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.


  • Healthy, Fit & Fun

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

  • July 4th Update!

    We are seeking volunteers to help out at our Esplanade Summer Dock Party on Thursday, July 17th.

  • 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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