U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District Recreation Sites Mask Policy

The mask policy at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District recreation sites and facilities is based on local and state-specific guidance and requirements. Visitors to our parks and facilities need to ensure they are following the latest applicable local and state guidance.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees October 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. 

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New England News Releases

USACE Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton to open for recreation season May 28
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, will open for the season on May 28, 2022.Amenities at the USACE owned and...
USACE New England District unveils new Buffumville Lake Park automated fee machine
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that a new automated fee machine at Buffumville Lake Park in Charlton, Massachusetts, will expandpayment options for visitors...
USACE releases 2022 online brochure highlighting recreation opportunities throughout New England
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District recently released its online recreation brochure highlighting recreational opportunities at USACE projects, the Cape Cod Canal, and federal...
Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Senior Contracting NCO benefits from unique USACE experience
When Senior Contracting NCO MSG Shantae Allen was asked to describe her recent assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM), the first word that came to...
Center Hill Lake hosts 6th annual shoreline cleanup with community partners
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2022) – Volunteers from Tennessee Technical University’s fishing team, student veteran organization (SVO), and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, along with the...
Inside Caven Point: The People Who Get The Job Done
Tucked away, yet surrounded by residential apartments sits a facility overlooking New York and New Jersey Harbor. The state-of-the-art building plays a key role in ensuring the safe navigation of...

Yankee Engineer


Rat Race participants paddle down the Miller River.  Tully Lake and Birch Hill Dam performed water releases for the popular local race.  200 paddlers participated and 500 spectators watched the event.
Clean up work at the Hatheway & Patterson Superfun site in Foxborough/Mansfield, Massachusetts, December 6, 2009.  The completed project was recently taken off the EPA's National Priorities List.
Cape Cod Canal Park Ranger Elisa Carey hosts a leaf presentation for the Junior Ranger Program.
West Hill Dam Park Rangers Ron Woodall and Viola Bramel speak to a student during a local fair.  West Hill Dam Junior Rangers who visit Corps Educational Booths or attend interpretative programs at the dam receive credit towards graduation.
Siberian Husky team running in the Fun Run at Franklin Falls Dam.
Aerial View of the restoration work at Bird Island in Massachusetts.
Engineers Week 2017
The New England District Ranger Color Guard pass over the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts during the town’s Patriot’s Day  parade, April 17, 2017.
Dredging operations at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.
Cleanup at the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project in November 2009.