City Hall Plaza, it’s known as the ugliest part of Boston and as many Bostonians like to say “dead space.” But things are about to change for Boston’s ugly duckling. A South End-based production company, Balls O’ Joy, is renting the space this summer to turn it into a giant jumping ball pit!
The CEO and founder, Sandy Boyle said in a statement:
We’ve been Boston residents for years, and every time I walk through this plaza to the Wharf, I just question how so many square feet of central land in a vibrant city can be put to waste. We’re excited to bring something energetic to the city, especially after nearly three years of social distancing, it’s time to bring the city together again and build community. While this will obviously appeal to the youngsters, we think adults will have a ball too.”
Balls O’ Joy focuses on pop-up ball pits around the world and of course they had to bring the event to their home base! They’ve done past ball pit pop ups in London’s Moat and a sand hole in New Zealand.
It will take over 700,000 balls to fill City Hall Plaza and they’ll all be encased with a special fencing installed in the area.
The ball pit will open Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 26. Tickets for adults 18+ are $15 and anyone below 18 years gets in for $8
April Fools! But wouldn’t that be flippin’ awesome! How many balls do you think it takes to fill the center of City Hall Plaza?