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 (HPC) is pleased to announce the Jan Lilien Education Fund, which will begin this year to provide educational programs on sustainability and environmental awareness. The Jan Lilien Education Fund was made possible by donations in memory of the late Jan Lilien of Cranford.

Our vision for conservation

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. 

What's Happening at Hanson Park?


Annual Rubber Ducky Race

October 9, 2022 - Rain date October 16, 2022



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.

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Jan Lilien Education Fund

The Hanson Park Conservancy was featured in the August 2022 issue of "Cranford Local."

Read the article by Natalie Fidlow here.

On Sunday, April 24, the Hanson Park Conservancy hosted a memorial tribute to Jan Lilien and broke ground on the Jan Lilien Memorial Garden. MORE 

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