Massachusetts boasts hundreds of state parks that enable us to enjoy nature, recreation, history and culture. We’re launching a storytelling campaign to learn what you love about Massachusetts state parks. Please click below to share your story including videos, photos or audio files. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, park regular, or frequent volunteer, we are eager to hear why your state park matters to you.

Each week, we will spotlight select stories and a few lucky participants will win a year-long Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) MassParks Pass!

We can’t wait to hear your story.

Have questions or want to submit your story via email? Contact us at

Share your MA park story via the above link and attach your photos, videos, or audio files.

Support Our Parks Campaign Today!

Click here to read the submission guidelines

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • What do you love about this park?
  • What are your concerns about this park?
  • What are your dreams for this park?

Looking for some more inspiration? See below for a few submission examples.

“Massachusetts is a special place, in large part because of its beautiful natural resources. We cherish the times we got to spend with our daughter Anna at the beach and at Massachusetts’ forests and farmland. It’s important that all our children have clean, safe and accessible parks to play in. I hope to see environmental agencies like DCR adequately funded.” – Josh, formerly of Somerville

Special thanks to the Solomon Foundation: A Greener Greater Boston for their contribution to this campaign and to our campaign partners the Appalachian Mountain Club and Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientist (MOSES)

Disclaimer: By submitting your story including text, images, video and/or audio content, you agree to allow ELM to use and edit the multimedia for the organization’s materials, digital feeds, publications and non profit promotional materials. By submitting content and checking the submission form box, you certify that the multimedia submitted were produced by you and that you have not used part or all of an image, video or audio taken or owned by another individual, organization, or corporation. You also certify that you have the permission of any people who are recognizable in the photo or video. ELM agrees not to transfer, license or sell reproduction rights for your content or use for commercial purposes.