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WE’RE HIRING! We’re looking for a dynamic Director of Development to build a team and provide direct oversight of our organization’s mission advancement efforts! Learn more

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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As an Official Charity of the 2020 Boston Marathon, the Esplanade Association is excited to introduce the 15 exceptional runners on TEAM ESPLANADE
All donations collected by TEAM ESPLANADE runners will directly support our work to revitalize, enhance, program, and maintain the Charles River Esplanade. Get to know the team. 

Lasting Esplanade Arbor Fund (L.E.A.F.)

In fall 2019, we planted the first 20 trees of our Lasting Esplanade Arbor Fund (L.E.A.F.) project. These are only 20 of the several hundred trees that the Esplanade Association will plant as part of the L.E.A.F. project, which will also include several plantings in spring 2020.

These tree-planting efforts are made possible by the Esplanade Association in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and a host of L.E.A.F. donors and partner organizations!

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a privately-funded 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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