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

HANSON PARK CONSERVANCY

Township of Cranford

One of the most beloved events in Cranford, the Annual Duck 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; however, it was decided by the board members of the Conservancy to forgo this year’s event. We will be back in 2021. We will miss you all so much.


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 can donate using the donate button, below, or mail a check to P.O. Box 542 Cranford, NJ 07016.  Please make your check out to Hanson Park Conservancy.

Hanson Park Events

HPC values its membership and even if you have recently renewed, please consider a one-time donation for the continued maintenance.   

If you have not yet strolled through this idyllic little park, please visit us at 38 Springfield Avenue. All are welcome.

Thank you for your support!

Hanson Park Conservancy, founded in 2004, has been holding the Duck Race since 2010. The event typically draws a crowd of over 400 people to cheer on the 1,500 numbered rubber ducks as they race over the water falls at Sperry Park. Prizes (generously donated by merchants) are given out to the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line. All rubber ducks are collected at the end of the race and reused the following year.


Over the years we have received tremendous support from businesses in town who have sponsored the Duck Race. We have appreciated their generosity and look forward to the future when Cranford businesses bounce back better than ever.

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.

The annual Rubber Ducky Race has been cancelled, but we still need your help!

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs.