on the north side
of the reservoir
Beacon Street, Allston/Brighton
Considered a nineteenth-century masterpiece of
engineering, urban planning and landscape design, the Chestnut Hill
Reservation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
and is a City of Boston Landmark. Today, visitors can jog,
walk their dog (please keep on leash and remove waste), or just
stroll around the historic reservoir. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Click here for more information on the history
of the Reservation.
Resource Management Plan Implementation
In November of 2006 the DCR Stewardship Council adopted the Chestnut Hill Reservation Resource Management Plan (RMP) after a lengthy public participation process. DCR is now in the process of implementing priority recommendations described in the RMP. Please see news and announcements regarding RMP implementation listed in the column to the right.
Reilly Rink and Pool
617-277-7822 for information. Adjacent to the reservoir
at 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135. No swimming, skating,
or boating is allowed on the reservoir itself.
MBTA: Take the Green Line ‘C’ branch to Cleveland
Circle. After exiting the MBTA walk 200 feet east on Beacon Street.
Cross Chestnut Hill Avenue at the lights. Chestnut Hill Reservation
and Reilly Rink and Pool are immediately on the right
By Car: (parking is on street only)
From the west: Take Rte. 9 east to the Hammond Pond Parkway exit
(3.1 miles from Route 95). At the end of the ramp turn right onto
Hammond Pond Parkway south. Get in left lane and travel 100 feet.
Make a U-turn and head north on Hammond Pond Parkway. At the second
lights, turn right on Beacon Street. Travel 1.7 miles. Chestnut
Hill Reservation and Reilly Rink and Pool are on the left.
From Boston: Take Beacon Street west to Cleveland Circle. Cross
over Chestnut Hill Avenue – Chestnut Hill Reservation and
Reilly Rink and Pool are immediately on the right.