The Adopt-A-Park Program

The Esplanade Association’s Adopt-A-Park program offers many opportunities to individuals, organizations, and corporations. Whether through a financial or in-kind contribution, your support will preserve and enhance the Esplanade and demonstrate a commitment to our community.


Donors may choose one of the Esplanade’s roughly 2,000 trees to celebrate a birth or anniversary, or memorialize a loved one. Find out more about how to give the gift that keeps on growing.

Cherry Tree


Donors may choose one of the Esplanade’s 266 historic Shurcliff benches to adopt. The Esplanade Association will install a customized cast bronze plaque at the site of your bench to recognize your generous donation. Find out more about adopting a bench.

Bench RS_cropped


Donors may choose one of the Esplanade’s 10 Adirondack Chairs for adoption. These chairs are the perfect way to commemorate a loved one, and also bring the gift of relaxation to the Esplanade’s park users. Find out more about adopting a chair.

adirondack chair



With a donation of $1 per bulb (minimum of $10), Donors can have The Esplanade Association plant daffodils or tulips on the Esplanade to honor a special person or occasion. Find out more about how to give the gift of renewal.





  • 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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