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


WE’RE HIRING! Learn more about our openings for a Capital Projects Manager, a Horticulturist and a Seasonal Horticulturist and please share with your networks!

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! Are you looking to plan an event on the Esplanade? Reach out to Kelsey Pramik, Director of Programs & Outreach, via email at

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9th Annual Summer Dock Party

Set against the incomparable backdrop of the Charles River at sunset, the 9th Annual Summer Dock Party has become a social highlight for young Bostonians. On Thursday, July 18 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, approximately 400 guests will enjoy a sunset dinner and drinks followed by dessert and dancing on the docks and in the lovely Eliot Garden. This event SOLD OUT last year so get your tickets soon!

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GroundBeat: the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series

At GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series, each month from June to September the Esplanade Association will partner with a different local nonprofit to showcase a wide range of musical styles from local nonprofits in an effort to promote local arts in the park and attract audiences from throughout Greater Boston. . All events in the series will feature food trucks, games, and new seating!

See the full line-up of concerts

Congratulations to TEAM ESPLANADE!

All 15 runners on TEAM ESPLANADE crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. They raised over $120,000 to support the Charles River Esplanade. Incredible!

Our most sincere thanks go out to Brittany, Ellen, Charlie B., Kara, Ashley C., Matt, Mike, Charlie J., Jake, Kyle, Annie, Ashley P., Stephanie, Autum, and Evan! We’re so proud of you guys and grateful for your support.

Thank you also to the Boston Athletic Association for selecting us an Official Charity Team for the 123rd Boston Marathon!

Photo by Sebastian Gonzalez Quintero

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.

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