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Drivers reminded of $100 fine for illegal parking in Fenway/Kenmore resident spaces

March 30, 2017


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If you park illegally in a "Resident Parking Only" space near Fenway Park, you will be subject to a $100 fine.

The Boston Transportation Department is reminding drivers that vehicles parked illegally in designated on-street Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Only spaces when there is a Red Sox game, or any other event at Fenway Park, will be subject to a $100 fine.  Drivers should also be aware that on-street parking restrictions are often implemented on event days to further transportation access and public safety goals.

Fenway/Kenmore is a densely populated residential neighborhood and the limited number of parking spaces are needed by and reserved for residents.  People heading to games, concerts and other events at Fenway Park are strongly encouraged to leave their personal vehicles at home and take another form of transportation.  Information on Hubway, the regional bike share system, may be found at, and information on the MBTA may be found at  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.

Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca said, “There are many transportation options available for people to get to Fenway Park.  The surrounding area is perfect for walking, the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood is well-served by the MBTA, and there are three Hubway Stations nearby Fenway Park.  If you must drive, please be considerate of local residents by complying with all posted parking regulations and by parking in an off-street garage or lot.”

The Boston Red Sox Home Opening Game is Monday, April 3, 2017.  The following temporary parking regulations will be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday”

  • Van Ness Street, both sides, from Yawkey Way to Kilmarnock Street
  • Ipswich Street, east side (school side), from #1250 Boylston Street to opposite Van Ness Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday & Monday”

  • Van Ness Street, both sides, from Ipswich Street to Yawkey Way