Sweet relief at the Children’s Fountain on Christian Science Plaza
A longtime summer refuge in the center of the city.
The signs say to please wear shoes, and to walk. On a recent afternoon, hardly anyone listens. Hot, humid days like this? The pull of the water is irresistible; the swarm of kids can’t douse themselves fast enough. We’re at the Children’s Fountain on the Christian Science Plaza downtown, an urban summer refuge. What you hear most are the squeals of delight and relief.