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.



2017 Head of the Charles Regatta

Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge

Storrow Drive in Boston Thursday, October 12, 2017

Beartown State Forest in Monterey

Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston

Brush Hill Road in Milton

Truman Parkway / Brush Hill Road in Milton

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

Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown - Ongoing


Recent news & announcements

Press Release

DCR and MA Recreational Trail Advisory Board to Host the Fifth Statewide Trails Conference 

9/08/2017 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The conference will take place from November 2, 2017, to November 4, 2017, in the City of Leominster.

Press Release

DCR Approves 2017 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation 

9/08/2017 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The 2017 plan features two phases of hunting in the Blue Hills.


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