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Frog Pond

Lake, Plaza, and Skating Rink
Beacon Hill, Boston
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut."(3 Tips)
    Margo M.
    "There is a public bathroom here-- so please don't go in the pond!"(7 Tips)
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  • Miriam G.
    Not much of a "pond" in the summertime...
  • Popi A.
    Popi AndonaraDecember 21, 2016
    A great place for skating!!! Lot of fun!!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 12, 2016
    Families with young children can enjoy a summer splash in Boston's Frog Pond to cool off from the heat.
  • A S.
    A SMay 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Must take a picture with the signature frog statues :)
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 11, 2016
    Enjoy an afternoon skate with the kids or an evening date on ice at the Frog Pond in Boston Common.
  • Alex A.
    Alex ApriscoDecember 29, 2015
    Found this Bernese and a lot of nice people too.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SDecember 16, 2014
    Lovely during holiday season.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternOctober 21, 2014
    There's often free events
  • John O.
    John OlsenSeptember 14, 2014
    Where's the frogs?
  • David S.
    David SavariaAugust 9, 2014
    Great for kids. Don't forget your swim suits!!!
  • Benji F.
    Benji FerraroMarch 5, 2014
    Their skates suck.
  • Liz P.
    Liz PrestonJanuary 27, 2014
    Snack bar has the BEST hot chocolate
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SuarezJanuary 16, 2014
    The ice gets really sketchy towards the end of the night. Try going a little earlier.
  • Todd K.
    Todd KunaSeptember 2, 2013
    I was there in summer and definitely expected some frogs. Apparently that is in name only.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OAugust 20, 2013
    As your date steps onto the ice, grab his/her hand for balance, but then don't let go and take a few laps. A great way to break the ice.
  • Blair K.
    Blair KleinAugust 11, 2013
    Great way to end a hot afternoon.
  • Zach W.
    Zach WoodsJuly 14, 2013
    Great for a relaxing time in the summer with kids!
  • A.P. Blake
    A.P. BlakeFebruary 16, 2013
    Skate when the ice is fresh, take a break when its crud or being resurfaced. Try to hot cocoa, its delicious!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiemenzDecember 19, 2012
    $14 total for adults to skate + rental. There is a student discount too.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiemenzDecember 19, 2012
    Great way to experience the city, in the heart of Boston during the Winter!
  • jin s.
    jin stedgeMarch 29, 2012
    despite the little kids whizzing by you on tiny skates, this is still one of my favorite places for a low-key date. warm up afterwards with some healthy burgers from nearby u-food grill :)
  • BU Student Activities
    BU Student ActivitiesFebruary 7, 2012
    Hey BU! Stop by the Frog Pond on Tuesday Nights for College Nights. Skate for only $2!
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    Ice Skating is great exercise!!
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    Head over to this skating rink for some twirling and swirling (and falling). If your date is a horrible skater, you'll have a fun time acting as teacher; if not, get ready to show off. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityDecember 22, 2011
    There’s nothing more picture-postcard perfect than skating on the Frog Pond on a crisp winter evening. It’s like being transported inside the snow globe you loved as a kid.
  • Misty E.
    Misty EdgecombNovember 28, 2011
    Skating season! Try going in the evening to avoid the crazy crowds.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    When the city is twinkling & the ice is sufficiently solid, people lace up skates right out of Currier & Ives. Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Margo M.
    Margo MontgomeryOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great for people watching! There is a public bathroom here-- so please don't go in the pond!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    1 of 3 original ponds located in the Boston Common. Jet fountain added in 1848. In July/Aug, pond is wading pool for children. In winter, pond is frozen over for ice skating. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • Monica R.
    Monica ReksiedlerSeptember 2, 2011
    Perfect summer spot for toddlers!!!!
  • Jasper S.
    Jasper SeldinAugust 12, 2011
    No frogs and not really a pond. Would not recommend.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Carousel down one end in the summer. Walking distance from Park St T and statehouse.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BonalMay 1, 2011
    Wow this is my first lake. Should be labeled giant puddle!
  • Willie S.
    Willie SoNovember 27, 2010
    During winter time, show off your ice skate skill guys! You can get a few girls by just teaching them how to ice skate. ;)
  • Massachusetts Convention
    Massachusetts ConventionOctober 28, 2010
    Have out-of-town/state friends? If they drive in to visit you on the weekends, they'll pay just $11 or $22 for weekend parking!
  • Al S.
    Al SOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for people-watching on the Common.
  • Kirsten F.
    Kirsten FischerJuly 8, 2010
    Looking for a great place for lunch or dinner? Mention Foursquare at The Melting Pot and receive 20% off fondue (food only). Located down the street in the Park Plaza Hotel. Read more
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AndrewMay 24, 2010
    Stop by to wade in the pond after walking around town.
  • Viv R.
    Viv RandolphApril 20, 2010
    Bring $$$ carrusel is already working every child wants to ride. $3
  • Ketan D.
    Ketan DDecember 18, 2009
    Went skating for the first time in my life!! It was just awesome!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzDecember 7, 2009
    Head over to Frog Pond and go ice skating
  • Martha S.
    Martha SperrySeptember 26, 2009
    Go skating midweek. Always lots of ice.
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FayMarch 5, 2010
    beautiful day for skating!!
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