Park Serve Day in Massachusetts Brings out thousands of Volunteers

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(Photos from the Boston Harbor Islands cleanup)

Thousands of volunteers from state and municipal government, colleges and universities, and cities and towns across the Commonwealth came out for the 10th annual Park Serve Day.

Organized by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the all-day cleanup took place at over 40 parks across the state, including state parks and beaches, coastline walkways, hiking trails, cemeteries, islands, reservoirs and ponds.

Governor Charlie Baker said that Park Service Day “is an incredible opportunity for state government to partner with the public in an effort to benefit us all. By working together, generations of people will truly benefit from this worthwhile event.”
See below the list of events taking place.

Boston Region
• Alewife Reservation, Cambridge
• Charles River Reservation, Boston
• Patten’s Cove, Dorchester Shores Reservation, Dorchester
• Pleasure Bay, Farragut Park, South Boston
• Dorchester Greenway, Pope John Paul Park, Dorchester
• Mystic River Reservation, MacDonald Park, Medford
• Neponset River Walk, Quincy
• Southwest Corridor, South End, Boston

Northern Region
• Breakheart Reservation, Saugus
• Cochituate State Park, Natick
• Callahan Park, Framingham
• Halibut Point State Park, Rockport
• Harold Parker State Forest, N. Andover
• Marshview Park, Lynn
• Maudslay State Park
• Middlesex Fells Reservation at Flynn Rink/Money Hill, Medford
• Lynn/Nahant Beach at Lynn Shores Reservation, Nahant
• Red Rock Park at Lynn Shores Reservation, Lynn
• Revere Beach Reservation, Revere
• Riverfront State Park, Lawrence
• Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury (2- day event: April 30 and May 1)
• Victorian Garden and Mack Plaza, Lowell

Central Region
• Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, Uxbridge
• Otter River State Forest, Baldwinville
• Leominster State Forest, Westminster
• Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell
• Moore State Park, Paxton
• Douglas State Forest, Douglas

Southeastern Region
• Blue Hills Reservation at Houghton’s Pond, Milton
• Blue Hills Reservation, Broderick Stable, Milton
• Brookwood Farm, Milton
• F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, Foxboro
• Georges Island, Leaves from Long Wharf
• Gateway Park, Hingham
• Massasoit State Park, Taunton
• Myles Standish State Forest, South Carver
• Nickerson State Park and Cape Cod Rail Trail, Brewster
• Scusset Beach State Reservation, Bourne
• Shea Park, Horsehoe Park, Quincy
• Waquoit Bay Reserve, Waquoit
• Webb Memorial State Park, Weymouth

Western Region
• Chicopee State Park, Chicopee
• Great Falls Discovery Center, Montague
• Norwottuck Rail Trail, Hadley
• Savoy Mountain State Forest, Savoy
• Pittsfield State Forest, Pittsfield\

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Leo Roy, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit