Esplanade 2020 Community Meeting

Findings and Directions: An Esplanade 2020 Community Input Session

March 10, 2010

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Boston Public Library
McKim Lower Level Conference Room B
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

The Charles River Esplanade turns 100 this year, and in addition to celebrating the park's history, it's time to think about its future. On March 10th The Esplanade Association and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) invite you join us for Findings and Directions, the second of four Esplanade 2020 community meetings. The Charles River Esplanade is a park for people, and though it is loved by many, it has the potential to be much more. An initiative of The Esplanade Association, in collaboration with DCR, the Esplanade 2020 project is bringing together community members, public officials, and design professionals to craft a shared vision for the future of the Esplanade.

The March 10th Findings and Directions meeting provides the public with an opportunity to review and assess a proposed, increasingly refined direction for Esplanade 2020. Since commencing the visioning project, and based on public comments made at the first community input session in January, the Esplanade 2020 Design Committee has created a framework of principles to guide our shared vision. Moreover, the Design Committee has begun to explore possible solutions to park issues and areas of concern voiced by community members.

Findings and Directions will allow the public to evaluate these proposed guidelines and alternatives, and will help The Esplanade Association and DCR steer the vision of Esplanade 2020 in a direction embraced by the community. Findings and Directions will be moderated by The Esplanade Association, and will include substantial time for public input.

The Esplanade 2020 project is gathering members of the community and asking them to dream big. Broad public participation in the project is invaluable as we work together to realize the full potential of the Charles River Esplanade, and we hope that you will join us.

For more information about Esplanade 2020, or to RSVP, please visit www.esplanadeassociation.org or contact Chris Murton at 617.227.0365 or cmurton@esplanadeassociation.org.