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Sample Event

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Saturday, September 09, 2023

Registration/Check-in: 8:30 AM ET
Walk Start: 10:00 AM ET

Franklin Park Zoo 
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

PARKING: IDF will provide complimentary parking at the zoo.
If entering from Route 9, Route 128 North or South, or Storrow Drive, follow Zoo signs for parking.
If entering from I93 North or South of Boston, parking for the zoo is on the left, entrance to the zoo is on the right. If the lot is full, stay straight on Franklin Park Road, and there is additional parking on your right.

Three options:

  • Take the Orange Line or Commuter Rail to Ruggles Station, then take the Route 22, 28, 29, or 45 bus to Franklin Park Zoo. Routes 22 and 28 are “Key Bus Routes” and arrive every 20 minutes or better, seven days per week, during service hours.
  • Take the Orange Line or Commuter Rail to Forest Hills Station, then take the Route 16 bus to Franklin Park Zoo.
  • Take the Red Line to Andrew station, then take the Route 16 bus to Franklin Park Zoo.
Walking Directions from Green St. T. to Franklin Park Zoo
  • Exit Green Street Station and walk to the right on Green St.
  • In 1/10 mile come to the light at Washington Street.
  • Cross and continue straight up the hill; the street name changes to Glen Road.
  • Go 1/10 mile and come to a light at Forest Hills Street.
  • Cross and continue straight for another 1/10 mile to the entrance to Franklin Park.
  • Glen Road becomes Glen Lane – the main paved path through the park.
  • Continue straight on Glen Lane for about 5-7 minutes until it ends and there is a flight of steps in front of you.
  • Turn Right and walk for about 2-3 minutes and the path ends at Pierpont Road and the Zoo parking lot.
  • Turn Left on this road and continue through the parking lot to the Giraffe entrance to Franklin Park Zoo.
For bus schedules, rates, and more information please visit www.MBTA.com or call 617-222-3200.


Get some exercise, go green and enjoy VIP parking at Franklin Park Zoo's Blue Bike station! Metro Boston's public bike share program allows users to rent and pick up a bike from one location and drop it off at another. 

Be ready to hear from inspirational speakers during our opening ceremonies, grab a continental breakfast, and visit our sponsor and activity booths. We'll have special buttons available for those diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI) and their close supporters, and make sure to fundraise $125 to qualify to receive the Walk for PI incentive t-shirt. 
After you finish the walk, you can re-join other walkers in the Nature’s Pavilion tent to relax and chit chat before exploring the zoo, which features hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. You can have a great day with friends and family exploring the outback trail, the rolling hills of the African Savannah, the lush Tropical Forest and more! Zoo admission is included with walk registration.

The walk will be routed through the zoo. Stay tuned for the exact path. 

Wear your shirt with pride! Participants will qualify for a Walk for PI t-shirt when they raise $125. Be sure to mark your t-shirt size when you register.  

Raising $125 ensures that we can not only cover the cost of our walks but also increases what the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) can achieve to improve the lives of those living with primary immunodeficiency (PI). Because of your support, IDF can continue to provide educational resources and programs at no cost to individuals and families, power critical-patient focused research, and lead the way in the fight to improve diagnosis and access to treatment. 

While there is no fundraising minimum, participants are encouraged to raise $125 and more. You will receive recognition gifts when you meet certain milestones. Be sure to check out our Fundraising Resources for tips and suggestions on how to fundraise in your community and on social media! 

By participating in IDF Walk for PI you agree to the Immune Deficiency Foundation to use photos, video, film-related to this event for legitimate purposes. This includes but is not limited to photos and videos sent to the IDF and tagged on IDF's social media.

For more FAQ's, check out our frequently asked questions page, or contact us here