Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)

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.

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251 Causeway Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Main Office (617) 626-1250

Open M-F 9am-5pm

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The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depends 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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Edgewater Greenway Community Day Public Listening Session 11/6/2021 

    Kennedy Playground, Mattapan, MA 02126
    Saturday, November 6, 2021
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    At this public listening session, the DCR team for this project will provide graphics of the site and proposed neighborhood trail location along the north side of the Neponset River Greenway.
  • Improvements to Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton Public Meeting #2 

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    At this remotely held public meeting, the DCR team for this project and its engineering design consultant, BSC Group, will present the 75% design of a pedestrian- and bike-friendly redesign of Hammond Pond Parkway.

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