A Day on the Greenway

My children love carousels.  We decided to take a day and head over to the amazing Rose Kennedy Greenway carousel.  Instead of driving, we hopped on our scooters (yes, I have an adult sized scooter) and took the Commuter Rail from Back Bay Station to South Station.  Since it's only one stop on the train, the MBTA allows passengers to ride for free.

South Station was the perfect place to start our journey along the Greenway.  We rode by beautiful gardens, interesting fountains and through "secret passage ways" all with the city surrounding us.

The carousel doesn't open until 11am so we scootered across the street and through Christopher Columbus Park to the playground.  After playing for awhile they decided it was time for the carousel.  We bought tickets and they took their time picking out which animal to ride.  Boston school children designed and drew 14 different characters that they thought best represented Massachusetts.  The options to ride are truly magnificent!

The skunk is too funny!

The skunk is too funny!

There is so much to do on the Greenway!  Food trucks, sprinklers, sculptures to admire, and lots of paths lined with flowers to explore.  Their Facebook page is a great place to stay updated on all of the events and happenings in this beautiful part of our city.

Of course, it's also great in hot weather! The sprinklers are a fun and different way to cool down on warm days. 

Of course, it's also great in hot weather! The sprinklers are a fun and different way to cool down on warm days. 

This summer is a particularly amazing time to visit the greenway to see the enormous floating sculpture!  It was so different from any piece of art we've ever seen.  My son really enjoyed trying to photograph it.

What is your family's favorite part of the Greenway?