Touchstones

Paving the way for a sustainable future for the Garden.

About Touchstone Ebetsu Plaza Fundraiser

The Gresham Japanese Garden, also known as Tsuru Island (SueDo) is pleased to offer this special commemorative paver fundraiser to support the needs of the Garden and Ebetsu Plaza for now and its future. The Gresham Japanese Garden, a non-profit organization rebirthed in 2011 because of dedicated citizens in Gresham averages over 18,000 hours of volunteering a year. See History for details.

Ebetsu Plaza lie in Main City Park at the farthest spot southeast you can walk. Visible and approachable from Springwater Trail, the Gresham-Barlow Youth Baseball diamond, and of course from walking through Main City Park.

The Ebetsu Plaza walkway is 106 feet wide by 12 feet long with the capacity to lay over 3000 pavers. Ebetsu Plaza, named after Ebestu, Japan, Gresham’s sister city is a circular construction with benches made from the old bridge surrounded by twelve Akebono Cherry trees flanking the Touchstone walkway. The Ebetsu Plaza will serve as a public gathering place, workshop and event venue for all of Gresham to enjoy.

Touchstone Commemorative Pavers – $100

What better way to show your love for someone, create a lasting memory for your family, and to give back to your community.

The Touchstone pavers are a meaningful opportunity to celebrate, remember and honor loved ones and share special occasions personalized on pavers in our new walkway and Ebestu Plaza, with proceeds to support the Gresham Japanese Garden.

The purchase of your Touchstone paver will pave the future for the Gresham Japanese Garden.

Consider an engraved Touchstone to mark such moments as:

  • Births
  • Baptisms
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Deaths
  • Anniversaries
  • Special Memory
  • Inspirational Message

Touchstone Specifications

All proceeds from the Touchstone fundraiser will be used to support current and future needs of Gresham Japanese Garden. The production, payment processing, and all logistics are kindly faciliated through Stamp Connection.

  • 7.5 x 7.5 square paver
  • Engraved with a personalized message — maximum 4 lines.
  • Personalized message with stock images. Custom icons will be available for an extra charge.
  • Money-back guarantee.

The Gresham Japanese Garden has partnered with John Clark, owner of Stamp Connection. Their team will be managing all production and payment processing.

Become a Project Partner

The most remarkable part about the Ebetsu Plaza Project is its unique fund raising model and the inclusion of the community partner program. A way for local non-profits to support the construction of Ebetsu Plaza while also raising awareness and funding for their own cause. Partnering means a chance at 20% of the total funds raised by the project. To partner, your only responsibility is to promote the sale of pavers to your supporters.

As a partner, your organization will have its own page on this website. Whenever a paver is purchased through your partner page, 20% of the $100.00 donation fee will go back to your cause.