Who’s In Charge Around Here?

The parks and conservation areas described on this website are owned and managed by a variety of organizations, both public and private.  In addition, many properties have advocacy groups that work to maintain and enhance them.  This page lists the organizations involved with each property.  Click on a name in the first column to open the property page on this website.  Click on an organization’s name to open its website.

Property # and
Name on this Website
Official Property NameOwnerSupport Organization
1 Norumbega ParkNorumbega Park Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Paddle Boston
Canoe and kayak rental operator
617-965-5110
2 Auburndale Park and Flowed MeadowAuburndale Playground (The Cove)Parks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Flowed Meadow Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Forest Grove ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
3 Charles River Path –
Galen Street
Upper Charles River ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
4 Charles River Path –
Bridge Street
Upper Charles River ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
5 Dolan PondDolan Pond Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Friends of Dolan Pond
dolanpond@aol.com
6 Avery WoodsAvery WoodsParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
7 Edmands ParkEdmands ParkParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Friends of Edmands Park
8 Newton Commonwealth Golf CourseNewton Commonwealth Golf CourseCity of NewtonNewton Commonwealth Golf Course
course operator
617-630-1971
9 Chestnut Hill ReservationChestnut Hill ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-5290
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
reservoir operator
617-242-6000
10 Hunnewell Woods and ParkHunnewell PlaygroundParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Hunnewell Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
11 Awtrey DellAwtrey DellNewton Conservators
12 Newton Cemetery & ArboretumNewton Cemetery & ArboretumNewton Cemetery Corporation
617-332-0047
13 Bullough’s PondBullough’s PondParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Bullough’s Pond Association
14 Cold Spring ParkCold Spring ParkParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Friends of Cold Spring Park
15 Crystal LakeCrystal LakeParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Crystal Lake Conservancy

Friends of Crystal Lake
16 Ordway ParkOrdway ParkNewton Conservators
17 Cochituate and
Sudbury Aqueducts
Cochituate AqueductCity of Newton
Sudbury AqueductMassachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
617-242-6000
18 Webster Woods and
Hammond Pond
Webster Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Friends of Webster Woods
Hammond Pond ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-333-7404
19 Houghton GardenHoughton GardenConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Chestnut Hill Garden Club
20 Leo J. Martin Golf Course and Riverside ParkLeo J. Martin Golf CourseMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
781-894-4903
Weston Ski Track
21 Hemlock Gorge and Echo BridgeHemlock Gorge ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-333-7407
Friends of Hemlock Gorge
Echo BridgeMassachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
617-242-6000
22 Mary Hunnewell Fyffe FootbridgeMary Hunnewell Fyffe FootbridgeMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
23 Upper Falls RiverwalkUpper Falls RiverwalkConservation Commission
617-796-1152
24 Kennard Park and Conservation AreaKennard ParkParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Friends of Kennard Park
Kennard Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
25 Lost Pond Sanctuary and Skyline ParkLost Pond ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-333-7404
Lost Pond SanctuaryBrookline Parks and Open Space
617-730-2088
Brookline Conservation Land Trust
617-383-4643
Skyline ParkBrookline Parks and Open Space
617-879-5650
26 Sawmill BrookSawmill Brook Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
27 Oak Hill PathwayOak Hill PathwayConservation Commission
617-796-1152
28 Oakdale WoodsOakdale Woods Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
29 Frank Barney and Martin Conservation AreasFrank Barney Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Martin Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
30 Nahanton ParkNahanton ParkParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Friends of Nahanton Park
31 Cutler ParkCutler Park ReservationMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-698-1802
32 Helen Heyn RiverwayHelen Heyn Riverway Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
33 Brook Farm Historic SiteBrook Farm Historic SiteMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-698-1802
34 Millennium ParkMillennium ParkBoston Parks and Recreation
617-635-4505
35 Upper Falls GreenwayUpper Falls GreenwayParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Upper Falls Greenway
36 Newton Community FarmNewton Community FarmNewton Community Farm
Farm operator
617-916-9655
Newton Farm Commission
Land owner
37 Charles River Path – Quinobequin RoadCharles River Path – Quinobequin RoadMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
Friends of the Quinobequin
38 Dexter WoodsDexter WoodsNewton Conservators
39 Kesseler WoodsKesseler Woods Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
40 Heartbreak Hill Park at Waban Hill ReservoirHeartbreak Hill Park at Waban Hill ReservoirParks, Recreation, and Culture
617-796-1500
Friends of Heartbreak Hill Park at Waban Hill Reservoir
41 Wilson Conservation Lands – Bracebridge RoadWilson Conservation AreaConservation Commission
617-796-1152
Andree D. Wilson TreewayNewton Conservators
Conservation restriction holder
42 Riverside GreenwayBlue Heron TrailMA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
617-727-1058
Riverside Greenway Working Group