My Road to the Boston Marathon: Ashley Perkins

There are 15 dedicated runners on TEAM ESPLANADE, an Official Charity Team of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Over the next few months, we’ll be profiling them in our e-newsletter, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Up first, Ashley Perkins (third from left, above)! Ashley has been a supporter of our organization since […]

Volunteers Made an Impact on the Esplanade in 2018!

Volunteers made a significant and visible impact on the Esplanade in 2018, helping keep the park beautiful, clean, and safe for the estimated 3 million people who visit the park each year. Last year, 1,671 volunteers donated 4,757 hours of their time and effort, which is the equivalent of more than two full-time employees working […]

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!

Announcing the Esplanade Association Phragmites Study

In 2017 and 2018, the Esplanade Association partnered with SŌLitude Lake Management to study the impacts of four treatment strategies to eradicate Phragmites (Phragmites australis) from the Charles River Esplanade. Phragmites is an invasive plant species that appeared in the U.S. in the early 19th century. It is extremely prolific, causing significant environmental, recreational and […]

Esplanade Tree Pruning Work to Start Monday, December 3

Have you ever noticed downed tree limbs after a big storm? Strong winds and heavy rain/snow can damage trees, especially those that are older or structurally weak. An essential way to keep trees healthy and safe for Park users is pruning! Through a collaborative process involving the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade […]

ESPLANADE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES RED SOX PLAYOFF RUN WITH 17-FOOT KNIT HAT ON FIEDLER HEAD STATUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kelsey Pramik; 617-532-0942 kpramik@esplanade.org Unique partnership with local company Sh*t That I Knit Creates Gigantic Tribute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (OCTOBER 10, 2018) – BOSTON, MA – To cheer on the Red Sox as they begin the American League Championship Series and to celebrate their franchise-record winning season, the Esplanade Association, […]

Esplanade Mural Experiences Major Vandalism

The revered and critically-acclaimed Patterned Behavior art mural on the Esplanade experienced a significant amount of vandalism sometime overnight on Thursday, September 20 into Friday, September 21. The mural, which has been installed beneath the Bowker Overpass on the Esplanade since July 2017, was commissioned by the non-profit Esplanade Association working in partnership with Now […]

ESPLANADE ASSOCIATION NAMED OFFICIAL CHARITY OF 2019 BOSTON MARATHON

                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kelsey Pramik; 617-532-0942 kpramik@esplanade.org  ESPLANADE ASSOCIATION NAMED OFFICIAL CHARITY OF 2019 BOSTON MARATHON 15 runners will receive bibs from the Boston Athletic Association to support the Charles River Esplanade   September 10, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful […]

The Romantic Story Behind the new ‘Fanny’ Appleton Footbridge

The new Frances ‘Fanny’ Appleton footbridge will open to the public at 6:00am on Saturday, September 1, 2018, providing a universally-accessible link from Charles Circle to the Esplanade. Part of MassDOT’s larger Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, the footbridge is beautifully designed by Rosales + Partners to offer views of the Longfellow Bridge, the Esplanade, and the […]

PATTERNED BEHAVIOR ART MURAL EXTENDED ADDITIONAL YEAR ON THE CHARLES RIVER ESPLANADE

100-plus-foot-long colorful mural commissioned by the Esplanade Association and painted by local artist Silvia Lopez Chavez   August 28, 2018 – Boston, MA – A bright and lively art mural will remain on a heavily-trafficked stretch of the Charles River Esplanade just west of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge for another year, thanks to a recent permit […]