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


VOLUNTEER WITH US! We offer volunteer opportunities for companies, groups, and individuals throughout the year. Make a difference in the park!

WE’RE HIRING! We are seeking a part-time, paid Video Production and Events Assistant and a Summer Programs Assistant. Learn more

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! Are you looking to plan an event on the Esplanade? Reach out to Kelsey Pramik, Marketing & Events Manager:

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Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

For the first time, “Boston’s Most Beautiful 5K” will take place on a Sunday morning! Join a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers for the 2018 Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. To register, or for more details, visit

Moondance Gala 2018

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 the Esplanade Association will host our annual Moondance Gala! The evening brings together the Boston community and beyond to celebrate our treasured park and lend support to the Esplanade’s continued growth and vibrant future. Learn more. 

Announcing the 2017 Annual Report

On behalf of the board and staff of the Esplanade Association, we sincerely thank you for making 2017 an impactful year for the Esplanade! Learn more about our significant accomplishments last year in the 2017 Annual Report.

2018 Group Volunteer Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Volunteer Days on the Esplanade. Do you want to build your team while caring for the Esplanade? Sign up your company or business to volunteer with us! If you’re interested in scheduling a volunteer event on the Esplanade for your company or group in 2018, please email Micah Jasny at

New Park Map and Information Coming Soon

You may have noticed foundations being installed at park entrances for new welcome signs (rendering below). In early 2018, signs providing a detailed park map and information will be installed on the foundations. This is part of a larger Esplanade Park Signage Plan aimed at improving the visitor experience and creating a safer, more easily navigable park system. Learn more.

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a 100% privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain the natural green space, and build community by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.

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