Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ

Hanson Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization


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. 

Painting by Jane Ramsey

What's Happening at Hanson Park?

What's Bugging You? Organic Pest Management

Saturday, May 22nd, 2-3 pm at Hanson Park


​Flowers with Benefits

Saturday, June 19th, 2-3 pm at Hanson Park


Yoga in the Park

Yoga for Everyone - Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM, Saturdays at 10:30 AM
Intermediate and Advanced Yoga - Saturdays at 9 AM


Conserving our parks. Preserving our community.

Our vision for conservation

​Hanson Park Conservancy

COVID-19 Memorial Bench Fundraiser

Dear Friends of Hanson Park Conservancy,

Please help HPC honor those we’ve lost to COVID-19 by contributing to a Memorial Bench.

COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 150 residents of Cranford.  HPC would like to honor those lives by placing a Memorial Bench next to the Butterfly Garden — a beautiful and serene place for remembrance and reflection.   

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to this memorial. Please contribute any dollar amount that you wish towards this memorial, which remembers our fellow residents. The bench is expected to be installed later this year and will include a plaque in tribute to those we’ve lost. 

The unique Hanson Park benches are hand made by a craftsman in upstate New York. They were chosen as part of the original design which envisioned a passive environmentally sensitive park along the Rahway River.

Click here to make a tax exempt contribution, or mail your check directly to Hanson Park Conservancy, PO Box 542, Cranford, NJ 07016.

We’d like to thank the entire community of Cranford for always supporting HPC. Feel free to visit the park at 38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ. Details on the bench installation will be provided at a later date. 

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