Activities & Resources
Public Garden050in Boston, MA 02108
about Public Garden:
As you enter the garden from Beacon Street, you're greeted by a bronze statue of a mama duck and her ducklings. These are no ordinary ducks - they're a monument to Robert McCloskey's cherished children's book Make Way for Ducklings. The bronze statues are kept shiny by all the little tushies that sit on them daily. See if your child can name them all: Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Oack, Pack, and Quack.
If you visit between mid-April and mid-September, a ride on the Swan Boats is a must.
The "Garden" offers urban dwellers (and visitors!) 24 acres on which to picnic, fly a kite, read a book, stroll hand in hand, marvel at a duckling wading after his mom, or just watch the world go by. For those who want a spot to bike or roller blade, the Public Garden is not for you. No wheels allowed; except for those on a stroller!