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


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Esplanade 2017 in Review

2017 was an amazing year for the Charles River Esplanade, as well the Esplanade Association! With your support, we had one of our best years ever in the Park. Learn more in our 2017 Year in Review blog post

New Park map and information coming soon

You may have noticed foundations being installed at Park entrances for new welcome signs (rendering below). In early 2018, signs providing a detailed Park map and information will be installed on the foundations. This is part of a larger Esplanade Park Signage Plan aimed at improving the visitor experience and creating a safer, more easily navigable park system. Learn more.

Stunning video about Patterned Behavior

Patterned Behavior (2017) by Silvia Lopez Chavez is a new art mural commissioned by the Esplanade Association and curated and produced by Now + There. Using stunning footage, this video produced by Above Summit provides a look at the creation of the mural, and places it in its context in the heart of Boston. Love public art? Support our work here

Michael J. Nichols joins EA as Executive Director

Please welcome Michael J. Nichols, an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional who joined the Esplanade Association on November 29 as our new Executive Director! 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 had a blast!! What a great day. I have never walked the Charles. It was so nice.”

-An A-to-Z Esplanade Scavenger Hunt participant