The Esplanade stretches for 3 miles one way along the Charles River on the Boston side, between the Museum of Science and the Boston University (BU) Bridge. This map of the Esplanade– commissioned by the Esplanade Association– provides more information about Park attractions and features such as bathrooms, T-stops, playgrounds, and access ways.
The Esplanade is approximately 64 acres and extends for 3 miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River from the Museum of Science to the Boston University (BU) Bridge. Storrow Drive separates the park from Boston city proper. Park visitors must therefore use one of the park’s eight footbridges to enter the park. Parking is not allowed on the Esplanade. We recommend that visitors either take the T to the Park or that they park in one of the nearby public parking facilities.
Working in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation