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DCR Accepting Applications for Partnership Matching Funds Program 

6/22/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Chosen projects to benefit local state parks and other facilities

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DCR Announces Start of Waterfront Services Across the Commonwealth 

6/19/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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DCR Opens Spray Decks, Playgrounds, and Fitness Areas to the Public 

6/16/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR Opens Spray Decks, Playgrounds, and Fitness Areas to the Public

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State Officials Remind Public to Prioritize Safety While Boating 

6/11/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

State environmental and public safety officials are urging boaters to take important steps to safely and responsibly ride and operate boats this season

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DCR Reopens Agency-Managed Golf Courses 

6/03/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

New Measures in Place to Enable Social Distancing and Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

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Officials Provide Guidance for Visitors at South Boston Beaches 

5/22/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR asks the public to refrain from visiting area beaches if crowds are forming, particularly during high visitation days and times, like weekends

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State Officials Remind Public to Practice Outdoor Safety Measures During Turkey Hunting Season 

4/24/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Outdoor Users Asked to Practice Social Distancing, Outdoor Safety, and Respect for All

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Measures to Reduce Crowding at State Parks 

4/10/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Efforts Will Promote Social Distancing to Aid in the Prevention of Spreading COVID-19

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Steps to Encourage Social Distancing at State Parks and Beaches 

4/02/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Coastal State Beach Parking Areas Will Temporarily Close; Select Seasonal State Parks to Open Early

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Baker-Polito Administration Reminds Public to Visit State Parks Responsibly 

3/27/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Practice Social Distancing and Avoid Crowds to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Temporary Closure of State Parks’ Athletic Fields and Courts 

3/24/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

State Parks Remain Open for the Pub​lic to Visit

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Temporary Closure of State Park Playgrounds and Other Facilities 

3/18/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

State Parks Remain Open for the Public to Visit

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Closure of State-Owned Ice-Skating Rinks 

3/13/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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State Officials Remind Public of the Dangers of Walking on Ice Covered Water Bodies 

2/25/2020 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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