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, Dock Party, the Kentucky Dog Derby, and many others! Find our full events calendar here

Esplanade Fitness Program

The Esplanade Fitness Program promotes exercise and health through free group popup 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.


At GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series, each month from June to September the Esplanade Association will partner with a different local nonprofit to showcase a diverse set of performers and musical styles in an effort to promote local live arts and to attract audiences of all backgrounds to the park. All events in the series will feature food trucks, games, and new seating!