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


WE’RE HIRING! We are currently hiring a Seasonal Horticulturist, Summer Programs Assistant, and a Mission Advancement Officer. Explore our current openings.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! Are you looking to plan an event on the Esplanade? Reach out to Kelsey Pramik, Marketing and Events Manager, and she can give you a hand: 617-227-0365 x406 or

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Esplanade Association Annual Meeting

Please join us for park update followed by a talk from Charlie McCabe, Executive Director at the Center for City Park Excellence on Current Trends in Public-Private Park Management! RSVP for the Annual Meeting.

2018 Group Volunteer Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Volunteer Days on the Esplanade. Do you want to build your team while caring for the Esplanade? Sign up your company or business to volunteer with us! If you’re interested in scheduling a volunteer event on the Esplanade for your company or group in 2018, please email Micah Jasny at

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.

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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