Family Fun on the Fairmount Line

Take advantage of $10 weekend fares (and kids 11 and under ride for free!) on the Commuter Rail. Taking the Commuter Rail is a relaxing and kid-friendly activity, with plenty to see along your journey. Plan a trip on the Fairmount Line–from bowling alleys to a day at the Franklin Park Zoo, it’s a fantastic way to make the most of your weekend with your family.


Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and Twentieth Century Bowling Alley

Approx. 0.50 miles from station

1231 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02136

A retro 10-lane alley in Hyde Park since 1979, Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Twentieth Century Bowling Alley is ideal for bowlers of all ages. Hit the lanes for some classic candlepin bowling and treat yourself to some award-winning ice cream no matter your final score.


Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library

Approx. 0.40 miles from station

35 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02136

One of the best parts about taking the Commuter Rail is getting to relax with a good book, so stop by the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library. You can visit the children’s garden, curl up in the reading room by the marble fireplace, or you can check out a book or two to read on the train. The best part is that if you do take out a book, you can return it at any MBLN library, which includes any BPL location.

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Harambee Park

Approx. 0.52 miles from station

930 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Harambee Park, originally known as Franklin Field, was created to provide people a place to play sports. There are basketball courts, little league fields, and even cricket pitches. The park has tons of open field space for playing catch, frisbee, and other activities, as well as a wheelchair accessible playground.

1 Franklin Park Rd , Boston, MA 02130

Tap into your wild side at Franklin Park Zoo. This 72-acre zoo is home to hundreds of exotic animals like the red panda, pygmy hippopotamus, African lion, and ring-tailed lemur. Spend the day visiting the different animals and learning about their habitats and habits. Be sure to check their website for deals on passes, special events, and discounts for students, teachers, and more.