Charles Eliot Memorial

Memorial | The Esplanade, Boston, Massachusetts

Located in the heart of Boston’s Charles River Esplanade, this historic monument and its associated landscape were created in 1931. The site honors the great landscape architect, Charles Eliot, whose vision and political skill built, in and around Boston, the first metropolitan public park system in the world.

This historic landscape, designed by Arthur Shurcliff, had greatly deteriorated in its 80-year existence. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned Halvorson Design Partnership to design a restoration of this landscape and to guide its review though the appropriate agencies, including Boston Landmarks Commission.


Robert Adams ASLA



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation