DCR Reopens Parks, Ponds, Beaches After Tropical Storm Irene
Blue Hills is back open to the public.
Following Tropical Storm Irene, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is taking steps to reopen its campgrounds, facilities, parks, day use areas and waterfronts: As of today, approximately 80 day use areas (these include parks, beaches, and related facilities) and 16 campgrounds have reopened. This includes the Blue Hills in Canton. Due to downed trees, loss of power and inability to access facilities, approximately 45 DCR facilities will remain closed until further notice. DCR staff is working steadily to reopen these sites, however visitors and campers are advised to consult DCR’s website for status updates.
To view reopened parks and updates please visit DCR’s website at: www.mass.gov/dcr/DCR_Irene_Updates.htm
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 Edward M. Lambert Jr., 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 www.mass.gov/dcr. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.