Visiting Gresham Japanese Garden

Tsuru Island, 3/4 of an acre located at Gresham Main City Park is free and open to the public sunrise to sunset.

Make sure to also stroll to the south end of Main City Park and discover more spaces GJG maintains; Ebetsu Plaza, mural of Gresham history, Ambleside Annex, and the Hiroshima Peace Garden.

Free Cultural Events for 2024

Hina Doll Exhibition
March 3rd, 10am – 4pm

To celebrate Hinamaturi the Gresham Japanese Garden 7-tier Hina doll collection will be on display in the Kyoudou Center March 3rd from 10am – 4pm.

cherry blossoms at night time

Yozakura Festival
March 27 – April 7

An ethereal setting to behold.
Cherry blossom viewing is an iconic tradition of Japan’s in the daytime and nighttime.

Pruning Program Schedule

Order Your Touchstone Paver

Mission Statement

The Gresham Japanese Garden on Tsuru Island provides a place of culture, beauty, tranquilty and learning for all who visit. The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden bear responsibility to the City of Gresham to build upon the Japanese American legacy in the community. We foster sustainability through leadership, stewardship, education, and volunteerism.

Available to Rent

The Gresham Japanese Garden, Ebetsu Plaza, and the newly remodeled Kyoudou Center are all available for your next event or meeting. Check us each one of the venues as separate rentals or in combination!

Tsuru Island

Gresham Park’s Most Inspirational Project

What Our Volunteers Say:

“ I have found great friends, gardening joy, and have learned more things about all facets of gardening in a multi-generational setting. I’ve hit the garden lottery of joy!!”

— Deb