Department of Conservation & Recreation DCR

Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR manages state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. It protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.
Main Office
251 Causeway St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114
Community Relations (617) 626-4973
(617) 626-1351
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Who we serve

The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.

In July 2017, DCR began migrating its website content into this new format. While this process is underway, some pages will remain on the classic site. See all DCR programs and services on classic

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

DCR and MA Recreational Trail Advisory Board to Host the Fifth Statewide Trails Conference 

9/08/2017 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The conference will take place from November 2, 2017, to November 4, 2017, in the City of Leominster.

Press Release

DCR Approves 2017 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation 

9/08/2017 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The 2017 plan features two phases of hunting in the Blue Hills.


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