Posts Tagged ‘DCR’

After more than a decade of committed advocacy, ground was officially broken at the future site of the Lynch Family Skatepark today. Despite gusty winds and heavy rainfall, the event was attended by an impressive collection of public officials, skateboarders, BMX riders, and inline skaters, as well as skateboarding legends Tony Alva and Christian Hosoa. […]

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Spend the summer outdoors with your family at the Great Park Pursuit! This summer-long event is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style team exploration of Massachusetts’ state parks, from Bash Bish Falls to Halibut Point. All you have to do is check out either the DCR’s state park maps or its calendar of events, pick six to attend, photograph yourself at a park with […]

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After a long, snowy winter, the first green shoots of spring are starting to pop up. In homes across the Commonwealth, families are shaking off the cobwebs, throwing open their windows, and welcoming the return of sunnier days. And just as families are planning for spring cleaning, so is the Department of Conservation and Recreation. […]

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The Charles River Dam locks will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning tomorrow at 7am. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced that work will continue on the locks until 4pm on Wednesday, December 12. The locks serve as a popular conduit for joggers, cyclists and pedestrians crossing between Cambridge and Boston. Pedestrians who […]

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced its Partnership Matching Funds program for 2013. These grants are a great way to leverage local enthusiasm for a particular environmental project, and I encourage anyone with a passion for the environment to come up with a project and apply. To be eligible, projects must improve existing […]

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As reported by the Beacon Hill Times, the latest plans for the largest skatepark in New England were recently unveiled. The new, 40,000-square-foot Charles River Skatepark  represents a group effort by the Charles River Conservancy, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Action Sports Design/Santec, a California-based company that specializes in the construction of skateparks. […]

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