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)

What's Happening at Hanson Park?


Adopt-a-Plot Essay Contest

Calling all future farmers! Hanson Park has three 4x4 micro farm plots waiting to be "adopted!" Write an essay letting us know who you are and how you are planning to use the land. Adoptees will be chosen by May 1, 2023.


Hanson Park Conservancy Arbor Day Celebration!

Saturday April 29, 2023 at 11am

Join us as we celebrate the gift of trees! There will be tree planting, story time, a fun bird feeder craft and the opportunity to win your very own dogwood tree to plant in your yard at home!


May 11th at 5:30 PM, Hanson Park (In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved to the Cranford Community Center)

​Join us for this make-and-take event where participants will create their own lettuce bowl filled with a variety of lettuces, herbs and early spring flowers.


Yoga in the Park
Yoga for Everyone meets on Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 10:30 AM
Intermediate and Advanced Yoga meets on Saturdays at 9 AM


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

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

Do not forget to follow us on Instagram at Hanson Park Cranford, and Facebook and Twitter.​​

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Have you visited the Jan Lilien Memorial Garden?


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