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


NOTICE: SOLitude Lake Management was in the Park on Sept 28th treating invasive phragmites. Learn more.

NEW BLOG POST: “What’s in that tank?” — learn about our compost tea program!

EVENTS ON THE ESPLANADE: As a reminder, the Esplanade Association does not have the authority to permit events on the Esplanade. Please contact the Department of Conservation and Recreation for all event requests.

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Making life better on the Esplanade.

Join us for the Canine Promenade

The Canine Promenade is a 1/2 mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, held on Oct. 22nd. Enter your dog to compete or join us as a spectator! Learn more

A-to-Z Esplanade Scavenger Hunt

On Nov. 4th, bring your friends, families, and coworkers on a guided scavenger hunt through the Esplanade for the chance to win prizes. Register here.

Moondance Gala 2017

The annual Moondance Gala, hosted on Saturday, September 23rd, was a beautiful evening filled with friends and neighbors who came to support the Park. Together we raised over $980,000 for the Esplanade. We sincerely thank everyone who helped make this possible.

Announcing “Patterned Behavior” Art Mural

Along with curator, Now + There and local artist Silvia Lopez Chavez, the Esplanade Association is proud to present a bold new temporary mural. Learn more.

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 really wanted to bring color, vibrancy, and energy to this section of the Esplanade. This section of the bike path used to be plagued by graffiti, which caused people to rush through it.”

– Jessica Crimmins, Interim Executive Director, EA, about the “Patterned Behavior” Art Mural