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




November 12, 2016 – Join the Conservancy at Magazine Beach from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for an open volunteer event. Volunteers will be raking leaves and picking up litter. Email Sasha, our Volunteer Program Manager, at to RSVP. 

October 29, 2016 – Come out to the Lynch Family Skatepark for the exciting event Innoskate, hosted in conjunction between the Lemelson-MIT Program and the Smithsonian Institute, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Renata von Tscharner will be giving a panel talk at 1:45 pm, and there will be plenty of other demonstrations, pro-signings, and other attractions, themed around skateboarding and physics. 

October 20, 2016 – There will be a Public Meeting about Magazine Beach Design from 6:30-8:00pm at the Morse School Auditorium, 40 Granite Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Come listen, share your thoughts, and show support for park improvements! If you can’t make it, you will be able to find the presentation here afterwards. 

September 25, 2016 – Sunday Parkland Games concluded its 8th season last weekend on a gorgeous fall afternoon. Thank you to everyone involved in making this summer a success, especially MassDCR; our sponsors: Ciccolo Family Foundation, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, CSL Consulting, Cambridge Trust Company, and Cambridge Savings Bank; and our activities leaders: Knucklebones and Karma Yoga Studios. Check our website for updates on next summer.



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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