If you've ever tried to find Boston parking garages in Fenway, you know how difficult parking can be near Fenway Park, House of Blues, and other major attractions.
Parking in Boston is always tough, but Fenway presents particular challenges: 1) Fenway Park, House of Blues, Symphony Hall, and other attractions draw huge crowds, and 2) almost all on-street parking is "Residents Only."
Fortunately, Fenway has many Green Line T stations, and is flat and easily walkable. However, if you must drive, here are some Boston parking garages convenient to key Fenway attractions, as well as a map. Do check out rates carefully, as they vary quite a bit.
Please note: I include rate information below the map so that you can make comparisons. I update this information periodically, but if you are price-sensitive, please check the garages' websites to confirm rates. Most recent rate updates on this page: April, 2013.
This parking lot at 1282 Boylston St puts you just one short block from Fenway Park - you can see the stadium lights and Green Monster in the photo.
You'll smell the Fenway Franks the moment you step out of your car.
Convenient to all the restaurants along Boylston Street, with cheap night and weekend rates at non-game times.
Rates: $8 evenings (after 5pm) and weekends; $40-50 for Red Sox and event
Address: 1282 Boylston Street
Near: Fenway Park, House of Blues, Boylston St restaurants, Lansdowne Street nightlife
More information: 617-426-0607; http://boston.lazparking.com/
Address: 41 Westland Avenue
Entrances: Westland Avenue (closest to Symphony Hall) and Burbank Street
Near: Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Huntington Theatre, Berklee Performance Center, Christian Scientist Church, Prudential Center, Northeastern University
Reasonably close: Fenway Park, Back Bay neighborhood
Call ahead service: 617-236-1928
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
For more information: 617-236-0898; website
The Symphony Garage in East Fenway is close to Symphony Hall as well as other cultural and performing venues, and a fairly short walk to Fenway Park - about 12-15 minutes.
In addition to being somewhat less expensive than garages closer to Fenway, the Symphony Garage's location tends to be less congested before and after games. Unfortunately, a proposal is on the table to convert the space to 48 condos - so enjoy parking here while you still can!
The 6-story, 300-space garage provides valet parking, and offers call-ahead valet pick-up service. Just call the Call Ahead Service number at least 30 minutes prior to when you want to retrieve your car, enter your parking ticket number, and they'll have your car waiting for you when you arrive.
This garage is open and staffed 365 days/year, 24 hours a day. It has a 10' height / clearance restriction, and is easy to access from Storrow Drive.
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The MidTown Hotel Parking Garage is really intended for hotel guests.
In fact, the hotel offers one of the best parking deals around for Red Sox games at Fenway - free parking on game day when you book early for game night and show your Red Sox ticket at check-in.
Find out more about Midtown Hotel
But when you see the "Daily/Event Parking" sign in front of the garage entrance, you can sometimes snag a bargain, especially compared with Prudential Center parking down the block. Call ahead to see if daily/event parking specials are available.
Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, at the MidTown Hotel
Near: Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Huntington Theatre, Christian Scientist Church, Prudential Center, Northeastern University, Fenway Park
Reasonably close: Fenway Park, Back Bay neighborhood
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, major credit cards
For more information: 617-262-0898
Address: 100 Clarendon Street
Near: Back Bay Station, Copley Square, Prudential Center, and not far from the South End. About an 18-20 minute walk to Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, Boston University, nightclubs and bars near Fenway
For more information: 617-275-0151; website
Although this is the "official" Red Sox parking garage , it's about an 18-20 minute walk from Fenway - maybe a little faster if you don't dawdle. However, if you don't mind the walk and pre-paying on-line, this is where you can get the cheapest Red Sox game parking rates for evening and weekend games (note - it's not available for afternoon weekday games). It's also the only Boston parking garage with direct Mass Pike access - HUGE convenience!
1240 Boylston Street; 617-247-7905
Small lot with 78 spaces - $50 for parking on Red Sox game days
1420 Boylston street; 617-247-7905
Small lot with about 40 spaces - usually charges $35 flat fee for Fenway parking on Red Sox game days
401 Park Drive/201 Brookline Ave
Landmark Center is easy to spot - just look for an almost-white Art Deco Building - once a Sears distribution hub and now a shopping center with 1,400 parking spaces. Reasonably convenient to Fenway Park, as well as the Colleges of the Fenway (Emmanuel, Simmons, Wheelock), and even the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. $35 during Fenway events; otherwise, inexpensive.
MASCO (Medical Academic Community and Scientific Organization, a non-profit that provides parking and other services for Longwood staff, students, and patients) owns and oversees the operation of a dozen parking lots and garages in the vicinity of Fenway Park.
Although most are used primarily for permit parking, some provide limited special events parking.
Permit holders typically have to vacate by 6pm when night games are scheduled so that the garage or lot can be used for game parking. Rates usually run $40 on game days, and there's lots of competition to get the spaces. Most of these areas are not available for afternoon games during the week.
Here are some of the best MASCO lots to try:
MASCO Kenmore Lot, located at 72 Brookline Ave across from Fenway Park (shown in the above photo); 250 spaces; 617-632-2881
MASCO Lansdowne Street Garage: 49 Lansdowne Street
The Lansdowne Street Garage is located right behind the Green Monster, and is the closest parking garage to Gates C and E, which offer special access to fans with disabilities; 285 spaces. Typically $40 on game days.
MASCO @ 375 Longwood Avenue; 750 parking spaces
Offers discounted parking for Wheelock Family Theatre; $7 evening (after 3:30pm) and weekend rates; daily rates $11 for 4 hours or less, $23 for 6 hours or less, $29 for 6-24 hours. Also convenient to all the Longwood hospitals. Not so convenient for Fenway Park.
MASCO @ Ipswich St Garage
160 Ipswich Street; 617-236-5090
Great location for Fenway, but small and Longwood Medical Area employees fill most of the 150 spaces during the day.
Like the Kenmore lot, permit holders have to vacate by 6pm when night games are scheduled. Offers limited valet-only Red Sox parking for $40.
MASCO Swan Lot; corner of Ipswich and Van Ness, across from Fenway; 140 parking spaces; $50 for Red Sox game parking
Convenient to Fenway and nearby clubs, including House of Blues. Valet game parking usually about $35, limited club parking $10.
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60 Museum Road (between Huntington Ave and the Fenway)
The most convenient parking garage if you're going to the Museum of Fine Arts - but you'll pay for the convenience. $6 per half hour, with $24 daily max rate; $17 evening max (enter after 5:30pm); discounted parking for MFA members; open only until 6PM on weekends
800 Boylston Street; 2,000 parking spaces
Located in Back Bay rather than Fenway and about a 12-minute walk to Fenway Park but popular option for Red Sox parking because of its huge size, convenience to Mass Pike, and reasonable rates; this garage is a local favorite for Fenway parking for evening and weekend games. You can enter the Pru Center Garage from a number of points around its perimeter: 85 Exeter Street, 81 and 111 Huntington Ave, 116 Belvidere St, 48 Dalton St, and Ring Road.
Red Sox and special event parking $16 evenings and weekends (not valid for afternoon weekday games); otherwise, quite pricey, even with shopping validation for up to 2 hours parking; $36 for 2-10 hours.
Standard Parking Garage is only a block from Fenway Park, steps from the popular restaurants and bars along this stretch of Boylston Street, and convenient to nearby nightlife including Church of Boston.
Normally $10 for an hour or less and $28/day on weekdays but $45 for special events, including Red Sox games. The real bargain here is on evenings after 4pm and weekends, when you can park for up to 6 hours for $6 (Fenway events excluded); even better, several area restaurants such as Basho's validate, bringing down the fee to $4 for up to 6 hours.
Standard Parking Garage - 1330 Boylston Street (enter on Jersey Street); 200 parking spaces, although many are reserved for building tenants
693 Newbury Street Extension, off Brookline just north of the Mass Pike; 22 parking spaces
Tiny but convenient to Fenway Park, House of Blues, Eastern Standard, and even Boston University East Campus. Normally $7/day (which is great for this neighborhood) but $45 for Fenway events (ouch!). In case you're wondering, "Newbury Street Extension" is pretty much what it sounds like - a continuation of Back Bay's Newbury Street on the Fenway side of Mass Ave, along the Mass Pike - it looks sort of like an alley, and not everyone realizes it's a street.
55 Yawkey Way, operated by LAZ Parking
Small (150 spaces) private lot, extremely close and convenient to Fenway Park. Not usually open to public parking, but when it is available on game days, the price usually runs about $45. It's also occasionally open for charitable events, and I've seen it as low as $10.
Interested in garages in other parts of the city? Check out other places for parking in Boston.
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