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

SUNDAY PARKLAND GAMES ended on September 28th; Thank you for another wonderful season!


September 16, 2014- The Conservancy hosts a public informational meeting to discuss the proposed illumination of the Harvard Bridge.

August 25, 2014- Long-awaited skate park picks up momentum

August 5, 2014- MassDOT pledging support for building underpass at Anderson Memorial Bridge  For more information about our advocacy efforts, please see our advocacy page.

July 29, 2014- Funding will boost new skate park planned for underneath the Zakim Bridge ramps

July 26, 2014- The Conservancy hosts the 2nd Annual Charles River Community Swim on the Boston Esplanade! See photos on our Flickr.



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!



CRC is a part of EarthShare’s Combined Federal Campaign, identification number CFC #36700.


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