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DCR FREE MassPark Pass Program

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181 Hillman St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 961-3015

DCR ParksPass Program

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The citizens of Massachusetts own nearly a half million acres of protected open space. The MassPark Pass Program is designed to get families exploring the Commonwealth’s parks to experience all that the state has to offer for great outdoor activities. We encourage you to experience your parks system by creating a fun, family adventure. Relax at your beaches. Go camping under the stars. Take a bike ride along your hundreds of miles of winding trails. Visit a historic landmark.No matter where you live, there’s a DCR park or other cultural or recreational facility literally in your backyard.

What is the Park Pass? The Park pass entitles the bearer to FREE parking for ONE vehicle at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee (Excludes Buses or vans).

The McCoy Rec Center has one (1) park pass available to Loan out to any New Bedford Resident. Simply Reserve it online at or in person at the McCoy Rec Center when you would like to use it. You may log onto for more information.

MassPark Pass Lending Through New Bedford Parks & Recreation:

To borrow the ParksPass, You must be a member of the McCoy Rec Center.

This ParksPass should be borrowed and returned to the New Bedford Parks & Recreation Department.

New Bedford Parks & Recreation requires a copy of your license to be kept for our records when lending the ParksPass.

Passes can be borrowed for 1 day and then should be returned to the New Bedford Parks and Recreation Department. 

We encourage you to visit the Department of Conservation & Recreation website for more information about MassParks facilities:

We encourage you to use social media to share your park experiences @MassDCR using the hashtag #FindYourPark.