Township of Cranford

The Hanson Park Conservancy is a non-profit corporation begun in 2004 by a group of Cranford Citizens to support efforts to upgrade and maintain Hanson Park and also to provide guidance and financial support to the preservation of the Cranford Canoe Club building.  

The mission of the Conservancy is to provide monies through private fundraising efforts to implement the Phase II plan for Hanson Park and to complete the restoration of the Cranford Canoe Club.

The Conservancy plans to continue beyond the implementation phase to provide guidance and support for ongoing maintenance of the park. We have forged successful partnerships with schools, local community groups and other entities to provide financial and volunteer support for the park. We are also proud of our commitment to provide programs centered on environmental and cultural topics as they relate to the site. 


Art in the Park

Painting class with Cynthia A. Dawley

​Thurs, Aug 3, 7 PM, Hanson Park


Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County

Vegetable Gardening Series

Trailside Nature and Science Center

452 New Providence Road, Mountainside

All classes 6-8 PM

  • Tues, July 25 "Keeping Pests Out of the Garden"
  • Wed, Aug 9 "Harvesting and Food Safety"
  • Thurs, Sept 7 "Keys to Successful Composting" 

No fee for classes. Sign up for as many as you like.


3rd Annual ​Cranford Paint Out

Sat, Sept 16th, 4-6 PM, Hanson Park 

​7th Annual Rubber Ducky Race

Sun, Oct 22nd, 4 PM, Sperry Park​

Hanson Park Yoga


9 AM - Intermediate/Advanced

10:30 AM - Everyone


Conserving our parks. Preserving our community.

Our vision for conservation

​​Click here to learn more about the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project