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Baker-Polito Administration Offers Annual “Go Green on Black Friday” Hikes 

11/23/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Free Guided Hikes Coordinated Across Commonwealth for Public to Enjoy

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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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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Parking at State Parks in Honor of Veterans Day 2022 

11/10/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

In honor of Veterans Day, the Baker-Polito Administration will once again waive parking fees for all visitors to any Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) state park located throughout the Commonwealth on Friday, November 11, 2022

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

11/04/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Massachusetts Trails Conference takes place from Saturday, November 5, through Saturday, November 12, 2022, in various locations throughout the state

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DCR Celebrates the Installation of Reflective Coating at the John H. Thomas Memorial Pool Parking Lot 

9/22/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

This solar reflective coating will help manage the heat and keep the pavement cooler in the summer months

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the Success of the Greening the Gateway Cities Program Across the State 

9/20/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

To date, 2,007 trees have been planted in the community in an effort to increase its tree canopy. An additional 400 trees are expected to be planted throughout the city by the end of the Fall 2023 planting season

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the Installation of Solar Panels at Reilly Memorial Rink and Murphy Memorial Rink in Boston 

9/19/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The renewable energy systems have been installed at Reilly Memorial Rink in Brighton and Murphy Memorial Rink in South Boston and will become online this fall

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DCR Announces 2022 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills Reservation 

9/09/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

With over 7,000 acres of parkland within the reservation, a total of 2,622 acres will be made available for hunting during the 2022 Deer Management Plan for the Blue Hills Reservation

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the Start of Construction of Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation and Nature Center 

8/30/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Since July 2021, the state has provided over $9 million in bond funding to advance the project, which will provide significant regional economic and recreational benefits

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State Officials Remind Public of Roadway Height Restrictions For “Move-In Day” 

8/30/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Storrow Drive and Soldiers Field Road in the City of Boston, and Memorial Drive in the City of Cambridge, are restricted to “cars only” and have height restrictions as low as nine feet in some locations

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Greening the Gateway Cities Program Partnership and Implementation Grants 

8/29/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

$825,703 in grants to support tree plantings in Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth

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UPDATE: Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Breakheart Reservation’s Wildland Fires 

8/23/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The wildland fires within Breakheart Reservation were ignited on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, as five individual fires

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Significant Investments at State Park Properties in South Boston  

8/09/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Major Renovations Scheduled at Michael Joyce Memorial Playground

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Baker-Polito Administration Extends Hours at DCR-Managed Pools During Ongoing Heat Wave 

7/20/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

25 Department of Conservation and Recreation deep water pools and wading pools, as well as Bradley Palmer Spray Deck in Topsfield, will be extended to 7:45PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, and Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates 2022 Kick-Off of Popular Summer Nights Program  

7/08/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Second kickoff event of the 8th annual Summer Nights Program at the DCR’s Roxbury Heritage State Park in the City of Boston.

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