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.
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.