This is an official site on the Freedom Trail. The Common is America’s oldest public park, dating to the 1630s, and a pastoral retreat in the heart of downtown Boston. The nearly 50-acre green is punctuated with monuments and walkways and in the center, the famous Frog Pond. Changing with the seasons, Frog Pond is a spray pool with a kid-size carousel in summer, an ice-skating rink in winter, a reflecting pool in spring and fall—and always one of the coolest spots for enjoying a time out.
The common is nice for everything it stands for. Just "everything" happens there (use common sense after dark). There is a park, play ground, and a pond(the frog pond) in the summer/skating rink in the winter. It is a gorgeous scene no matter the season. You can catch free Shakespeare On The Common, usually every summer, given donations of course! The gazebo is great for fall weddings photos!
We took our 2 year old grandson to the Frog Pond...He had a blast in the 9 inch deep water.. The water is crystal clear,with life guards present .It's a large man-made "pond"...not overcrowded. Also, a meery-go-round,and playground in the same area. So much fun. Also, a decent snack bar there with burgers,hot dogs,chicken fingers.
Great place to.take a walk with family, friends, and pets. This park is pretty big so if youre planning to do the whole thing be ready for a trek. They have vendors along the way selling various foods and desserts which is always refreshing on a hot day. Loved the place and the different statues there are interesting to read about. A great experience.
I love the commons. There's a million and one things here. Lots of paths for walking, beautiful landscaping. A playground, the frog pond, a carousel, some athletic fields. There's also cool historical statues! And there's always events being hosted on the lawn. Quite a few unleashed/uncontrolled dogs though which is disappointing. And the squirrels here are very bold.
Historic spot! So many good things to do here. (including just walk through it, check out the people and the architecture) Plan to park beneath it and pay a pretty penny, but you won't be disappointed.