Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)

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.

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Main Office
251 Causeway Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Main Office (617) 626-1250

Open M-F 9am-5pm

Who we serve

The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depends 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.

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Upcoming Events from Department of Conservation & Recreation

  • Draw Seven Park Renovation Public Meeting 

    Partners Health Care Assembly Room – Room B, 1st Floor , 309 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    At this public meeting, DCR will present and obtain input on a proposed schematic design for Draw Seven Park.
  • DCR Stewardship Council Meeting 3/5/2020 

    Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke, MA 01040
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Stewardship Council is a thirteen member citizen advisory council appointed by the Governor.
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