Just a few steps from where we live is one of the major attractions of Boston Common Park. It’s known as the Frog Pond. A shallow pool with a large fountain in the middle of it for wading in the summer and an ice rink for skating in the winter.
When the Boston Common was founded in 1634, the Frog Pond was a spring-fed watering hole for grazing cows. In the 1850s, the city built a fountain inside the pond to commemorate the recently established waterworks that brought clean water to Boston. The machinery that makes the ice in the winter is located directly under it.
When the fountain really lets fly the kids go crazy happy. Running and jumping in the spray.
It’s a great sight.