Sundays in the Park Begins June 17

Beginning June 17th you can hike, bike and enjoy the view on part of Chickatawbut Road every Sunday without worrying about traffic.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation will close Chickatawbut Road between Route 28 in Milton and Willard Street in Quincy to vehicles on Sundays between June 17th and September 3rd.   They suggest that you park at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street in Quincy, but there are also a few parking spaces at the intersection of Route 28 and Chickatawbut Road in Milton.

Here’s the info from their press release:

Chickatawbut Road Closed to Vehicular Traffic for “Sundays in the Park”

WHAT:     The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will begin the fourth annual “Sundays in the Park” in the Blue Hills Reservation by closing a section of Chickatawbut Road to motorized vehicles. The road will be closed between Route 28 in Milton and Willard Street in Quincy on Sundays during the summer. This will allow for walking, cycling, rollerblading, and picnicking in the eastern section of the Reservation.

Visitors arriving by car are encouraged to park at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street in Quincy. A few parking spaces are also available at the intersection of Route 28 and Chickatawbut Road in Milton.

WHEN:      All day Sundays from June 17 through September 3, 2012. The road will be closed each weekend from Saturday evening at 8 p.m. until Monday Morning at 7 a.m.

WHERE:  Between Route 28 in Milton and Willard Street in Quincy.

7 Responses to “Sundays in the Park Begins June 17”

  1. Carole says:

    Does anyone know the distance of this closed section? Tx

  2. Chris Mullin says:

    The road is 2.0 miles long.

  3. Rich Bennett says:

    What is the elevation gain ?

  4. Jeffrey Cumming says:

    On Sunday Aug 26, the roads were open to traffic? Is there a reason why this ended early?

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