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Contact: +1 617 635 4505(City Park Council)
Open Hours: Open 24 hrs
Boston Common is one of America's oldest park in the heart of Boston , offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history through numerous monuments to the past. Designated as public space in the 1640s, British soldiers later camped here during the Revolutionary War. Part of the Freedom Trail , the park adjoins the Massachusetts State House and Beacon Hill . A favorite spot is the Frog Pond , which doubles as an ice skating rink. The park is the beginning of the Emerald Necklace, a seven-mile (12-kilometer) string of local parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a popular landscape architect.