With the help of supporters and community partners we have successfully completed major capital projects including rebuilding the boating docks, building new playgrounds, revitalizing the Eliot Memorial, and restoring the Hatch Shell Oval lawn.
We employ both a full time and seasonal horticulturist who help to green and beautify the park using sustainable landscape practices. In addition we host over 3,000 volunteers each year to assist with landscape care, trash removal, and general maintenance.
We partner with local businesses each summer to offer free community enriching programs such as outdoor group fitness classes that attract over 5,000 participants and a camp that brings over 1,000 youth from under-served areas around Boston to enjoy a day of outdoor recreation on the Esplanade.
We advocate for additional public and private resources for improved park access and connections to the surrounding neighborhoods, for the restoration of parkland and horticulture, and for improved park amenities. We also monitor projects with potential negative impact on the park.