Voted the ‘Landmark Most Worth Saving in America’


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An Enchanting Moondance Gala

What a beautiful evening! Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who sponsored or attended the 2019 Moondance Gala. More than 580 guests joined us on Saturday night, together raising more than $1.4 million to benefit the Esplanade!

Run the Boston Marathon with TEAM ESPLANADE

Each winter and spring, the excitement builds for the Boston Marathon runners who turn to the Esplanade’s riverfront pathways and footbridges as the setting for their training runs.

This year, 15 runners will have the opportunity to support this beloved training route by joining TEAM ESPLANADE.

Apply for the team or share with someone who may be interested! LEARN MORE. 

Introducing THREE New Murals!

With the support of members like you, as well as our partners at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), we are thrilled to announce the completion of THREE new art murals along the Esplanade!

We’re delighted to reveal these murals to you and share more about each artists’ intent. Read here for more information!

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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