Esplanade 2017 Year in Review

2017 was an amazing year for the Charles River Esplanade, as well the Esplanade Association! With your support, we continued to grow our capacity to revitalize and enhance the Esplanade, preserve natural green space, and build community in the Park.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Esplanade Tree Pruning Work to Start Tuesday, December 19

Have you ever noticed downed tree limbs after a big storm? Strong winds and heavy rain/snow can damage trees, especially those that are older or structurally weak. An essential way to keep trees healthy and safe for Park users is pruning! Through a collaborative process involving the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade […]

Esplanade Association Names Michael Nichols Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) – BOSTON, MA – The Board of Directors for the non-profit Esplanade Association (esplanadeassociation.org) today announced the unanimous selection of Michael J. Nichols, of Boston, 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. Nichols joins […]

Meet the High School Interns

THIERNO BAH About Thierno: My name is Thierno Bah. I am 18 years old and recently became a high school graduate from Boston Latin Academy this past June. In the fall I will begin my freshman year. I am originally from Atlanta, GA but I have been in Boston for the past 6 years. I […]

What’s in that tank?

While out in the park this fall, you may notice our truck with its spray tank filled with a brown liquid and think, “what is that”? Immediately, some of you would assume it’s some sort of chemical. Fear not though, it’s completely safe and organic! The Esplanade Association manages its horticulture program exclusively through organic techniques. […]

Phragmites Treatment Pilot Study

In October*, SOLitude Lake Management, in partnership with the Esplanade Association, treated invasive Phragmites or “Common Reed” in the Park. Phragmites are an invasive species that originally came to the U.S. from Europe in the 1800s. Phragmites is a fast growing reed which can produce thousands of seeds each year, regrow from broken root fragments, and […]

Announcing “Patterned Behavior” Art Mural

Esplanade Association brings contemporary art to the Charles River Esplanade Silvia López Chavez creates first commissioned mural for Boston’s historic Park Boston, MA – – –  (August 15, 2017) – Boston artist Silvia López Chavez will soon begin work on “Patterned Behavior,” the Esplanade’s newest contemporary artwork. It is expected to take approximately three weeks to […]

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It’s Earth Day Every Day at the Esplanade Association

Although Earth Day only comes once a year, the Esplanade Association cares for the soil, plants, and organisms that inhabit the Charles River Esplanade year-round. For over three years, EA has been working hard to be more sustainable and have a greater focus on conservation in our park care and public outreach efforts. We have […]

Creeping, Crawling, Chaos! Invasive Insects in NE

The introduction of invasive wood-boring insects is especially threatening in New England. Here, we profile three of the biggest culprits.

Pedestrian and Bike Traffic Diverted as Boston’s Backyard Gets Some TLC. | February 17, 2017

The Esplanade Association, is pleased to announce that an anonymous donation came in for tree care on the Charles River Esplanade Park.