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 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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Run ‘Boston’s Most Beautiful 5K’

Join up to a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers and run the most popular running route in Greater Boston at “Boston’s Most Beautiful 5K”!  

This course takes a scenic riverfront route with spectacular views of the Longfellow Bridge, Boston and Cambridge skyline, and Esplanade lagoons during the spring bloom season. 

Runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Register at

Already registered and looking for more information about the race? Visit

Esplanade Named ‘Landmark Most Worth Saving in America’

WE DID IT! With your help, the Esplanade was voted the American Association of Endodontists Landmark Most Worth Saving in the country! We will receive a donation of $20,000 towards preserving the park while the City of Boston will receive $30,000 in free endodontic care. Thank you to all of you who took a moment to vote!

We are so thankful to the AAE for selecting us for this competition and honored to have been selected along with three other such beautiful parks. Here’s to many more years of preserving our Landmark!

Photo by Debra Bulkeley

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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