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


On April 29, 2017, the Esplanade Association hosted 428 volunteers who removed 210 bags of trash from the park at the annual Charles River Clean-up.

Esplanade 5K registration is nearly sold out! Join us on May 18 for a sunset run.

Are you curious about invasive insects in New England? Read all about them on our blog.

In March, the Esplanade Association hosted our first volunteer event of 2017. Learn more about how your group can help the parklands.

As a reminder, the Esplanade Association does not have the authority to permit events on the Esplanade. Contact the Department of Conservation and Recreation for all event requests.

Planting for Spring: Esplanade staff and volunteers planted 42,000 bulbs in the park this fall. Be on the lookout for them to bloom!

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Making life better on the Esplanade.

Buy-A-Bulb for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, surprise your mom by planting flowers on the Charles River Esplanade in her honor.  This unique gift will help to beautify your beloved park and is something that you can visit and enjoy together for years to come. In acknowledgement of your donation, you or the person(s) you are honoring will receive an e-card from the Esplanade Association indicating the number of bulbs planted and the date of the gift. Learn more

Discover the Esplanade

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

Volunteer with us in 2017

Registration is currently full for the 2017 Charles River Cleanup, but 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.

Save the Date- Moondance Gala 2017

The Esplanade Association’s annual Moondance Gala is our organization’s largest and most elegant fundraiser. We hope that you will be a part of the 2017 Moondance Gala and join us in our mission to make life better on the Esplanade. Please save the date of September 23, 2017.

For more gala information and sponsorship opportunities please contact Tani Marinovich at 617.227.0365 x403.

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is an independent 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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I just wanted to follow up after our volunteering through the Kilachand Honors College this morning to say thank you for hosting us! We had a great time, and we were amazed at the difference all that leaf raking made
Nicky Eleuteri, EA volunteer