Park Management

Working in Partnership

The Esplanade Association is a dynamic and collaborative organization that works as a primary partner with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to ensure the Charles River Esplanade is a world class park.

Department of Conservation and Recreation

The DCR is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds. To find out more visit DCR’s website.

DCR Mission

To protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources.

Contact DCR:

Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114-2104

DCR Main Phone: 617-626-1250
DCR Main Fax: 617-626-1351
E-Mail: mass.parks@state.ma.us