plan your visit to FPZ

Directions

Franklin Park Zoo is located at:
One Franklin Park Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
Directions

 
Automobile

Storrow Drive:
Take the Fenway exit to Route 1 South
Follow Route 1 to Route 203 East, following signs for Franklin Park Zoo
Once you pass the Arnold Arboretum, keep left to go on overpass
At the next rotary, go two-thirds of the way around
Enter Franklin Park, and follow Zoo signs



uber

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
Pass the Arnold Arboretum and keep left to go on overpass
At next rotary, go two-thirds of the way around, enter Franklin Park, and follow Zoo 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
Parking for the zoo is on the left - entrance into the zoo is on your right. If lot is full, stay straight on Franklin Park Road and there is additional parking on your right


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
Parking for the zoo is on the left - entrance into the zoo is on your right. If lot is full, stay straight on Franklin Park Road and there is additional parking on your right


Route 9:
Take Route 9 to Route 1 (the Jamaica Way) south
Follow Route 1 to Route 203 East
Stay in the left lane and go over the overpass
At the next rotary go two-thirds of the way around, enter Franklin Park, and follow Zoo signs

 

Public Transportation

Franklin Park Zoo is accessible by the MBTA:

Take the Orange Line or Commuter Rail to Ruggles Station, then take the Route 22, 28, 29, or 45 bus to Franklin Park Zoo. Routes 22 and 28 are “Key Bus Routes” and are every 20 minutes or better, seven days per week, during service hours.

 

Take the Orange Line or Commuter Rail to Forest Hills Station, then take the Route 16 bus to Franklin Park Zoo.

 

Take the Red Line to Andrew station, then take the Route 16 bus to Franklin Park Zoo.

 

For bus schedules, rates, and more information please visit www.MBTA.com or call 617-222-3200.