The park's history goes back to the year 1909. It features a large water fountain and a gazebo for music bands from the early 20th century, constructed in the European style fashionable at that time.
Located within the park is the Tsuruma Central Library. The park has a Greenification Center that is run by the Nagoya City Greenery Association.
The park has Yoshino cherry, Japanese andromeda, Japanese zelkova, Flowering quince, Tulip, Camellia, Thunberg spirea, Pearlbrush, Rapeseed, Common snapdragon, and Swamp chrysanthemum. Tsuruma Park is popular during the Sakura blossom viewing season in spring, as well as for outings and events such as the Nagoya Walkathon.