Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) is proud to offer one of the most exciting and unique rowing programs in the country dedicated to veterans. All programs at CRI, which span the entire year, are free for military servicemembers and veterans. Servicemembers and veterans are welcome at the Harry Parker Boathouse, where they will find a place to meet new people, be with other vets, regain daily structure, row, and have fun. One veteran describes CRI as a “lifeline” for veterans returning from deployment. When connections with military friends are distanced and connections to old friends just aren’t the same, CRI provides a venue of comfort for establishing new relationships in a safe and welcoming community. With a mission of “Rowing for All,” CRI is committed to provide programs appropriate for all levels of interest, ability, and possibility.


Winter Training

15 programs, such as yoga, cardio, and weight training, still have openings for military and veterans to join with community members and other military men and women. Free. 

Adaptive Winter Training

Coached sessions Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Monday/Wednesday/Friday late mornings. All equipment adapted to each individual’s need.  Free.

On-the-Water Rowing

Multiple programs available at multiple times from April through October for sweeps and sculling.  Free.

Adaptive Rowing

Multiple programs at multiple times May through October, with  options for community partner rowing. Free.


Chris Obusek, Veterans and Adaptive Programs Coordinator 
Community Rowing, Inc.
Harry Parker Boathouse
20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135
mobile: 781-330-1390