Charles River Reservation
1175A Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02116
State Park: Bike, Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Playground, Walk, Water Sports
DCR’s Charles River Reservation is a linear park stretching from Boston Harbor up the river for 20 miles. The lower half of the reservation, from downtown Boston to the Watertown Dam, is the Charles River Basin, which includes the Esplanade on the Boston side. The basin abuts the campuses of MIT, Boston University and Harvard. The Upper Charles River section of the Reservation begins at Watertown Square and meanders to Riverdale Park in West Roxbury.