We Care for the Park
The Esplanade Association is involved in many aspects of park management: major projects, landscape planning, and maintenance.
The Esplanade Association’s staff consists of trained professionals in the fields of horticulture and park maintenance. It is the Association’s goal to restore and enhance the parks landscape-making it greener, healthier, and more beautiful for you.
How it works:
- We collaborate with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) staff to decide on the level of care and maintenance being provided by the Association on the Esplanade.
- We agree to the care and maintenance of specific elements or areas within the park or throughout the entire park.
- Our staff and volunteers care and maintain these elements and areas within the park and work with professional contractors, as necessary, to assist with maintenance and projects.
At The Esplanade Association we believe that maintenance is fundamental. We do not undertake projects unless we are committed to maintaining them. The Association employs a full time Horticulturist who works daily to maintain and improve the Esplanade. In addition we host nearly 2,000 volunteers a year to help with park maintenance.
Caring for the Esplanade is ongoing and there are still a great deal of improvements to be made. We are focused on a number of projects and maintenance tasks that are improving the health and beauty of the park. The Esplanade Association conducts all work at the park with environmental sensitivity, respect for the parks’ historic landscape design, and an appreciation of the recreational needs of modern users.