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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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Recreation 

12/05/2022 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Start of Public Ice Skating 

11/23/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Free Public Skating at Several DCR-Managed Rinks begins on November 25, 2022

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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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