The Franklin Park Zoo in
Franklin Park, Boston, is New
England's largest zoo.
The 72-acre (29-hectare) zoological garden
located six miles (10 km) southwest of
Boston Common off
MA Route 28 (map).
Franklin Park was
designed by Frederick
Law Olmsted as part of his brilliant Emerald
Necklace plan of parks and
green spaces for the city of Boston. The
zoo was opened in 1913.
Come to see the African lions,
leopards, ibex, ostriches, wildebeest, black
swans, kangaroos and wallabies,
warthogs, all sorts of tropical birds, Masai giraffes,
zebras and western lowland gorillas.
You can reach the zoo by MBTA subway, Commuter
Rail train and bus:
Take the subway Orange Line or Commuter
Rail train to the Forest Hills station, then
Bus 16, or to the Ruggles station and take
Bus 22, 28, 29, 44 or 45.
Or take the MBTA
subway's Red Line train to the Andrew station, then Bus 16.
Zoo New England
1 Franklin Park Road (map)
Boston MA 02121