Frog Pond

Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Client: Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Founded in 1634, Boston Common is one of America’s most significant historic landscapes and public open spaces. The Common’s Frog Pond, originally a natural marsh and then formalized in 1848, gradually fell into disrepair over succeeding years.

Copley Wolff Design Group restored the Frog Pond’s original plume and concrete basin and proposed the addition of new site amenities. An adjustable nozzle attached to the historic plume forms a children’s spray fountain in the summer months and refrigeration coils embedded in the concrete slab create an ice skating rink in the winter months. These additions, along with the restored reflecting pool, make the Frog Pond a four-season amenity to be enjoyed by all of Boston’s citizens and visitors.

Photo Courtesy: (01-03) Copley Wolff (04) Brodly (05-06) Anthony Crisafulli (video) Brodly

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