Since 2001 the Esplanade Association has been the catalyst for over $28M in park improvements


We’re Hiring: The Esplanade Association is seeking a Seasonal Horticulturalist. Learn more

Esplanade 5K Registration now open! On May 18th join us for a sunset run.

Pedestrian and Bike Traffic Diverted as Boston’s backyard gets some TLC. Tree Pruning on the Esplanade starts next week!

New EA Board Chair: Esplanade Association is proud to name Alexi Conine as our new Board Chair beginning in 2017.

Esplanade Dogs Calendar: Our “Dogs of the Esplanade” 2017 wall calendar is now available for purchase on our website! Get your calendar now.

Volunteer Spotlight: Esplanade Association would like to recognize Boston Cares for their outstanding volunteer efforts this year.

Planting for Spring: Esplanade staff and volunteers planted 42,000 bulbs in the park this fall.

Canine Promenade Photos: View Boston Magazine’s photos and coverage from the 2016 Canine Promenade.

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On behalf of the Greater Boston community, the Esplanade Association works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River Esplanade.




Give the gift of pollinator plants on the Esplanade!  Your donation will help the create lush and diverse habitat for our imperiled pollinators while beautifying the Park for you and your loved ones for years to come. Learn more

Discover the Esplanade

No matter the season, there are always plenty of ways to enjoy the Esplanade! Explore the park ammenities and read about some of the most popular park activities that you can enjoy right now. Learn more

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Charles River Cleanup

The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup  is the largest single-day river cleanup in the country – inviting over 3,000 volunteers to come together and clean the park lands surrounding the Charles River! Registration is  currently full for the 2017 Charles River Cleanup. Please contact Micah Jasny ( or 617-227-0365; Ext. 407) if you’d like to set up a separate volunteer event for some time this year.

Your Investment Makes a Difference in the Park

With your support, 2016 was an amazing year to experience the Charles River Esplanade. We have great plans for 2017, but what we can accomplish depends on you.  Your gift today is an important investment in the future of the Esplanade.  Please support the Esplanade by making a tax-deductible donation before December 31st. Donate Now.

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Read our 2015 Annual Report

Thanks to you it was a very good year. With your support, in 2015 we were able to raise funds to continue to improve and transform the Esplanade. The work that we have done together has helped to improve the park visitor experience and protect the precious natural environment of our park. Read our Annual Report to learn more about all that we have accomplished.

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“Teaching on the Esplanade is an incredibly special experience – to be outside in this carefully protected green space within the city but surrounded by nature, under the great blue sky, breathing the fresh summer air as the sun sets over the Charles – is truly transformational. We can all breathe a little deeper, let go a little more, and connect more deeply because we’re outside in this beautiful setting.”
— Sara DiVello, Yoga instructor