The Charles River Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the urban parklands along the Charles River.

The Conservancy promotes the active use and vitality of the parklands, increases recreational opportunities, and works to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource.




October 29, 2016 – Come out to the Lynch Family Skatepark for the exciting event Innoskate, hosted in conjunction between the Lemelson Center at MIT and the Smithsonian Institute, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Renata von Tscharner will be giving a panel talk, and there will be plenty of other demonstrations, pro-signings, and other attractions, themed around skateboarding and physics. 

October 1st- The Conservancy and Charles River Watershed Association will be jointly tabling at Geek Fair, presented by Google, an interactive event to inspire kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science. This event takes place from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in front of the Boston Children’s Museum. 

October 1st- Have you ever wanted to drink Charles River water? At Hubweek’s closing ceremonies, six breweries will be competing to see who can brew the best beer from Charles River Water. A portion of all ticket proceeds benefits the CRC. Buy your tickets and learn more here

September 12, 2016 – The Conservancy successfully completed its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, raising over $25,500 for a permanent swimming facility in the Charles River! Next steps will include further water quality testing, a series of community design charrettes and continued engagement with local and state legislative officials. Thank you to everyone who supported us!



Many of the Conservancy’s events are made possible in part by Watertown Home Depot:


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Thank you, Home Depot Watertown, for providing us with in-kind contributions that help us with our volunteer activities!

The Conservancy is proud to be a Mass Cultural Council grant recipient

The Conservancy is proud to be a Mass Cultural Council grant recipient



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