Arbor Day 2019 Tree Work

In support of Arbor Day 2019 (26 April), the Esplanade Association is pleased to partner with Barrett Tree Service East for a second consecutive year to improve soil conditions for the trees in the park. Soil compaction, which restricts oxygen, water, and nutrient availability to tree’s roots, is a serious concern relating to overall tree […]

Frost Fit Fest Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will bring hundreds to the Esplanade for Multi-Faceted Morning Workout

March 31 event headlined by Boston Marathon Survivor Adrianne Haslet will feature a warm-up workout, fun run, and silent disco (March 18, 2019) Boston, MA – An outdoor celebration event on the Esplanade will bring locals out of hibernation to enjoy a heart-pounding, energetic, and fun workout on Sunday, March 31, from 9:00am to noon. […]

Save the Dates for these Esplanade 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!

Advice for Cold Weather Workouts

As seen in Boston Magazine, the Esplanade Association recently launched the Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to encourage people to get outside and enjoy outdoor recreation in winter. During the first part of this series, the November Project Boston will host workouts at the Hatch Shell every Saturday […]

Esplanade Association Announces Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Series Will Include Free Outdoor Fitness Events on the Esplanade throughout February and March (January 22, 2019) Boston, MA – During these long, cold New England winters, Bostonians may be tempted to ‘freeze’ their regular exercise routine and hibernate indoors until spring appears. A new outdoor fitness series encourages people to venture outside and experience the beauty […]

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 […]