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Directions

You have several options for transportation to our parks. There are quick and easy choices for public transportation as well as convenient parking, if you arrive by car. For the more adventurous, there is metered street parking surrounding Boston Common and the Public Garden. If you have any questions, give us a call at 617-723-8144 or send us an e-mail at info@friendsofthepublicgarden.org

Public Transportation

For detailed information on how to travel from your address to the parks, use the MBTA Trip Planner. If you know which line to take, see the list of subway stops below:

Red and Green Lines
Take either the Red or Green Line to the Park Street Station MBTA stop. The subway station is located on the Corner of Park Street and Tremont Street on Boston Common.

Green Line
Take the Green Line to the Park Street Station MBTA stop – located on the Corner of Park Street and Tremont Street on the Boston Common.
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Take the Green Line to the Boylston Street Station MBTA stop – located on the corner of Tremont Street and Boylston Street on the Boston Common.
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Take the Green Line to the Arlington Station MBTA stop – located on the corner of Arlington Street and Boylston Street directly across from the entrance to the Public Garden.

Blue Line
Take the Blue Line to the Government Center Station MBTA Stop. From Government Center you may take the Green Line to any of the stops listed above.

Important Addresses

Use the following addresses to look up maps on google, or to set your GPS for driving directions.

Boston Public Garden
4 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116

Commonwealth Avenue Mall
Boston, MA 02116

Boston Common
139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116

Driving & Parking

The most convenient parking for both the Public Garden and Boston Common is the Boston Common Garage. The garage entrance is between the two parks. You may use these directions to get to the parks as well as the Boston Common Garage:


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Boston Common Parking Garage
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116
Automated Garage Information: 617-954-2096

From the Masspike (I 90)
Take Masspike Eastbound
Take the Prudential Exit
Stay right for Copley Place
Continue on Stuart Street and take left on Charles St South which will turn into Charles St after the first traffic light.

From the Southeast Expressway (I 93/RT. 3 North)
Take exit 20 toward I-90, Airport & South Station
Take a left toward South Station
At the light Turn LEFT (West) onto Kneeland St
Kneeland St becomes Stuart St
Turn RIGHT (North) onto [Charles St South]-follow it to Charles St [1 block]

From 93 South
Take exit 26 toward Storrow Drive-North Station
Follow Storrow Drive Heading Westbound:
Take the Backbay/Copley Square exit (be sure to stay in the left lane, since it’s a left lane exit)
Once off the exit, take a left at light
Take first right onto Arlington Street
Proceed through set of lights
At second light, take a left onto Boylston Street
Go straight through lights
At second light, take a left onto Charles Street
Take a right into Boston Common Garage (Below the Boston Common Park)

From Storrow Drive
Heading Eastbound:
Take the Downtown Boston exit (right lane exit)
Follow the direction above from westbound

Other options for parking are:

One Beacon Street Garage
1 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3107
(617) 227-7220

Metered parking is available on the city streets that surround the park but these fill early (two Hour Max).


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