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The Walk for Change takes place at DCR's Artesani Park in Brighton, MA.

***Dogs & Strollers are allowed on the shuttles***


The lot adjacent to the park is not open to the public. Free parking is available at the Arsenal Garage at athenahealth (311 Arsenal Street, Watertown) Turn in to Kingsbury Avenue, near the Boston Sports Club. Please park on level 2 or above.

After parking please board the school bus shuttles to the event. Shuttles run both ways until 2 p.m. Please carpool as spaces are limited.

If you require ADA accessible parking, you may park in the main lot at Artesani Park.  



Take the red line to Central Square and board the school bus shuttles to the event.

Shuttles will leave from near 280 Green Street. Shuttles run both ways until 2 PM.


Ride Sharing:

If you live nearby, you may find using a rideshare most convenient. If so, the following discount codes are available:

FASTEN - New users up to $10 off. $5 comes back to BARCC. Code: BARCC17

SAFR - All users up to $10 off. Code: BARCC10

UBER - New users up to  $20 off Code: UberBARCC2017; Existing users save 20%  Code: UberBARCCWalk


When you arrive at the event, please proceed to the registration tables to check in and receive your t-shirt. If you purchased a dog bandana in advance, you will receive it when you check in.

If you registered in advance, please proceed to the tables labeled “I already registered”. If you didn’t register online in advance, please proceed to the tables labeled “I need to register” and we will get you signed up!


8:00 a.m.

Parking lots open & shuttle service begins (please refer to the map and transportation sections above)

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens & Festivities Begin

Fun & entertaining activities! Music, face painting, sign making, bubbles, temporary tattoos, team photos, button making, dog goodies, and more!

Clothesline Project Display (trigger warning)

Messages to Survivors Display

Diamond Family Youth Circus Troupe roaming performances

My Gym Boston kids’ obstacle course

Vendors selling fun merchandise including Ali Zagame, Make the Mer+ge,   Pam's Pashminas,   Sunny Window (a portion of proceeds will benefit BARCC)

Food Truck Service (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)

Ben & Jerry's,  The Roving Lunchbox, Taco Party (VEGAN!)

Complimentary granola bars, fruit, coffee, and water will be available while supplies last.


Yoga for all levels led by Aarti Yoga Studio & Saltwater Yoga Studio

9:30 a.m. Walk Kick-Off Rally Begins

Speaking program to include:

Kennedy Elsey (Mix 104.1 FM), Event Emcee

T-Shirt Contest Winner Presentation -Jacqueline Knight

Gina Scaramella, BARCC Executive Director

Beacon Awardee Presentation - Elizabeth Speakman, Coordinator of Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Prevention, City of Cambridge

Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor At-Large

10:00 a.m. Walk Begins

2.6 mile loop along the Charles River

11:00 a.m. Post-Walk Celebration

Lawn games, continued activities, team photos and more!

Food Truck Service continues (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)

11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Live musical entertainment from Bélen Cusi & Andrés Echeverry

2:00 p.m. Last shuttles depart Artesani Park



Click here to access an interactive Google map. This includes details for:

When you first open the map everything at the park will be clumped together.  Just zoom in to view everything in more detail.

Also on the left hand side you can uncheck any layer you don’t wish to view.



A little nervous about attending the Walk? Attending alone and want to meet fellow BARCC supporters? This is the place to be!

You’ll find the Walk with Me tent near the registration area. Chat with our staff and volunteers there and they’ll connect you with someone to walk with. You can also find Walk with Me volunteers wearing yellow Walk with Me buttons around the park and route.





It will be the end of April in New England, so be sure to dress in layers. It'll be cooler in the morning but then warm and sunny as you Walk and hang out afterwards for the post-event celebration.

You should also wear comfortable shoes.


Complimentary granola bars, fruit, coffee, and water will be available while they last.

Food trucks will be serving a variety of food, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Bottled water and restrooms will be available at Artesani Park as well as at a rest area located at the halfway point.