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


April 23, 2015- Skaters: tighten your trucks, make sure your bearings are oiled, and read the Boston Globe’s article on the Lynch Family Skatepark construction.

April 22, 2015 – Happy Earth Day! Be sure to join us at our drop-in trash pickup site for the 16th Annual Charles River Cleanup this Saturday, 4/25, from 9am – 12pm, and then head over to Herter Park for a thank you picnic!

April 22, 2015 – Read the Conservancy’s press release about construction of the Lynch Family Skatepark and watch an animated rendering of what the completed skatepark will look like.

April 15, 2015 – The Conservancy is seeking a versatile and enthusiastic Special Assistant to the President, in support of the President’s public communications, fundraising, and organizational leadership roles. Read the full job description here.

April 1, 2015 – The Charles River Conservancy is seeking an energetic, organized and enthusiastic Sunday Parkland Games Coordinator to organize and conduct our weekly Sunday Parkland Games this summer. Read more about this position on our job listings 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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