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 […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kelsey Pramik; 617-532-0942 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 […]


                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kelsey Pramik; 617-532-0942  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 […]