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 29, 2014- $1.5M Gift to Boston Area Skatepark from Vans

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

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

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


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.