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 and cultural opportunities, and works to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource. GET INVOLVED!


Learn more about CRC giving opportunities: WAYS TO GIVE


January 26, 2016 – The Artesani parking lot near Herter Park will be closed until April 30 for de-watering of sediment dredged out of the Charles River. Read DCR’s press release, and sign up for our next e-newsletter for more information.

January 13, 2016 – The Conservancy is seeking candidates passionate about our work for the position of Operations and Development Assistant.

December 28, 2015 – Did you miss River Stories: LIVE? Don’t worry – you can still watch the whole event,  order your copy of River Stories, Volume III, or visit the virtual Charles RiverBoston Esplanade, or Herter Park.

December 17, 2015 – We’re moving! The Charles River Conservancy’s new address is 43 Thorndike Street, S3-3, Cambridge MA, 02141.  See how to find the new office.

December 9, 2015 – Congratulations to new DCR Commissioner Leo Roy!

November 14, 2015 – The Lynch Family Skatepark is open! Read more about the long history of this park and see media coverage of the event on our skatepark page.





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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