Directions to Thornden Park

Give yourself time to find a parking spot, especially if you come after 6:00 a.m. Parking can get tight so you may have to walk a little way. (See map for location)

  • Take I-690 to Exit 14, Teall Ave.
  • At end of the ramp, turn south onto Teall Ave. (This will be a left turn if you are coming from the west; left if you're coming from the east.)
  • Stay on Teall Ave for 2 lights.
  • At second light (Erie Blvd), Teall Ave becomes Columbus Ave.
  • Stay on Columbus for 2 more lights coming to Genesee St.
  • Turn right onto Genesee St.
  • Go one short block to Bassett St (blinking amber light).
  • Turn left onto Bassett St.
  • Go one block up the steep hill to Madison St.
  • Turn right on Madison St.
  • Take Madison one block to Cherry St.
  • Turn left on Cherry St.
  • Cherry St ends at S. Beech St but there is an entrance into Thornden Park on the other side of the road.
  • Drive into the park and turn left onto the park drive.
  • Follow this drive past the swimming pool (on your right) and on up the hill; the water tower where we dance will be visible on your left at the top of the hill.
  • Take the park drive straight to the top and turn at the first left turn; that will take you to the tower itself.
  • Park somewhere along this road rather than on the circle. We reserve the space on the circle itself for the performance area.