Sunday Parkland Games


Photo Credit: Topher Baldwin, CRC

Thanks to everyone who made the 2015 Sunday Parkland Games so memorable!


Check back soon for information about the 2016 season.


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. In 2014, we were joined by Olympia Fencing Center, who provided demonstrations with six of their fencing members.

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.


For more information and updates, please sign up for the Conservancy’s e-newsletter, email, or call 617.608.1410.


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!