Department Of Conservation And Recreation

Moose Swimming in Quabbin Reservoir (Mass DCR)

Moose Goes For Swim In Belchertown’s Quabbin Reservoir

Tuesday’s heat proved to be too much for one local moose, who decided to go for a swim in the Quabbin Reservoir Spillway.

07/29/2015

(WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl At DCR Pool Pleads Not Guilty

A Watertown man charged with assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Department of Conservation and Recreation swimming pool in Waltham pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Monday.

07/13/2015

Connors Memorial Swimming Pool in Waltham. (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl At DCR Pool In Waltham

State Police say a Watertown man has been charged with assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Department of Conservation and Recreation swimming pool in Waltham on Saturday.

07/11/2015

(Photo credit: Duxbury Fire Department)

DCR Pools, Beaches Open On Time Despite Lifeguard Shortage

Despite a lifeguard shortage threatening to close many state pools and beaches, the Department of Conservation and Recreation opened venues for swimming throughout the state on Saturday.

06/27/2015

(Photo credit: Duxbury Fire Department)

Massachusetts DCR Scrambling To Fill Hundreds Of Lifeguard Positions

Massachusetts officials are trying to fill hundreds of vacant lifeguard positions before the summer season gets in full swing.

06/12/2015

Revere Beach (Credit: DCR)

List Of DCR-Run Ocean & Saltwater Beaches In Mass.

Is there anything better than the ocean breeze on a hot and humid day? Those who answered “no” will want to read on. Here is a list of all of the DCR-run saltwater beaches in Massachusetts.

CBS Boston–06/24/2013

Artesani Wading Pool, Brighton (Credit: DCR)

List Of Free DCR-Run Pools & Spray Decks In Massachusetts

Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or just looking for a place to hang out, Massachusetts has plenty of pools you can use for free.

CBS Boston–06/24/2013

Boathouse on the Charles River.

Businesses Score Dream Leases At Taxpayers’ Expense

Whether it’s a boathouse on the Charles River, or a small private yacht club in Quincy, they have two things in common: They both sit on state property, and they have a deal at taxpayer’s expense.

05/21/2012

Great Brook Farm Ice Cream stand in Carlisle.

DCR Shuts Down Popular Carlisle Ice Cream Stand

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has shut down a popular ice cream stand and now the community is looking for answers.

05/15/2012

Revere Beach

Warnings Posted Over High Bacteria Counts At Some North Shore Beaches

People trying to beat the heat at Revere Beach and two other popular North Shore beaches are being advised against swimming because of unusually high bacterial counts.

07/22/2011

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