Cranford History


Cranford offers a fine selection of public parks and in the future the history of these resources will be added to this page.

Cranford is home to two large Union County Parks:

Unami and  Nomehegan


Township of Cranford Parks:

Adams Park – Adams Ave. & Lambert St.

Buchanan Park – Centennial Ave. & Buchanan ve.

Canoe Club – Springfield Ave. & Orange Ave.

Crane’s Park – Springfield Ave. & North Union Ave.

Cranford West – Hope, N.J.

Girl Scout Park – Springfield Ave. & Orange Ave.

Hampton Park – Eastman St. & Hampton St.

Hanson Park – Springfield Ave. & Holly St.

Johnson Park – Johnson Ave.

Josiah Crane Park

Lincoln Park – Lincoln Ave.

Mayor’s Park – Springfield Ave. & North Union Ave.

Memorial Park – Springfield Ave. & Central Ave.

Mohawk Park

Sherman Park – Lincoln Ave. East

One Comment

  1. Steve
    August 1, 2012

    A few comments regarding Cranford’s parks:

    1. “Nomehegan” is correctly spelled “Nomahegan.”

    2. At least four parks are omitted from the foregoing list:

    i. Sperry Park (named after William Miller Sperry), located off North Union Avenue.
    ii. MacConnell Park (fka Liberty Park), frequently misspelled as “McConnell Park,” named after the town’s first physician, Joseph Kerr MacConnell. It is located on Eastman Street.
    iii. Lenape Park, located off Kenilworth Boulevard.
    iv. Squire Williams Park, located near the dam at Droescher’s Mill on High Street.

    3. I believe “Crane’s Park” and “Josiah Crane Park” are the same park (subject to verification).

    4. Mohawk Park is located on Mohawk Drive in Cranford’s Sunny Acres (aka Indian Village) section of town.

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