Esplanade Map

The Esplanade stretches for 3 miles one way along the Charles River on the Boston side, between the Museum of Science and the Boston University (BU) Bridge. This map of the Esplanade– commissioned by the Esplanade Association– provides more information about Park attractions and features such as bathrooms, T-stops, playgrounds, and access ways.

Download a printable Esplanade Map or map brochure for your next visit to the Esplanade!

Arthur Fiedler Footbridge Closed for Renovations

The Arthur Fiedler Footbridge that connects David G Mugar Way to the Esplanade will be closed from Monday, May 17 through Friday, August 20 to accommodate repair and restoration work led by our partners at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.

The Paul Dudley White Bikeway between Dartmouth Street and the Footbridge will periodically be closed to accommodate construction vehicle access. Detours for all pedestrian and bike traffic will be clearly marked, and public safety personnel will insure safe access to the Esplanade Playspace.

Learn more about the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge Renovation Project including project scope, project schedule, and history here.

Pedestrian Access to the Park

Storrow Drive separates the park from Boston city proper. Park visitors must therefore use one of the park’s eight pedestrian bridges to enter the park.

Parking is not allowed on the Esplanade. We recommend that visitors either take the T to the Park or that they park in one of the nearby public parking facilities. The best address for rideshare drop-off is the corner of Mugar & Beacon Street.

ADA Accessibility

The Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge at Charles Circle is the most accessible entry point to the park.

The Esplanade has over five miles of paved pathways. Although they vary in width and smoothness, they are largely welcoming to all park visitors. Download a printable Esplanade Map here.

If you have any specific questions about accessing the park, please reach out to us at and we will do our best to help!