Merchant Prize donors, gift cards

Canoe Club Adventure Day
Ambeli’s Greek Taverna
Mizu Sushi
Don Chicken Cranford
Sapore Di Italia
Old City Café & Grill
Oasis Restaurant
Gold Touch Jewelers

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.

Here are some of the highlights of the race, along with the results!

Ducky Race photo credit: Melissa Kelly Davis (Instagram @melissakdavies)

About our annual Rubber Ducky Race
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.

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

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


Township of Cranford

HPC wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped get us to race day and offered their time and sweat equity the day of the race.

Cranford Parks and Rec
Mayor Brian Andrews
Troop 80 Boy Scouts
Weaver Printing
Jade Austin, Birchwood Rehab Center
Bridget Briant
Walter Gallagher and Cindy Dawley
Melissa Kelly Davis, Photographer
Bernie Wagenblast
Cranford Fire Department Water Rescue team
Tom Hannen
Cranford Jaycees, we’re grateful for their grant to purchase waders
Cranford DPW
Cranford Library
Ralph Circelli, Cranford Canoe Club
MaryBeth Kniazuk
HPC spouses and friends who willingly gave of their time

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs.


Cranford Chamber of Commerce
​ – Co-host with Hanson Park Conservancy
Home Got Owned Mortgages
Cranford Jaycees Foundation Inc
Tera Inc
Jim and Julie Murphy
Feder Insurance
Birchwood Rehab and Healthcare Center
Bridget Briant – Yoga to Go

Arnold’s Pest Control
Knights of Columbus Cranford Council #6226
Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford
Martin Jewelers
Pink Line Press

Cranford Clay Courts Club
Renaud Colicchio, LLC
Spencer Savings Bank
Springfield Park Manor Homeowners Assoc
Cranford Lodge #2006 BPOE Elks
Finestein & Malloy LLC
Jamie and Ann Marie Miller
Mr. C’s Carpet Cleaning
The Rudnicki Family
The Pirozzoli Family

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