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.

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 Public Meetings

  • Memorial Drive Phase 3 Public Meeting 6/30/2022 

    Thursday, June 30, 2022
    6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Project is to provide for pedestrian and bicycle improvements and park land improvement that further enhance the Memorial Drive parkway
  • DCR Stewardship Council Meeting 7/28/2022 

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Stewardship Council is a thirteen member citizen advisory council appointed by the Governor.

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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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