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 Traffic Advisory: Morrissey Boulevard in Boston - March 19 - 23, 2018

Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls - through March

Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston - ongoing

Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown - ongoing


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Recent news & announcements

Press Release

DCR Accepting Applications for Partnership Matching Funds Program 

3/06/2018 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Chosen projects to benefit local state parks and other facilities

Press Release

DCR Seeks Lifeguards for Summer Season 

2/08/2018 Department of Conservation & Recreation

New test dates available. Lifeguards to earn $15 per hour this upcoming season.


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