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


Main Office (617) 626-1250

Open M-F 9am-5pm

Who we serve

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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Recent news & announcements from Department of Conservation & Recreation

Press Release

DCR Accepting Applications for Partnerships Matching Funds Program 

3/12/2019 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Awards 990,000 to Local State Park Projects 

1/14/2019 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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