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.


Storrow Drive Tunnel (inbound) in Boston -  April 19, 2018

Morrissey Boulevard in Boston- April 2018 (Sunday through Thursday)

Winthrop Shore Drive in Winthrop - April 2, 2018  -  September 2018

Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston - ongoing

Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown - ongoing

2018 DCR Street Sweeping April 3 - November 30

DCR Winter Storm Plan and Priority Map

Sign up for DCR storm updates and road closures

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 12th Annual Park Serve Day 

4/18/2018 Department of Conservation & Recreation

State Park Clean-Up Events Set for Saturday, April 28, 2018

Press Release

DCR Announces School Vacation Programming throughout State Parks 

4/11/2018 Department of Conservation & Recreation

April Vacation Week - April 14 – 22, 2018


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