West Acton Villageworks
525-545 Mass Ave, West Acton, MA
Villageworks is easily accessible from several major routes and highways, as well as on foot, bicycle, and public transit. Read below to learn more about how to visit us, and please consider walking, cycling, or carpooling!
By Foot. Villageworks is served by sidewalks, crosswalks, and footpaths connecting to village businesses, schools, and the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
By Bike. Bicycle parking is located in the courtyards at 525 Mass Ave, and at 541 Mass Ave between Twin Seafood and The Acton Montessori School. We are also proud sponsors of an on-site Minuteman Bike Share station that connects Villageworks to the South Acton Commuter Rail, and to other shared bike stations on the Minuteman Bike Share system in Concord, Maynard, Bedford, and Lexington.
By Train. The MBTA Commuter Rail (North Station - Fitchburg Line) stops locally at the S. Acton train station, which offers bike lockers. Villageworks is a 10-12 min bike ride from the train. Shared bikes are available from the Minuteman Bike Share station located next to the train platform, and at our bike share station located at the entrance to Gardner Field Playground. The Town of Acton also operates a shuttle service during commuter hours between the train station and West Acton Village.
By Bus. The Cross Acton Transit (CAT) shuttle bus circulates Acton throughout the day on a regular schedule and route with a stop in West Acton Village. Visit the CAT website for schedule times, route information, and real-time shuttle tracking: crossactontransit.com
Dedicated Off-street Parking. Villageworks has two dedicated lots for the use of Villageworks employees and patrons.
Mass Ave/Spruce St Lot: Free off-street parking is available behind and beneath Villageworks. This parking lot is accessible from the Mass Ave entrance located east of 525 Mass Ave, and the Spruce Street entrance directly behind 543 Mass Ave (a former church).
Arlington St Lot: Additional free off-street parking is available at our second parking lot a short walk from Villageworks, around the corner at 251 Arlington St behind the blue building. Please refer to the map above for the specific location.
On-street Parking. Free on-street parking exists on both sides of Mass Ave, as well as side streets such as Spruce St, Windsor Ave, and parts of Central St and Arlington St. For weekday visits under two-hours, please utilize available on-street parking. There are no evening on-street parking time restrictions, and all on-street parking connects to VIllageworks via fully connected sidewalks. Please refer to the map above for specific on-street parking locations.
Event Overflow Parking. For evening and weekend events during non-business hours, event overflow parking is available in the municipal lot behind the West Acton Fire Station on Central St, and at Middlesex Savings Bank (accessed from Arlington St). Please refer to the map above for specific locations. Thank you to our friends at Middlesex Savings for granting use of their lot during non-business hours.
ADA Access. ADA accessible parking is located in the rear parking lot behind and beneath Villageworks. An elevator provides direct access to the Mass Ave sidewalks and the upper level of 525 Mass Ave. There is additional ADA accessible parking on Mass Ave in front of 537 Mass Ave (Acton Montessori School), and directly across the street from 525 Mass Ave at Gardner Field playground. Please cross Mass Ave at the signalized crosswalk that leads into the lobby of 525 Mass Ave.