Directions to Franklin Park

 

Take I-93 (JFK Expressway) to Exit 15. (UMass, JFK Library, Columbia Rd.) If coming on I-93 South, make a right onto Columbia Rd. off the exit. If coming on I-93 North then make a left into Columbia (you have to go right and loop around the rotary and come back to "turn left" onto Columbia).

Stay on Columbia until you get to Blue Hill Ave. Columbia Rd. ends at Blue Hill Ave. and Franklin Park will be directly in front of you. Drive into the park and stay to the right as you drive through the park. There will be a golf course on your left.

When you get to the end of the golf course, as the road curves to the left, there is a little turn off on the right that'll take you around the back of the zoo. The cricket ground will be on your left as you drive into the parking lot. If you have any difficulties, you can ask someone for the field between White Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo.

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The only thing you have to look out for is about a half mile or so after you get off I-93. Once you are on Columbia Rd, go through a 4-way intersection (gas station on your right) and then you will come to another intersection (big and messy with several roads converging). At this intersection, Columbia Road makes a 90 degree turn to the left and Massachusetts Ave. continues straight ahead. Make sure you turn left with Columbia Rd. at that point. There is a chinese restaurant, a Store 24 and a Kentucky Fried Chicken at the intersection to look out for.