With the help of supporters and community partners we have successfully completed major capital projects including rebuilding the boating docks, building new playgrounds, revitalizing the Eliot Memorial, and restoring the Hatch Shell Oval lawn.
We employ two full-time horticulturists who help to green and beautify the park using sustainable landscape practices. In addition we host 2,000 volunteers each year to assist with landscape care, trash removal, and general maintenance.
We offer free community-enriching programs such as outdoor group fitness classes throughout the year (yes, even in winter!), free concerts, Guided Tours of the park, and summer field days that bring almost 1,000 youth from under-resourced areas around Boston to enjoy a day of outdoor recreation on the Esplanade.
We advocate for additional public and private resources for improved park access and connections to the surrounding neighborhoods, for the restoration of parkland and horticulture, and for improved park amenities. We also monitor projects with potential negative impact on the park.