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 began June 22nd: See our Facebook Page for Updates and Cancellations


July 9, 2014- The CRC is featured on Chronicle’s Episode, “Charles River: Cleaning it Up“.

June, 2014- Renata von Tscharner’s photograph appears on page 27 of Swiss Airline’s inflight magazine.

May 25, 2014- Jon Puz’s letter to the Boston Globe: State would take the high road in building underpasses along Charles River 

May 8, 2014- We are thrilled to announce that we have selected  ValleyCrest Landscape Development, Inc. as General Contractor and Skatepark builder California Skateparks for the construction of the Lynch Family Skate Park.  Stay tuned for a more formal announcement and new skatepark developments- coming soon!


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.


0.5% of all eligible purchases through AmazonSmile will be donated to the CRC at no extra cost to you. Click here to establish the CRC as your chosen charity, and shop via with your existing Amazon account.