Esplanade Association Announces Major Expansion of Esplanade 5K Thanks to Presenting Sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Up to 1,000 racers expected to run the riverfront paths of the Charles River Esplanade in support of the park non-profit (May 9, 2018) Boston, MA –  Boston’s most popular running route will see even more foot-traffic than usual at the Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( on Sunday, May […]

Comment Letter Re: I-90 Beacon Yards DEIR

February 9, 2018 Secretary Matthew A. Beaton Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Att: MEPA Office, Alexander Strysky, EEA #15278 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900 Boston, MA 02114 Via e-mail: Sec. Matthew Beaton ( Alex Strysky ( Re: I-90 Beacon Yards DEIR EEA # 15278 Dear Secretary Beaton, The Esplanade Association is a privately-funded […]


Considering Boston’s frigid winter days, it may be tempting to stay inside until the snow starts to melt. Do so, and you’ll miss seeing the Esplanade during a special time of year. There’s something especially beautiful about the fields and gardens draped in snow, and ice glittering on the rocks at the banks of the […]

Boston’s Esplanade Association Announces Immediate Rule Changes to Ban Philadelphia-Themed Products from the Esplanade

Boston’s Esplanade Association Announces Immediate Rule Changes to Ban Philadelphia-Themed Products from the Esplanade New rules in effect until Duck Boats return to Boston’s streets after Superbowl LII FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (JANUARY 23, 2017) – BOSTON, MA – The Esplanade Association (, nonprofit stewards of the 64-acre Charles River Esplanade in Boston, has enacted the […]

Rare Bald Eagle Seen on Charles River Esplanade

Rare Bald Eagle Seen on Charles River Esplanade Winged Park Visitor One of Estimated 70,000 Remaining Bald Eagles in North America BOSTON – On a recent morning, while removing debris after a winter storm, a staff member of the nonprofit Esplanade Association observed and photographed a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on the Charles River Esplanade. […]

Esplanade 2017 Year in Review

2017 was an amazing year for the Charles River Esplanade, as well the Esplanade Association! With your support, we continued to grow our capacity to revitalize and enhance the Esplanade, preserve natural green space, and build community in the Park.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Esplanade Tree Pruning Work to Start Tuesday, December 19

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 Names Michael Nichols Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) – BOSTON, MA – The Board of Directors for the non-profit Esplanade Association ( today announced the unanimous selection of Michael J. Nichols, of Boston, as the organization’s Executive Director. Nichols, an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional will begin at the Esplanade Association on November 29. Nichols joins […]

Meet the High School Interns

THIERNO BAH About Thierno: My name is Thierno Bah. I am 18 years old and recently became a high school graduate from Boston Latin Academy this past June. In the fall I will begin my freshman year. I am originally from Atlanta, GA but I have been in Boston for the past 6 years. I […]

What’s in that tank?

While out in the park this fall, you may notice our truck with its spray tank filled with a brown liquid and think, “what is that”? Immediately, some of you would assume it’s some sort of chemical. Fear not though, it’s completely safe and organic! The Esplanade Association manages its horticulture program exclusively through organic techniques. […]