Get Out to the Park and Volunteer!

It takes a lot to keep the park running. The Esplanade Association works in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to welcome thousands of volunteers, like you, to the park each year. Your combine efforts are equal to the work of more than 3 full-time staff!


We rely heavily on volunteers to make the park cleaner, safer, and more beautiful for you and for the millions of users that visit the park each year. In addition to helping with park maintenance, the Association recruits volunteers to help run park programs, help with office tasks, and to help with special events.

Whats Happening Now

  • Group Volunteer Days: Schedule a “Day in the Dirt” for your business or organization. Groups of up to 100 can register online to come and help out in the park.  To learn more about the event and register to volunteer click hereUnfortunately, due to an overwhelming response, Day-in-the-Dirt opportunities are booked for July and August.  Please consider volunteering with us at Drop-in-Saturday’s or schedule a group day for September.
  • Drop-in-Saturdays: Every Saturday from 9am – 12:30pm, beginning in May, individual volunteers, or groups of up to 15, can drop in, no registration needed, and volunteer in the park. To learn more click here.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more about Association’s volunteer program, please explore the menu on the left under “Volunteer.” To register for a volunteer opportunity simply click on register.

Volunteers in Action

Click on a picture below to view these photos as a slide show.

To find out more about volunteering with the Association, please explore the menu on the left under “Volunteer.”



  • Read the DCR Press Release

    On Thursday, September 18th, at 7:00pm, the DCR will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plan’s for the Charles River Esplanade – New Basin.

  • Healthy, Fit & Fun

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

  • Tani Marinovich Named Interim Executive Director

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

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