News from the Frog Pond:
The Boston Common Frog Pond has some exciting news this week! Now that winter is officially behind us, the Boston Common Frog Pond is getting ready for its newest arrival—a new Carousel that will open mid-April. The Carousel will be located adjacent to the Frog Pond, and will provide a new destination for kids of all ages.
The Carousel is an American masterpiece, built by the Chance Morgan Ride Company of Wichita, KS. It features a variety of Bradley and Kaye horses, made from the molds of the legendary Los Angeles amusement company, wildlife figures, and a chariot. It has the style of a classic carousel with an oak floor, beveled glass mirrors, and a standard pie top with lighted crown.
The Carousel is handicapped accessible and has height limitations. Anyone 42” or taller can ride alone; anyone under 42” requires the presence of an adult. Admission for the ride will be $3.00, with 10 ticket strips available for $25.00. Hours of operation will be Sunday-Thursday 11:00am – 6:00pm; and Friday and Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm. Please check www.bostonfrogpond.com for details on official opening date.
A little history:
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.