America's Oldest Park - Boston Common

Posted: Jul. 10th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

As the title of this article suggests, Boston Common is the oldest park in the United States. Dating back to 1634, the Boston Common weighs in at just shy of 50 acres and is nowhere near as large as massive parks around the country like New York’s Central Park or San Diego’s Balboa Park. However, that doesn’t stop Bostonians and tourists from thoroughly enjoying this historic location.

As a rather family friendly place to visit, one of the most popular areas is the Frog Pond where children run around and play under the fountain to cool down during the summer. Likewise, the adjacent playground to the fountain is another fun place to get away from the heat and these fun water spots make Boston Common a great place to take the family, have a picnic and just enjoy a relaxing day outside.

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