TEA History

In the beginning.

The Esplanade Association (TEA) was founded in 2001. It was created because the Esplanade was falling into a state of disrepair and there was a public outcry for park improvements. TEA is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the Charles River Esplanade as a vital urban park to be enjoyed by all. TEA works in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the state agency that manages the park.


  • 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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