Charles River Esplanade

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Charles River Esplanade information

Location
Boston , USA
Getting there
Bostont: Charles/MGH, Kenmore
More information
www.esplanadeassociation.org
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The southern bank of the Charles River Basin is an enticing urban escape, with grassy knolls and cooling waterways, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It stretches almost 3 miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to Boston University Bridge. The park is dotted with public art, including an oversized bust of Arthur Fiedler, long-time conductor of the Boston Pops. Paths along the river are ideal for bicycling, jogging or walking.

There are several children's playgrounds along the Esplanade, including the Charlesbank Playground , near the Museum of Science, and the Stoneman Playground , near Massachusetts Ave.