No, it is man-made to allow ice skating and a shallow pool. Frog Pond has refrigeration, compressors and cooling systems below ground. It is actually a rink, not a pond.
Because it used to be a real pond and there were lots of frogs living in it.
We accept both cash and credit cards for Café purchases, Carousel admission, ice skating admission, and skate rental fees. The Spray Pool is free and open to the public.
Parking & Directions
Our Directions page has detailed instructions on how to get to Frog Pond.
Park Street on both Red & Green Lines and Downtown Crossing on both Red & Orange Lines.
Boston Common Parking Garage is located at 0 Charles St, Boston, MA. There is also street parking around Boston Common as well as other parking garages in Back Bay and downtown Boston.
Ice Skating Season
Spring & Summer Season
There is no cost to cool off in the Frog Pond Spray Pool. Enjoy!
Service animals are welcome. Other animals/pets are not allowed in the water or facility at Frog Pond.
Movie Nights, Pumpkin Float, and the Carousel! Check out our Calendar page for info.
Discounts & Special Offers
Yes! During the winter ice skating season, The Skating Club of Boston and Boston Common Frog Pond offer free admission and skate rentals to:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay “Littles”
- U.S. Armed Forces active duty personnel and veterans
- City of Boston employees