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Ruggles Baptist Church
Ruggles Baptist Church
(near Fenway Park)
874 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Please bring a pair of clean comfortable shoes for dancing to help protect the wooden floor. Please change shoes on the entrance mat to help prevent outside wet, salt and grit from getting on the wooden floor.
Located on Beacon Street at the intersection of Park Drive, very near the Brookline-Boston border. It is a few blocks west of Kenmore Square near Fenway Park and on the edge of the South Campus of Boston University.
On-street parking is usually plentiful on Beacon Street as well as some of the surrounding streets (such as Arundel) and Boston meters are free after 6:00pm. If you cross into Brookline, meters are 25 cents for 15 minutes and then free after 8:00pm.
Boston made the one block on the Ruggles side of Beacon for residents only after 6:00pm, so don’t park there for evening classes. However, the block across the street on Beacon and other blocks in the direction of Kenmore Square, including on the bridge, often have plenty of parking.
There are also 4 spaces in the lot behind Ruggles Church that can be used. These are clearly marked as belonging to Ruggles Church and are along the wall directly behind the church. Do not park in any of the other spaces in that lot as they belong to other residents and you may be towed!
There is a small driveway belonging to the church at the corner where we usually park our white Prius. We can squeeze 3 cars on the driveway and it is okay to park behind our car (as long as it is empty when we arrive and are able to pull our car all the way forward on the righthand side). Please do not park on the grass. Just past the driveway there are 2 metered spots on the diagonal connector road to Park Drive which are good spots and also free after 6:00pm.
Special Red Sox Parking: When the Red Sox have a home game, parking is more challenging due to being in the vicinity of Fenway Park. All of the Boston information is the same, however Brookline meters go up to $10 per hour after 2 hours and up to 10:00pm. Game goers are required to pay the added expense, which is designed to discourage parking and keep the meters available for others, such as people going to dance class:-) For up to 2 hours, the price remains at 25 cents per 15 minutes. On game nights, it may be easier to find on street parking in Brookline, which is only 1 block west.
By Subway T
By MBTA, one block from St. Mary’s stop on Green C Line, two blocks from Fenway stop on Green D Line, two blocks from BU Central Campus stop on Green B Line (check the MBTA Subway T schedules and maps at www.mbta.com).
There is a bus stop in front of the church where buses #47 and CT2 lines stop (check the MBTA Bus schedules and maps at www.mbta.com).