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

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


Township of Cranford

Our five newly crafted log benches were delivered! Thank you to the many donations which made this possible.

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. 

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Remembering our founding trustee, Elizabeth Youngs

Elizabeth H. Youngs, one of Hanson Park Conservancy's founding trustees, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the age of 95.


For those of you who did not know her, Elizabeth Youngs was a force to be reckoned with. She was part of the initial steering group that then Commissioner Aschenbach appointed to look at the long neglected town-owned property that is now Hanson Park. At the time, she was an avid gardener and interior designer and she and her daughter Carolyn were very involved with the Cranford Historical Society.

She was the primary driver behind the organization of the non profit that is now the Hanson Park Conservancy. She encouraged the committee to form an official non-profit, 501(c)3, establish an official mission and by-laws and form a slate of officers and trustees. She personally recruited at least a dozen of the founding trustees. 

Her work provided the structure for our ongoing, thriving organization.

You can read the full obituary from Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton, NY, and sign the guestbook here

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What's Happening at Hanson Park?



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Conserving our parks.

Preserving our community.

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