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.


Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls - Early December 2017 through March 2018

Revere Beach Parkway in Revere - Ongoing

Extended Camping Season

Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston - Ongoing

Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown - Ongoing


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