Join Charles River Watershed Association for its second Free Fun Friday on July 12th at DCR's Herter Park! There will be music, food, and free activities throughout the day. Charles River Watershed Association’s Free Fun Friday is sponsored by the Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation and the Highland Street Foundation, and is a part of the foundation's Free Fun Friday summer program
Participants will have the chance to enjoy a myriad of events at Free Fun Friday on the Charles with the Charles River Watershed Association. Families have access to free canoeing and kayaking lessons with Paddle Boston, and will even be able to try their hand at fishing! Children can enjoy storytime in the shade and free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, and will be able to get their hands dirty with Bootstrap Composting. There will be hands-on science demonstrations led by CRWA's aquatic scientist and science team about invasive plants, pollution, and watersheds. There will also be a cultural aspect, hosted by the Friends of Herter Park Ampitheater, who will lead everyone in sing-a-longs and dancing. Participants will have a few food trucks to choose from for lunch options and are welcome to pack their own food along for a picnic by the river. There's so much to do on the beloved Charles River, and so little time on a Friday!
If you're interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out the form below!
Paddle along the Charles River in the Historic Lakes District and enjoy a scenic water adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for blue heron, turtles, ducks and other wildlife. Children must be accompanied by an adult (see below). Free hour long rentals.
The waiver forms for individuals who will be participating in water activities can be found below. If your guardian will not be present please bring filled out. Please be aware of these underage requirements:
Enjoy learning from our Aquatic Scientist, Lisa Kumpf, with hands on science experiments on the Charles River. Learn the tools that scientists use to measure and study the Charles River. Identify insects and bugs that live in the river, test water temperature and measure stream depth and flow at science stations throughout the park.
Learn to fish from an experienced fisherman on the banks of the Charles River.
Gather under the shade for storytime, yard games. theater lessons, music and more. Enjoy ice cream and food from two amazing food trucks.
At Charles River Watershed Association we protect and restore the Charles River through science, advocacy, urban design and education. We restore the Charles River for fish and wildlife, recreation and for future generations. Your support helps us expand our education and advocacy programs and helps us continue our cutting edge field science program. Please consider making a gift today.