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STAY | PARK | RIDE

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BAMS FESTIVAL HOTEL BLOCKS

6/21 & 6/22, 2019

Connect to the city in a new way at AC Boston Hotel Cleveland Circle - Infused with European style, Spanish flair, and Boston soul, our stylish hotel in Brighton, MA offers innovative spaces, tailored to the needs of creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits – to your needs.

395 Chestnut Hill Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02135

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6/21 & 6/22, 2019

Designed to provide everything you need to thrive on long stays, the all-suite Residence Inn features upscale, spacious suites with full kitchens and room to eat, work and dream​.

2001 Washington Street

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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- PARK-

DIRECTIONS TO FRANKLIN PARK

Franklin Park Playstead Field
Pierpont Road (off of Circuit Drive) | Boston, MA | 02119

(617) 442-4141

*Across from back entrance (Giraffe side) of Franklin Park Zoo.*

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By CAR/AUTOMOBILE/MOTORCYCLE

Storrow Drive: 

  • Take the Fenway exit to Route 1 South

  • Follow Route 1 to Route 203 East, following signs for Franklin Park Zoo (you will pass Arnold Arboretum)

  • Follow through two sets of lights (Washington and New Washington Streets)

  • At the third light, left onto Forest Hills Drive

  • Enter Franklin Park, and follow BAMS Festival signs

I93 North of Boston: 

  • Take I-93S to Exit 15, Columbia Road

  • At the end of ramp take a right onto Columbia Road

  • At the 3rd light Columbia Road turns left

  • Continue on Columbia Road through 9 more lights

  • Go straight across Blue Hill Avenue

  • Drive past Franklin Park Zoo and the first parking lot on your right. You are now on Circuit Drive.

  • Continue on Circuit Drive until you see BAMS Festival signs. 

Route 9: 

  • Take Route 9 to Route 1 (the Jamaica Way) south

  • Follow Route 1 to Route 203 East onto the Arborway (you will pass Arnold Arboretum)

  • Follow through two sets of lights (Washington and New Washington Streets)

  • At third light, left onto Forest Hills Drive

  • Enter Franklin Park, and follow BAMS Festival signs

Route 128 North or South: 

  • Take exit 15A (Dedham Exit) to Route 1A

  • Stay on Route 1 (approximately 4 miles) until it becomes the VFW Parkway

  • Continue on the VFW Parkway, approximately 3 miles, until it ends

  • Take a left on Centre Street

  • At the rotary take 203 East onto the Arborway (you will pass Arnold Arboretum)

  • Follow through two sets of lights (Washington and New Washington Streets)

  • At third light, left onto Forest Hills Drive

  • Enter Franklin Park, and follow BAMS Festival signs

I93 South of Boston: 

  • Take I-93N to Exit 15, Columbia Road

  • Take a right at the end of the ramp - you must go up and around the rotary and then come back - to be heading in the correct direction on Columbia Road

  • At the 3rd set of lights, Columbia Road turns left. Continue on Columbia Road through 9 more sets of lights

  • Go straight across Blue Hill Avenue

  • Drive past Franklin Park Zoo and the first parking lot on your right. You are now on Circuit Drive.

  • Continue on Circuit Drive until you see BAMS Festival signs. 

 

By BICYCLE

You can “rent” a hubway bike in two Roxbury locations: Dudley Square and Roxbury Crossing T stop. It’s about a 20 minute ride to the park, along the Southwest Corridor bike path or through Roxbury’s historic neighborhoods.

Franklin Park’s bicycle paths are great places to learn to ride a bike with no traffic or automobile interference. Try the wide, flat Playstead Road behind the Zoo, next to the Stadium or the golf course loop path near American Legion Highway.

Bike Entrances from Dorchester:

  • American Legion Highway across from Franklin Hill – this puts you on the 2.5 mile paved loop path around the golf course. If you ride to the right after entering, you’ll come to the Golf Clubhouse (where you’ll find the only bike racks in the park). The Clubhouse driveway leads to the main park road. There are newly painted bike lanes running the full length of the park road.

  • Corner of American Legion & Blue Hill Ave – a stone dust path leads you to the golf course loop path. A local carpenter who bikes this way has installed a small wooden bridge over the cobblestone gutter where the two paths meet for a smoother ride.

Bike Entrances from Grove Hall: 

  • Columbia Road & Blue Hill – you can ride in the main park road entrance which is more bicycle friendly with the new bike lanes on either side of the road.

  • Seaver Street and Elm Hill Ave or Humboldt Ave – Both entrances put you on paved paths and are a good way to reach the rear entrance of the Zoo, the Playstead ballfields, the old bear cages, basketball and tennis courts, and White Stadium.

Bike Entrances from Elgeston Square: 

  • Seaver / Walnut / Columbus corner – there are stairs here, so ride down Walnut Ave with the park on your left and enter just before El Parquesito de Hermandad, the playground. You’ll be on a wide, paved path with White Stadium right in front of you.

  • Walnut Ave at the top of Montebello, Park Lane, and Peter Parley – the main Stadium entrance is here with a large parking lot and hopefully bike racks in the near future.

Bike Entrances from Jamaica Plain

  • Williams Street Entrance – it’s uphill from JP into the park, but this is the least steep route. If you’re on the Southwest Corridor, turn off at English High School, go left on McBride which becomes Williams Street after you cross Washington Street at Doyle’s pub. Stay straight on Williams and you’ll cross Forest Hills Street at the end and go into the park.

  • Glen Road Entrance – from the Green Street T station and SW Corridor park, turn onto Green (away from Centre St) and bike across Amory Street and Washington Street, stay straight and go up the steep hill, through a residential neighborhood, till you dead end in the park.

Bike Entrances from Forest Hills

  • Ride along the Arborway till you get to the traffic circle in front of the park. 2/3 of the way around you can enter the park on the main road. If you go further around the traffic circle and take the first right after the main park road, you can ride down to the Williams Street entrance –  a much nicer experience than riding on the main road at this point.

 

- RIDE -

LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE DRIVING

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From FOREST HILLS

STATION (Orange line)

Local Buses:

#16

Ask your bus driver to drop you off at the stop "Glen Ln @ Blue Hill Avenue" Follow signs for BAMS Festival.

Photo from wikipedia.com

From RUGGLES

STATION (Orange line)

Local Buses:

#22

Ask your bus driver to drop you off at the stop "Seaver Street @ Blue Hill Avenue." Walk up Seaver Street to Elm Hill Avenue and follow BAMS Festival signs.

Photo by Bruce K.

From JACKSON SQ. STATION (Orange line)

Local Buses:

#29

Ask your bus driver to drop you off at the stop "Seaver Street @ Blue Hill Avenue." Walk up Seaver Street to Elm Hill Avenue and follow BAMS Festival signs.

Photo by Jeremiah Cox /SubwayNut.com

  • Exit Green Street Station and walk to the right on Green St.

  • In 1/10 mile come to the light at Washington Street.

  • Cross and continue straight up the hill; the street name changes to Glen Road.

  • Go 1/10 mile and come to a light at Forest Hills Street.

  • Cross and continue straight for another 1/10 mile to the entrance to Franklin Park.

  • Glen Road becomes Glen Lane – the main paved path through the park.

  • Continue straight on Glen Lane for about 5-7 minutes until it ends and there is a flight of steps in front of you.

  • Turn Right and walk for about 2-3 minutes and the path ends at Pierpont Road and the Zoo parking lot.

  • Turn Left on this road and continue through the parking lot - BAMS FESTIVAL is on your left side.

From GREEN STREET STATION (Orange line)

  • #22 /  Seaver St @ Blue Hill Avenue

From ASHMONT STATION (Red line)

Photo by CambridgeSeven.com