History of the Esplanade
The Esplanade’s history is a fascinating story – a rise from mud flats to world-famous riverside park. No one waved a wand to achieve that transformation. The parkland evolved in stages, over several decades, at great cost and effort. Unsung heroes play starring roles in the drama.
The Cultural Landscape Report by Sherry Page Berg and The Charles River Esplanade
Our Boston Treasure by Linda M. Cox provides a historical overview of the Esplanade’s changing landscape as well as existing conditions and analysis.
Read the Esplanade Cultural Landscape Report.
Read the Charles River Study Report.