for Ducklings" (kids love sitting on each of the statues in turn). They lead to the Lagoon, where you'll find the Swan Boats, which take you for a leisurely, human-powered "cruise" around the Lagoon (including the island Mrs. Mallard was getting back to).

On the Common (the country's oldest public park), you'll find Frog Pond. In the summer, it's a giant wading pool with a spray fountain - make sure to bring some swimwear and a towel or two. In the winter, it's turned into a skating rink - bring your own skates or rent at the concession stand. Green Line or Red Line to Park Street, which get you to the Common - walk across the Common to get to the Public Garden.

Splash!

More summer Frog Pond photos.

Right next to the Frog Pond is the Tadpole Playground, which is a very nice playground. The kids will enjoy playing and you'll find diversion in looking at all the frog and tadpole sculptures, paintings and tiles.

froggy goodness

Comments

hey ya'll i went on the swan boats

elizabeth on August 23, 2006 11:47 PM.


Hello from PA. Nice to see a city park pond with clean water and kids playing.

Art Deco on April 16, 2008 03:03 PM.


My little girl would fall in love with this place and never want to leave. She is a frog fanatic

Michael (Fountain King) Thomas on May 16, 2008 03:02 AM.


My little girl would fall in love with this place and never want to leave. She is a frog fanatic

Michael (Fountain King) Thomas on May 16, 2008 03:02 AM.


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Henry Switzer on May 21, 2008 05:30 PM.


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