This is a list of DCR properties and their associated acreage, with data drawn from state GIS mapping. It includes DCR-owned parks, forests, beaches, playgrounds, pools, and rinks, flood control sites, and piers. Note: Some of the properties are operated by other parties, under agreements executed with DCR, and it is possible that properties for which ownership has recently transferred, either to or from DCR may be excluded from, or included in, this list, respectively.
Divisional Structure of DCR
The Division of State Parks and Recreation maintains nearly 300,000 acres of the state’s forests, beaches, mountains, ponds, riverbanks, trails, and parks. The Division protects land and resources on privately and municipally held land through technical assistance, grant and planning programs, policy development, and other services.
The Division of Water Supply Protection manages and protects the drinking water supply watersheds for Greater Boston. The Division provides technical support to other state agencies, monitors lakes and ponds, and rainfall throughout the state.
The Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection provides professional planning, design and project management services, and natural and cultural resource protection in support of DCR’s state parks and forests, urban parks and reservations, and water supply divisions.
The Division of Engineering provides comprehensive engineering and construction management services throughout the Commonwealth in support of the DCR’s state parks, forests, and reservations, and water supply divisions.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Stewardship Council is a thirteen member citizen advisory council appointed by the Governor to work with the Secretary of Environmental Affairs, the Commissioner of Conservation and Recreation, and agency staff. Learn more...
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