Township of Cranford

Important message regarding the Rubber Ducky Race!

We will still be holding our 10th annual Rubber Ducky Race on October 10th!

However, in light of the recent flooding event that impacted our community, we will NOT be selling rubber ducks. Instead, they will be available for adoption free of charge. Consider the “Ducks on us.” 

Ducks can be adopted and picked up from Periwinkles Fine Gifts (19 N. Union Ave, Cranford). Individuals can adopt a single duck, and families can adopt a Family Flock of Five.

Hanson Park Conservancy is proud to be a member of this outstanding community that is so focused on helping neighbors in times of need. We hope that our Rubber Ducky Race will provide some much needed and well-deserved reprieve from the hardships that our town has suffered.

Unfortunately, Hanson Park itself was hit hard by Hurricane Ida. If you'd like to help, please consider ordering a Rubber Ducky Race T-Shirt or providing a donation to HPC for the replacement of bushes, ongoing maintenance, and continued beautification of the park. All donations are gratefully accepted. 



Hanson Park Conservancy
COVID-19 Memorial Bench Fundraiser

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. 

Painting by Jane Ramsey

What's Happening at Hanson Park?



- Yoga for Everyone - Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM, Saturdays at 10:30 AM
- Intermediate and Advanced Yoga - Saturdays at 9 AM


2021 Cranford Carve-Out

A JCAS event, with help from the Cranford Jaycees and Hanson Park Conservancy

Saturday, October 23rd at Hanson Park (Rain date Oct 30)

- Pumpkin drop-off 10 AM-3 PM
- Parade of Pumpkins 6-9 PM
​- Outdoor movie night 6-9 PM


Rubber Ducky Race

Sunday,​ October 10th, Sperry Park


Conserving our parks.

Preserving our community.

Dear Friends of Hanson Park Conservancy,

Please help HPC honor those we’ve lost to COVID-19 by contributing to a Memorial Bench.

COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 150 residents of Cranford.  HPC would like to honor those lives by placing a Memorial Bench next to the Butterfly Garden — a beautiful and serene place for remembrance and reflection.   

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to this memorial. Please contribute any dollar amount that you wish towards this memorial, which remembers our fellow residents. The bench is expected to be installed later this year and will include a plaque in tribute to those we’ve lost. 

The unique Hanson Park benches are hand made by a craftsman in upstate New York. They were chosen as part of the original design which envisioned a passive environmentally sensitive park along the Rahway River.

Click here to make a tax exempt contribution, or mail your check directly to Hanson Park Conservancy, PO Box 542, Cranford, NJ 07016.

We’d like to thank the entire community of Cranford for always supporting HPC. Feel free to visit the park at 38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ. Details on the bench installation will be provided at a later date. 

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

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

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