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


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Play the Giving Tree Online Auction

As the holiday season approaches, you are likely looking for unique gifts for friends and family or ways to treat yourself amidst the stress of travel and event hosting. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Play the Giving Tree Online Auction for the chance to win airline flights, Bruins and Celtics tickets, gift cards to local restaurants, and so much more! Browse all the exciting prizes

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. 

An Inspiring First Season of GroundBeat

This year, we were pleased to introduce GroundBeat: The Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series of diverse, carefully-curated, intimate musical performances. Every GroundBeat event was hosted with a local partner, including BAMS Fest, Kadence Arts, Celebrity Series, Afrobeat Fit, and Masary Studios. Our most sincere thanks go out to The Boston Foundation for making this series possible!

Support the Esplanade

As the days grow shorter and the weather cools, our certified Horticulturists and volunteers have begun the process of planting thousands of bulbs along the 3.3 miles of the Esplanade in anticipation of Spring. This is also a time of transition when we grow increasingly grateful for the verdant gardens and majestic trees we have enjoyed all summer that now require our care to survive the harsh winter days. Will you join us to support our mission and these critical Horticulture efforts?

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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