Reporter's People | Frog Pond offers respite from the summer sizzlers

Lilyana McQueen of Savin Hill, 2 ½, and her grandmother, Ellen Walsh, met Frog Pond Freddie at the Boston Common.

Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Skating Club of Boston welcomed children and guests to kick off the 2022 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopened late last month.

The day included a fun and exciting celebration and the official opening of the spray pool sponsored by H.P. Hood LLC. The spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day.

The facility is managed by The Skating Club of Boston and staffed by youth workers from the Boston Youth Fund. For further information, please call the Frog Pond at 617-635-2120 or go to

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Chris Martell of Dorchester and daughters Emiko, 7, and Ayumi, 9, enjoyed the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond.  John Seamans photos

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Dorchester residents Christon Canty, 9, and his mom, Nikecia Gadson, enjoyed the festivities at the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool on June 28.

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