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


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. 

Conserving our parks. Preserving our community.

Our vision for conservation

This year's Rubber Ducky Race has been cancelled,

But we still need your help

One of the most beloved events in Cranford, the Annual Rubber Ducky Race (to support Hanson Park Conservancy) cannot be held this year due to COVID-19. The 10th Annual Duck Race was tentatively scheduled for October 11, 2020.

Hanson Park Conservancy has used the proceeds raised from the Annual Duck Race for park maintenance and educational programs. Since park maintenance is ongoing, we need your support now so that we can maintain the standards in the park that residents as well as visitors have noticed, complimented and enjoyed. 

A fundraiser has been created to help us raise the funds we'll need to make up for those lost with the cancellation of the 2020 Duck Race. We welcome any donation you can offer. You may donate below or mail a check (made out to Hanson Park Conservancy) to P.O. Box 542 Cranford, NJ 07016. We value our membership and even if you have recently renewed, please consider a one-time donation for the continued maintenance.  

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