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. 

Listen to the podcast recorded for Cranford Radio, "New Wind Sculpture in Hanson Park Honors the Life of the Late Jan Lilien" (buzzsprout.com)

The HPC 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Race was a quacking success!!

We had 1200 colorful racing ducks careening down the falls at Sperry Park Cranford, following the mama duck who was trying to keep pace. This year the Yarnstormers provided a colorful tableau of knitted ducks hanging from the N. Union Bridge.

Thank you:
Linda Livelli, Duck Race Chair for maintaining a time line and check list of duties while corralling the trustees and any wayward ducks.

HPC Trustees who live the mission of Hanson Park Conservancy and give their all in any/all tasks to pull off a successful duck race.

For all the community support we receive which makes Hanson Park Conservancy’s Annual Rubber Ducky Race a special event in a truly unique town.



What's Happening at Hanson Park?


Watch this space for upcoming events!


​The Hanson Park Conservancy was featured in the August 2022 issue of "Cranford Local." Read the article by Natalie Fidlow here.

Hanson Park now has WIFI. The password has been posted in the Kiosk at the park.

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