Sunday Parkland Games


2014 Sunday Parkland Games:

June 22nd-September 28th

*On September 21st, the Sunday Parkland Games will be running from 2:30-5pm because Riversing will be taking place on the parklands.

Each summer since 2009, the Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in partnership with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, has offered free Sunday games on the banks of the Charles River along Memorial Drive by the Weeks Footbridge in Cambridge.  The games are scheduled in the late afternoon June through September.

The Conservancy strives to provide recreational and play activities where community members can enjoy the river and the parklands in healthy, active, and innovative ways.  CRC partners with Knucklebones, a local athletic and events company, to implement the program.  They provide equipment and instruction for a variety of games—from bocce to beanbag toss, from basketball to badminton.  There are hula-hoops and jump ropes, and from 5pm to 6pm, Cambridge-based Karma Yoga Studio conducts a one-hour yoga class. The game equipment is sized for children as young as 3 up to adults.

CRC’s Sunday Parkland Games actively engage community members of all ages to enjoy the Charles River and the parklands.  All activities are free of charge and the program does not require registration – anyone can attend, and all are welcome to participate.

New addition: Beginning on Sunday, August 3rd and continuing weekly until September 28th, Olympia Fencing Center will be doing demonstrations with six of their fencing members.  Stop by and see these athletes performing!


For more information, please email or call 617.608.1410. Weekly updates and weather cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page.


When you support the Sunday Parkland Games, you are investing in fitness and recreation opportunities for children and families—giving them access to athletic equipment and instruction that they might not experience otherwise. Please make a gift to the Conservancy today!