Get involved

The success of DCR depends on the participation of individuals in enhancing and protecting Massachusetts state parks. DCR is committed to providing many opportunities for residents to take action in shaping their parks system.


Share your enthusiasm and support for your parks with your friends, neighbors, fellow citizens of the Commonwealth, and visitors. If you would like to bring a comment, question, or concern to our attention, please e-mail

Or give us a call on our Community Relations line at 617-626-4973.


There are virtually limitless volunteer opportunities at DCR parks across the state. Volunteers do cleanups, trail work, plant flowers, lead programs and more. Speak directly with the staff at the park at which you would like to volunteer, or call 617-626-1250.

Friends Groups
Friends groups are essential partners in advancing the mission of DCR. Learn more about how to get involved with an existing group or form a new one.


DCR is committed to sharing information with the public and to engaging them in dialogue on the issues, programs, and projects that relate to our agency's broad conservation and recreation mission. Learn more how to get involved in the projects that matter to you.


Concerts, nature programs, hikes, and art exhibits are just a few examples of the numerous programs and events taking place each week in our parks. Participating in these events is a great way to experience a park in a new way or learn more about its amazing resources. Visit  Programs and Events for just a small sampling of upcoming events.