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.


DCR Leaf Removal Program 2017

Riverbend Park in Cambridge - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Revere Beach Parkway in Revere - Thursday, November 2, 2017 until further notice

New Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway - Monday, October 30, 2017 through Friday, November 17, 2017

Extended Camping Season

Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston

Monthly Street Sweeping  Monday, April 3, 2017 through Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown - Ongoing


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Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Unveils New Bedford State Pier Refrigeration Unit 

11/16/2017 Department of Conservation & Recreation


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