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

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


Township of Cranford

The HPC 11th Annual Rubber Ducky Race was a success!!

A whole and hearty thank you for all that helped the Hanson Park Conservancy’s Annual Rubber Ducky Race be the special event that makes Cranford unique.

A special thanks to Linda Livelli, Duck Race Chair, for corralling all the trustees and maintaining a time line and check list of duties. And thanks to the 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​.

​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, including:

Union County Board of County Commissioners
Cranford Parks and Rec
Mayor Kathleen Prunty
Commissioner Mary O’Connor
Commissioner Brian Andrews
Troop 80 Boy Scouts
Weaver Printing
Kris and Katelyn Gamba
Bridget Briant
Lex Ottati, photographer
Walter Gallagher
Bernie Wagenblast
Cranford Fire Department Water Rescue team
Cranford DPW
Cranford Library
Ralph Circelli, Cranford Canoe Club
Elaine Moffett, Periwinkles
HPC spouses and friends who willingly gave of their time

A special thank you to

Elaine at Periwinkles


Ralph at Cranford Canoe Club

for selling ducks for us!

​​THANK YOU to our Sponsors

Cranford Chamber of Commerce – this year’s Co-host with Hanson Park Conservancy
Bridget Briant – Yoga to Go
Feder Insurance
Tera Inc
Cranford Jaycees
A Cossa Landscaping Design LLC
Arnold’s Pest Control
Jim and Julie Murphy
Cranford Rehab and Nursing Center

Martin Jewelers
A&W Chiropractic
Prunty & Curran for Cranford
Posner Accounting Solutions Inc
Green Thumb Garden Club
Keating Physical Therapy

Dr. Michael Beams
The Rudnicki Family
The Pirozzoli Family
Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery
Garretson Financial
Renaud DeAppolonio, LLC
Spencer Savings Bank
Springfield Park Manor Homeowners Assoc
Cranford Clay Courts Club
Knights of Columbus Cranford Council #6226

Merchant Prize donors
Basket Courtesy of Lori Talbot, HPC trustee
Cranford Gift Card(s) donated by the Andrews Family
TriStar Mystery Autographed Mini Football Helmet, Attack of the Baseball Cards
Breadsmith Gift Card
Periwinkles Gft Card

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs.

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.

Our 2018 Rubber Ducky Race was featured on Cake Boss! 

Watch it here!

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