What is Park Watch?
Watch is a statewide program designed to protect public open
space by promoting safe and environmentally sound use of local
parkland. Concerned volunteers work cooperatively with park rangers
and police to recognize and report suspicious activity in and
around park areas. Volunteers provide useful information to park
managers and local law enforcement agencies by serving as additional "eyes
What does Park Watch do?
of Park Watch report any illegal or suspicious activity to DCR
Park Rangers or State Police. Illegal or suspicious behavior can
include: -vandalism -ground fires -dogs off leash -illegal dumping
-hunting and trapping -consumption of alcohol -collecting plants
or animals -motorized vehicles on trails -camping or park use after
How can I help?
citizens should contact the Park Rangers or the local State Police barracks
listed below to learn more about participating in Park Watch. Park Watch
administrators will provide volunteers with educational materials and
training. Park Watch is open to all citizens interested in contributing
to the protection and proper use of DCR Parks.
Who do I call?
Join Park Watch or participate by contacting the number below
to report violations.
For more information on DCR Park Watch, please contact
the DCR Bureau of Ranger Services (617) 626-4963 .
To report park concerns: