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


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

We’re Hiring: The Esplanade Association is seeking a full-time Director of Operations. Learn more

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.

Esplanade Roots Showing at Fete Esplanade Association celebrates 15 years at the 2016 Moondance Gala.

Esplanade Moondance Gala: On September 24 the Esplanade Association will host the annual Moondance Gala.

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

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

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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Celebrating 15 Years

It’s amazing to think that in just 15 years, we have been able to transform the Esplanade from a state of disrepair to a world class park. The Esplanade Association was created in 2001, by an incredible group of Bostonians, who shared the belief that by investing in our parks, trees, and green spaces we could strengthen our community and enhance our quality of life. Learn more.

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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