South Boston 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day parade guide

South Boston, MA - 3/17/2013 - The crowd watched the parade on East Broadway. The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade makes its way through South Boston, MA on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The parade was followed by the Veterans for Peace parade. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Slug: 18parade Reporter: n/a LOID: 5.1.1279310985
Parade-goers watched the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade last year. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

The South Boston 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The parade starts on West Broadway (easterly), goes left onto East Broadway, right onto P Street, right onto East 4th Street, left onto K Street, right onto East 5th Street, left onto G Street, right onto the southerly arm of Thomas Park, left onto Telegraph Street, left onto Dorchester Street, and ending at Dorchester Avenue.

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to parking, closed streets, MBTA restrictions, and family-friendly zones.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is strongly encouraging parade-goers to take the MBTA’s Red Line to Broadway or Andrew stations. Beginning at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, all bus routes will be unable to service Broadway Station and Andrew Station due to traffic and road closures, though the stations will remain open for Red Line service. In addition, the following bus routes will operate on diversion:

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Route 9: Service will not operate for the duration of the parade.

Route 10: Service will begin/terminate at the South Bay Mall.

Route 11: Service will not operate for the duration of the parade.

Route 16: Connections can be made at the South Bay Mall and the lower level of JFK/UMass Station.

Route 17: Connections can be made at Fields Corner Station and the lower level of JFK/UMass Station.

Route 47: Service will begin/terminate on Albany Street at East Berkley Street.

Additionally, Route 7 (which normally does not operate on Sundays) will operate from South Station to City Point beginning at 9 a.m.:

Trips from South Station toward City Point will operate on the hour with a last trip at 6 p.m.

Trips from City Point to South Station will operate on the half hour with a last trip at 6:30 p.m.

Family-friendly zones:

Action Center

424 West Broadway

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275 West Broadway

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Old Colony Development

Corner of Dorchester Street and Rev. Burke Street

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Closed streets:

West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street

East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street

P Street, both sides, from East Broadway to East Fourth Street

East Fourth Street, both sides, from P Street to K Street

K Street, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street

East Fifth Street, both sides, from K Street to G Street

G Street, both sides, from East Fifth Street to Thomas Park

Old Colony Avenue, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street

Thomas Park, both sides, from G Street to Telegraph Street

Telegraph Street, both sides, from Thomas Park to Dorchester Street

Dorchester Street, both sides, from Telegraph Street to Dorchester Avenue

Southampton Street, both sides, from Andrew Square to the bridge over Southeast Expressway

West Sixth Street, both sides, from F Street to Dorchester Street

F Street, southeast side (Boy’s Club side), from West Sixth Street to Bowen Street

Resident parking details:

WHEN: Saturday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 10 p.m.

WHERE: Castle Island parking lot OPEN to vehicles with valid South Boston Resident Permit Parking stickers

Details about Castle Island parking lot:

All non-resident vehicles need to exit the Castle Island parking lot before 10 p.m. Saturday. Due to parking restrictions created by the parade, DCR will accommodate South Boston residents with parking at Castle Island from 10 p.m. Saturday evening through 11 p.m. Sunday. Parking will be available first to all vehicles with South Boston Resident Parking Stickers. After 7 a.m. on Sunday, the lot will open for all.

The Castle Island parking lot will be staffed overnight through Sunday. All vehicles will be checked for South Boston Resident Parking Stickers between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. Non-resident vehicles will be allowed to park at Castle Island from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Details about Day Boulevard parking:

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, parking is allowed on both sides of Day Boulevard between the Bayside Expo Center and Farragut Street. Certain areas will be posted “no parking” on the day of the parade and unauthorized parking will be strictly enforced. Do not park near fire hydrants, in handicap spots, or in intersections. You will be fined if you double park, park on the grass, sidewalks, or in pedestrian areas.

Details about the Sugar Bowl parking area:

The Sugar Bowl parking area opposite Marine Park will be closed Saturday at 10 p.m. No parking will be allowed in the Sugar Bowl area until Sunday at 7 p.m.