The Boston 2024 organizers have proposed using Franklin Park for equestrian events and for the pentathlon, a sport whose athletes run, ride horses, swim, shoot a gun and fence each other, in emulation of the skills that might be needed by a 19th-century European soldier behind enemy lines.
White Stadium would host some equestrian events - dressage and jumping - and part of the pentathlon. According to Boston 2024, the city has promised to refurbish the little used facility, which could seat 10,000 spectators.
The equestrian cross-country race and part of the pentathlon course would run over the golf course, which would also be covered with stands and video monitors for spectators.
A Boston 2024 map shows a "secure perimeter/fence line" (in red) for the equestrian cross-country race surrounding both the stadium and the golf course:
Guess the uprights will have to go:
Well, they've got the lanes all set for the running part of the pentathlon:
Athletes would get to the park by way of a dedicated Olympians-only lane on Columbia Road from the athletes village on Columbia Point. Spectators, Boston 2024 says, could take the Orange Line or the Fairmount, Franklin or Needham commuter-rail lines. The report does not specify which stop they would get off at, however.
Neither Shattuck Hospital nor the Franklin Park Zoo would be directly affected by the events, although people who normally go to the zoo by driving through the park would have to find another way to go, since Jewish War Veterans Drive between the stadium and the golf course would become part of the Olympic venue.
Stick some horse heads on these guys atop one stadium entrance and they'll fit right in: