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


NOTICE: SOLitude Lake Management will be in the Park this September treating invasive phragmites. Learn more.

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

And “Meet the High School Interns”— get to know our summer high school interns, Camella, Michael and Thierno.

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.

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.

Moondance After Dark

Moondance After Dark is the late night party portion of the annual Moondance Gala. After Dark guests enjoy cocktails, late night bites and dessert while dancing to music spun by DJ Chris Roxx. Get your tickets!

Moondance Gala 2017

As the only tented black-tie event held on the Esplanade, the Moondance Gala is like no other. Please join us on September 23, 2017. Purchase individual tickets or sponsor a table.

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

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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“Yoga on the Esplanade is a magical experience. The trees lend us their shade and the breezes gently cool us as we practice together in community. The fresh air invites us to breathe a little deeper and the blue sky helps us to relax a little more. To be surrounded by all that vibrant green, as the sun sets over the Charles River is truly a transcendent experience—and one that every Bostonian should try.”

– Sara DiVello, Author, Yoga Teacher, 4 year leader of Yoga on the Esplanade