Representatives from the Esplanade Association and the state’s Department of Conservation were on hand Friday to unveil new Welcome Signs for the Charles River Esplanade.
“These are going to be the front door to the Esplanade for many years to come,” said Michael Nichols, executive director of the Esplanade Association. “Signage by its very nature is difficult to implement…but once it’s accomplished, it’ll provide an invaluable resource to visitors.”
The signs, which provide visitors with a map and information on the park, are being installed at six entrances, including Arlington Street/Fiedler Footbridge, Dartmouth Street, Fairfield Street, Massachusetts Avenue, Silber Way, and Boston University. They came at a cost of $300,000 underwritten by donations from Esplanade Association members, the George B. Henderson Foundation, the Lynch Foundation, and the Museum of Science. “We rely on our municipal and nonprofit partners, and we’re happy to have such a close relationship with the Esplanade Association,” Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy said. “These partnerships are absolutely key to making these things happen.”