The Esplanade

Park, Dog Run
The Esplanade
Boston, MA 02114


  • Stroll over to Community Boating for a sail on the Charles. If youre afraid of the water, enjoy a snooze on the Esplanades grassy knolls.
  • Boston college kids: Miss your dog? Go pet strangers'! The Esplanade is one of the only places in Boston that isn't 97.8% college kids!
  • Wanna be inspired? Watch people train for the marathon... even in the snow! You healthy Bostonians, you...
  • Start taking advantage of this awesome running spot - the views are incredible - and you'll be in good company! In the warm weather, bring a towel and lay out on the docks.
  • Originally designed in 1892 by Central Park architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Altered in 1930s-50s by Arthur Shurcliff. Nearby Charles River named for King Charles I. More info in blog. <LINK>
  • Best place to run in the world
  • Leave your freedom at the door (or security checkpoint) for the 3rd/4th of July.
  • A beautiful place to get away from all the chaos in the city. Take full advantage of it- whether it's running, biking, having a picnic, overlooking the bridge, or watching the sunset on the dock.
  • An incredible spot to walk or run. Features great views of Cambridge and the Charles river. Also the place you want to be at for the July 4th fireworks.
  • Bokeh & BostonFireworks
  • Run a few extra miles and join us. We are having a launch event at CitySports on Wednesday at 6pm. Try us on, run with us, become part of us. Info is here:
  • Don't try to sneak a bottle of wine for your romantic date. The cops will bust you!
  • Beautiful spot for an early morning run!
  • It gets crowded during the summer when it's nice out, but there's an adorable little dock a little ways right of the bridge that comes across from Silber Way, great to sit and dip your feet in or tan!
  • Watch for our boats!
  • Free outdoor movies on Fridays!
  • Great place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July, preceded by live concert performed by the Boston Pops (Keith Lockhart conducting) televised each year
  • Perfect place to chill-out or sunbathe next to the river. Various activities nearby such as kayaking as well as the Boston University Pub. Good area to watch the 4 July fireworks!
  • BeAutiful!
  • You have to visit this park. Beautiful view and calm surrounding bring you completly different thoughts than city center. :)

Nearby places

1 David G Mugar Way
9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St)
Charles River