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Public Meeting Notice Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Curbside Parking Meter Proposal

Thursday, October 15, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Posted: September 29, 2020 7:07 p.m.
  • Last Updated: January 25, 2021 11:38 a.m.

Overview of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Curbside Parking Meter Proposal

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Meeting Notice
DCR YouTube video recording of the meeting


Thursday, October 15, 2020
DCR YouTube video recording of the meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is proposing to expand the use of parking collections to include curbside meters along certain parkways and parking areas in the Metropolitan Boston area.  At this public virtual meeting, DCR will present information about, and obtain public input on, this proposal.

The specific locations at which DCR proposes to install parking meters include:

  • The Fenway, Boston                             Boylston Street to Avenue  Louis Pasteur         
  • Park Drive, Boston                               Peterborough to Beacon Street        
  • Charlesgate East, Boston                       Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Memorial Drive , Cambridge                  1 Memorial Drive to Fowler Street
  • Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge
  • Dealtry Pool, Watertown
  • Revere Beach Blvd, Revere                   Eliot Circle to Carey Circle

DCR proposes to set parking rates consistent with the existing parking fee in the agency’s regulations, $1.25 per hour, which is equal to or less than the rates charged for on street parking in the respective municipalities which currently collect revenue via meters. DCR intends to honor existing municipal overnight resident parking sticker programs, and no revenue will be collected for overnight parking in locations where overnight parking is allowed.

A significant portion of revenues collected under DCR’s curbside parking meter collections program, which DCR aims to implement in late spring of 2021, will be dedicated for use by the agency to support the statewide park system.

Please note, both of the virtual public meetings dates noted above will be able to accommodate up to 100 participants, so it is important to register in advance.  To register, click on the appropriate link above or enter it into your browser, and you will be prompted to submit your name and email.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This information cannot be shared, the participation link is unique to you. If you need assistance when registering, please contact Jennifer Norwood at After the presentation, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed alternatives, using Q&A functionality that will be available through the virtual participation platform.

After the public meeting, the presentation will be available for viewing at​/past-public-meetings. DCR encourages the public to share additional feedback, with a deadline for receipt of comments by DCR of November 2, 2020. Comments may be submitted online at or via email at Please note that the content of comments you submit to DCR, along with your name, town, and zip code, will be posted on DCR's website.  Providing additional contact information when commenting, notably email address, is optional, and will only be used for outreach on future updates on the subject project or property. 

DCR Curbside Parking Meter Program - Follow-Up Communication #1

DCR Curbside Parking Meter Program - Follow-Up Communication #2 - Documents Posted and Extension of Public Comment Deadline

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