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, out of water, and remove waste), or just stroll around the historic reservoir. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. 

Trail Map

Healthy Trail logo green heart with saying "Healthy Trail" written around it

Park Directions

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.

Recreational Opportunities

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.