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Charles River Esplanade in Boston

Charles River Esplanade in Boston Photo by Isaac Wedin via Flickr

In Massachusetts, the Charles River Esplanade is one of the breathtaking sceneries that can be found in Boston. It is a Boston owned park located in the Charles River banks in the Back Bay of the city. Alongside Charles River is the Storrow Drive. In Charles River Esplanade, you can see different sceneries such as statuary, walkways and the Hatch Memorial Shell stage together with ball fields, play grounds and the popular Community Boating. The park serves as the division of the Charles River Reservation state park. All pedestrians can access the park’s exit at the Charles Circle in Beacon St. and Massachusetts Avenue Bridge.

In 1910, the Charles River Esplanade was dedicated as one of Boston’s Embankment. It was created as part of the Charles River Dam construction. It has been criticized for its lack of refreshment stands, shade trees, transportation utility, recreational facilities and visitors. Because of these criticisms, the parkland brought out its natural beauty. It went to a major expansion from year 1928 to 1936, lengthening and widening the park. With the help of Helen Osborne Storrow, the parkland boomed its magic in memory of her husband. Hatch shell is also a popular destination of most visitors. There are live musical performances from state bands and many big names in the music industry pay tribute to the breathtaking scenery of Boston.

The Storrow Memorial Embankment added boat landings, lagoons, plazas, famous Music Oval and playgrounds. The warm feeling that Charles River Esplanade provides makes visitors come and go. Children can play in beautiful playgrounds and partners can enjoy the breathtaking sensation they can get from boating. You can bring your children to the Museum of Science located at Storrow Drive and Monsignor O’Brien Highway. You can enjoy feeding wild geese and make friends with hospitable people in Massachusetts. You can warm up and jog around the Charles River Esplanade.


Address/Map:  Charles River Esplanade
Website: Esplanade Association