As our 19th year as an organization comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the incredible things we accomplished together last year. The numbers speak for themselves:
23,500 estimated attendees at Esplanade Association events (concerts, fitness classes, tours & much more!)
5,400 miles run by participants in EA-sponsored 5Ks in the spring and fall
5,100 bulbs planted to bloom bright come spring!
2,030 yards of invasive vegetation removed
1,077 bags of trash removed
1,604 volunteers spent 4,936 hours in the park (the equivalent of 2 full-time employees working a calendar year)!
527 yards of leaves raked
165 benches painted
70+ gallons of paint used in public art projects, including 3 new murals on formerly graffiti-ridden pumphouses
34 dogs joined us for the first ever Kentucky Dog Derby
20 trees planted and 41 trees received soil amendments (air spading, fertilizer, and/or mulch)
17 different subzones where trees can grow on the Esplanade
15 summer camps from across Greater Boston came to the Esplanade for free field days
5 layers of material in the Bruins helmet installed on the Fiedler head (which also measured 17-feet across!)
Thank you for all of your support!
There are so many ways you can enjoy the Esplanade in 2020, including checking out public art, picnicking with friends, taking a fitness class, volunteering, enjoying a bike ride, connecting to nature, going for a run, lounging by the river, playing, attending a concert, smelling the flowers, and much more. We can’t wait to see you in the park!