Boston Common

Boston Common

Downtown Boston

Boston Common is historic park centrally-located in downtown Boston. The park is a very popular tourist destination, and is part of the Boston’s Emerald Necklace and the historic Freedom Trail. The park may be best known for the “Frog Pond” – a kids spray pond in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. In addition, kids can go sledding down Flagstaff hill – with hot cocoa available at a stand in the park. There are also many events that frequently happen in the park, including outdoor plays, live music, food trucks and more. The park is also dog-friendly, having an off-leash area for dogs to play (Common Canine).

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Boston Common is typically best used for the following:





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Park Amenities

Fast Facts About Boston Common:


The best way to get to this park is to take the T to Park Street (Green Line & Red Line), or taking an Uber or Lyft.

Points of Interest

Frog Pond

Tennis Courts & Softball Field

Parkman Bandstand

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