Park Management

Working in Partnership

The Esplanade Association is a dynamic and collaborative organization that works as a primary partner with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to ensure the Charles River Esplanade is a world class park.

Department of Conservation and Recreation

The DCR is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds. To find out more visit DCR’s website.

DCR Mission

To protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources.

Contact DCR:

Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114-2104

DCR Main Phone: 617-626-1250
DCR Main Fax: 617-626-1351


  • Healthy, Fit & Fun

    Healthy, Fit & Fun classes will begin July 7th and will be held every week, Monday through Thursday, until mid-September.

  • Esplanade Team Update

    The Esplanade Association is thrilled to have Meredith Wood joining our team as the new Development Associate.

  • A Special Gift for Dad

    This Father’s Day surprise your dad by having flowers planted on the Charles River Esplanade in his honor.

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