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


WE’RE HIRING! Learn more about our opening for a Horticulture Manager and Seasonal Horticulturists 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, Marketing & Events Manager via email at:

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Get Your Best Rates for 2019 Events!

During the month of February, buying our Esplanade Events Package gets you the lowest price ticket to all our signature events and other great benefits! Lock in your place at the Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the 9th Annual Summer Dock Party, and Moondance After Dark. Purchase the Esplanade Events Package!

Announcing the Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

During these long, cold Boston winters, it may be tempting to freeze those exercise routines and hibernate indoors until spring appears. With proper gear and a positive mindset, you can experience the unique beauty of the Esplanade while starting the new year with healthy habits.

Warm up, score cool swag, and get your blood pumping at the Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Learn more about the series and sign up for the Saturday Workouts Hosted by the November Project!

Esplanade 2018 Year in Review

As 2018 came to a close, we shared a few of the ways you helped us ENHANCE, PROGRAM, REVITALIZE, and MAINTAIN the Charles River Esplanade in 2018 and asked you to help us finish the year strong. Thanks to your generosity, we ended 2018 better positioned to care for the Esplanade than ever before in our 18-year history. THANK YOU! 

Read all of the ways you helped keep the park vibrant and beautiful last year on our blog.


A dedicated group of runners have committed to run throughout Boston’s grueling winter months in support of the Esplanade. They are part of TEAM ESPLANADE, an Official Charity of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Get to know the team and how you can help them.

Register for the Feb 10 Fundraiser at The Point.

Register for the March 9 Fundraiser at Bully Boy Distillers

An Impactful 2018 Volunteer Season

Our 2018 volunteer season has officially come to an end. An incredible 1,641 volunteers dedicated 4,757 hours of their time in the park. That’s the equivalent of TWO full-time maintenance staff. Thank you to all the companies and individuals who helped care for the Esplanade this year! If you are interested in getting on the list to learn about 2019 volunteer dates, please email Micah Jasny (

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a 100% 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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