WGBH 5K: Directions to the DCR Artesani Park

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DCR Artesani Park: 1255 Soldiers Field Road Brighton, MA 02135

From interstate 93 North or South and Boston near Back Bay

Take the Storrow Drive Exit. Follow the signs for Storrow Drive West. The Charles River will be on the right the entire way. Travel along Storrow Drive West for just under 5 miles, following signs reading “Newton/Arlington” (note Storrow Drive Becomes Soldiers Field Road about 3 miles into the journey). You will come to a sign reading “Arlington/Route 2 Fresh Pond Parkway and Newton‟ At the Flashing yellow light just ahead of this sign, bear left. Go through a traffic signal 20 yards ahead. (Harvard Stadium athletic fields on the left.) Go 1⁄2 mile further along Soldiers Field Road. Artesani Park is on the right, (follow signs for Publick Theatre). The right hand turn is prior to the traffic signal ahead. The parking lot is diagonally across from WBZ and almost directly across from the Days Inn ands Joyful Garden restaurant.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90 East or West)

Take the Allston/Cambridge exit; and after paying the toll, head in the Cambridge direction. Stop at the Doubletree Guest Suites traffic light. Just after the next traffic light 20 yards ahead and before crossing the River Street Bridge which spans the Charles River, turn left onto the service road which parallels Soldiers Field Road and the river (on the right). Follow the signs for “Newton/Arlington. “Go through the Western Avenue Traffic light 2/10 mile ahead. Continue under the yellow overhead sign reading “Danger low clearance – Cars only and onto Soldiers Field Road.” Continue 1 mile to the yellow flashing light described in the directions above to Artesani Parking lot.

Public Transportation

The best way to the Artesani Park is by car. The MBTA provides some bus service from Harvard Stop on the Red Line. The stops nearest Artesani Park are on Western Ave near McDonalds (360 Western Ave. Brighton, MA) and the Shopping Plaza. You will then have to cross the footbridge next to the Skating Club of Boston (1240 Soldiers Field Rd. Brighton) to walk the Artesani Park.

There are 300 parking spaces available at the DCR Artesani Park.

Once those spaces are filled, there is also free overflow parking available at the WGBH parking garage, located approximately one mile away from the DCR Artesani Park.

DIRECTIONS TO WGBH PARKING GARAGE
One Guest St. Brighton, MA 02135

Directions to the WGBH parking garage

There will be a shuttle bus on a continuous loop transporting runners to and from WGBH parking garage to the DCR Artesani Park from 9am to 1pm on April 14.

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