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


SAVE THE DATE: Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 28th this year. We hope you will choose to support the Esplanade Association!

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.

Please show your support by year end

The Esplanade Association will be hosting our Annual Gift drive through December 31, 2017. Please join as a member, renew your membership, or make a tax-deductible gift before year end. Every dollar you give demonstrates how much you love and use the Esplanade. New members will receive a copy of our Esplanade map in the mail as a thank you!

Michael Nichols to become Executive Director

The Board of Directors for the Esplanade Association has announced the selection of Michael J. Nichols as the organization’s Executive Director. Nichols, an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional will begin at the Esplanade Association on November 29. Learn more

Complete your own Scavenger Hunt!

Were you disappointed to miss the A-to-Z Scavenger Hunt? Complete your own, using our new map brochure and our A-to-Z Esplanade Scavenger Hunt guidelines!

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.

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