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


October 14, 2014- The Boston Globe runs a comprehensive article outlining the Conservancy’s project to illuminate the Harvard Bridge. Read more about the Harvard Bridge Lighting here.

October 9, 2014- We are thrilled to invite you to the Lynch Family Skatepark Groundbreaking Ceremony at 9AM on Thursday, October 23! Speakers will include elected officials, Steve van Doren of Vans, and the CRC’s own Renata von Tscharner. Read more on our skatepark page and check out the event location map.

October 6, 2014Join the Conservancy and Boston Duck Tours to help raise money for the Charles River Clean Up Boat on October 14! More information on the flyer.

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.




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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