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To make a better Esplanade, harness citizens’ passion

It’s proof, once again, that if we want great public parks in Boston, we’re going to have to help make them ourselves. And help pay for them. We can’t leave the job up to government because government can’t do it. Paradoxically, this is probably a good thing.

I’m thinking of the Charles River Esplanade. A private group, which calls itself the Esplanade Association, recently announced an ambitious vision for the future of this park.

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