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


JOIN US ON THE ESPLANADE! We have an exciting line-up of events throughout the Fall. View the full calendar.

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

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Run Boston with TEAM ESPLANADE

TEAM ESPLANADE runners will play a part in Boston’s proudest sporting tradition by committing to run the 2019 Boston Marathon in support of the Esplanade Association. Through your passion and dedication, you will help maintain and improve Boston’s iconic riverside park—a beloved training route for thousands of Marathon runners each year! Learn more. 

Share Your Feedback on Pathway Safety

Like many trail systems around the nation, the Esplanade has experienced the typical challenges and safety concerns that come when multiple active user groups convene within a limited right-of-way. The Esplanade Association, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, has hired Nelson\Nygaard as a project consultant to develop an Esplanade Pathway Safety and Improvement Plan.

Are you interested in providing feedback on pathway safety? Share your thoughts with us by taking a brief survey.

8th Annual Canine Promenade

A Boston dog lover’s favorite, the Canine Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlight the Esplanade as a resource for dog owners, and celebrate the Fall season.

In addition to the costume parade, there will be a variety of games, demos, and giveaways for attendees to enjoy, as well as goody bags for all attendees, provided by Pawsh Dog Boutique. All dogs must be registered to be eligible to receive a goody bag and prizes. Spectators are welcome! Register your dog. 

PUMA Bootcamp Pop-Up

Due to inclement weather, the PUMA Bootcamp Pop-Up has been postponed to Thursday October 25 at 5:30pm and the location has changed to Fiedler Field on the Esplanade. We hope to see you there! This class will be a combination of high intensity running drills, bodyweight bootcamp moves and a bit of Pilates and yoga flow to finish.

Get fit with us!

Owl’s Nest Esplanade

This summer, we were thrilled to announce a new partnership with Everett-based Night Shift Brewing and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to open the Owl’s Nest: The Esplanade Beer Garden. A portion of the profit on beer, wine, and cider from this beer garden will benefit the Esplanade Association and our work in the park.

The Owl’s Nest is officially OPEN to the public. Hours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s family and dog friendly! 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 its natural green space, and build community in the park 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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