Each year, the Esplanade Association invests over $1,000,000 in the Park.


WE’RE HERE TO HELP! Are you looking to plan an event on the Esplanade? Reach out to Kelsey Pramik, Marketing and Events Manager, and she can give you a hand: 617-227-0365 x406 or

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Make a purchase at Valentino on Newbury Street now through Dec 14th and mention the Esplanade Association, and Valentino will donate a portion of their sales to our organization. Thank you for your support!

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Making life better on the Esplanade.

Stunning video about “Patterned Behavior”

Patterned Behavior (2017) by Silvia Lopez Chavez is a new art mural commissioned by the Esplanade Association and curated and produced by Now + There. Using stunning footage, this video produced by Above Summit provides a look at the creation of the mural, and places it in its context in the heart of Boston. Love public art? Support our work here

Please show your support by year end

The Esplanade Association will be hosting our Annual Gift drive through December 31, 2017. Please join as a member, renew your membership, or make a tax-deductible gift before year end. Every dollar you give demonstrates how much you love and use the Esplanade. New members will receive a copy of our Esplanade map in the mail as a thank you!

Michael J. Nichols joins EA as Executive Director

Please welcome Michael J. Nichols, an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional who joined the Esplanade Association on November 29 as our new Executive Director! Learn more

Complete your own Scavenger Hunt!

Were you disappointed to miss the A-to-Z Scavenger Hunt? Complete your own, using our new map brochure and our A-to-Z Esplanade Scavenger Hunt guidelines!

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, preserve natural green space, and build community by providing educational, cultural and recreational programs for everyone.

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“We had a blast!! What a great day. I have never walked the Charles. It was so nice.”

-An A-to-Z Esplanade Scavenger Hunt participant