Esplanade Association Programs

The Esplanade Association offers a variety of free and inclusive programming and volunteer opportunities to the greater-Boston community to engage people’s minds and bodies on the Esplanade.

Come join the fun! Explore the links below to find out more about our programs.

Esplanade Volunteer Program

The Esplanade Association is always looking for passionate groups and individuals to participate in the Volunteer Program and give back to the park that we all treasure so dearly. Esplanade Association volunteers can help with different horticulture projects to keep the park healthy and beautiful, help promote the park, and assist with Esplanade Association programs and events.

Signature Events

Throughout the year, the Esplanade Association hosts a variety of Signature Events including the Esplanade 5K, Esplanade Dock Party, the Moondance Gala, and many others! Find our full events calendar here

Esplanade Fitness Program

The Esplanade Fitness Program promotes exercise and health through free group pop-up and routine fitness classes all year long.

Guided Tours on the Esplanade

The Esplanade Association is proud to offer free monthly Guided Tours on the Esplanade to share the park’s amazing stories, plants, and wildlife with visitors and residents.

Children in the Park (ChiP)

Children in the Park (ChiP) is a program designed to increase access to recreational activities at the Esplanade for Boston-area youth from camps like Boys & Girls Clubs and local YMCAs.


GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series aims to increase opportunities to perform on the Esplanade for producers and artists across greater Boston who are committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity in Boston’s arts scene.

Music and Movement

Music and Movement is a summer-long, interactive music program at the Stoneman Playground designed for children and their caregivers. Join the Esplanade Association and Boston Music Project for family-friendly music and movement programming for children and families of all ages!