Discover The Park

The Esplanade

The Esplanade extends for three miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River from the Boston Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge. Its landscape is as colorful as its history, and here you will be able to learn more about both.

The Park History link to the left offers background on what is one of the oldest, most fascinating parks in America today. Things to See & Do offers information on interesting park features and activities. The Getting There link will help you pinpoint specific landmarks, locate footbridges, and find your way around the Esplanade. Amenities provides information on the locations of park bathrooms and water fountains.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ, frequently asked questions page or contact us.


  • Give 5% for Earth Day

    Join us for the 5% for Earth Day campaign on Saturday, April 26th. Your purchase from a select list of retailers will benefit our work to make life better on the Esplanade..

  • Welcome Kate Fichter!

    The Esplanade Association is pleased to welcome Kate Fichter as our new Executive Director. We are very excited to have Kate join us and know that she will help us to continue our mission to make life better on the Esplanade.

  • Happening Now on the Esplanade

    It may seem quiet on the Charles River Esplanade but The Esplanade Association has been busier than ever caring for the park and we wanted to highlight some of the important work that we are doing right now.

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