What is Park Watch?

Park 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 and ears"

What does Park Watch do?

Members 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 dusk.

How can I help?

Concerned 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:
1-866-PK-WATCH (866-759-2824)

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