Together, we can transform the park.

Since our founding in 2001, The Esplanade Association (TEA) has worked tirelessly to restore and enhance the Esplanade and to elevate it to its intended and deserved status as one of the world’s most spectacular urban parks.

Esplanade River Dock Reconstruction, 2005

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), among other groups, TEA strives to improve both the park’s uniquely beautiful landscape and the experience of its millions of annual visitors. Through projects, park programs, and advocacy efforts, TEA has had a tremendous effect on the park. However, there is still much to be done.

TEA works in partnership with the DCR on all park improvement projects and partners and collaborates with key stakeholders.

To find out more about the Association’s project work, please explore the menu on the left under “Projects.”



  • 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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