Welcome to the Esplanade
The Esplanade is the stretch of public green space that extends for three miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River from the Boston Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge. In addition to providing a beautiful natural landscape, the park is home to the iconic Hatch Memorial Shell, various historical monuments, recreational facilities, and over five miles of pathway for walking, running, or biking.
Park Hours: Open daily from Dawn to Dusk. Except for walk-through traffic and permitted events.
Park Map: View our interactive map
Getting to the Park: For directions to the park visit our Getting There page.
Park Rules: View our Park Rules page.
Things to Do: For a list of facilities, activities, and events, visit our Things to Do page
Public Restrooms: The Esplanade has public bathrooms located behind the DCR Hatch Shell (near the Fielder Footbridge) and at the Dartmouth St. Facility (located next to the Dartmouth St. Footbridge). The restrooms are open from spring – fall, however, they are closed during the winter months.
Frequently Asked Questions: For answers to frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.
Park History: Learn more about the history of the Esplanade. Visit our Park History page.
Still have questions? Check out our FAQ, frequently asked questions page or contact us.