Mesa Cemetery

1212 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Get Directions

Visitors can enter from either Country Club Dr. or Center St.

Mailing Address

Mesa Cemetery
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

Contact Information

Fax 480-644-3190


Mesa Cemetery

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Notice: Mesa Cemetery is limiting families to two members when making funeral arrangements at the office. Please call ahead for an appointment at 480-644-2335.

Established in 1891, the Mesa Cemetery has served our community with dedication and distinction for more than a century. We have earned a reputation for well-kept grounds, helpful and understanding staff, and affordable services. The year 2016 celebrates 125 years of operations for the Mesa Cemetery.

Operated by the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department, the Cemetery is managed with a sincere concern for the public interest and great respect for human dignity.


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Hours of Operation

Office hours  

Monday – Friday (except City observed holidays)
8 am - 5 pm.

Sales services end at 4:30 pm.

We respectfully ask that meetings with Cemetery staff be scheduled in advance.

Visitation hours  

Gates are open every day from dawn to dusk.  Times vary according to seasonal daylight changes.

Memorial Service hours  

Monday – Friday (except City observed holidays)
8 am - 3 pm

Services on weekdays that extend beyond 3 pm or Saturday services will incur additional charges.


What is the availability of graves and what is the cost?

Gravesites are available for sale in Heritage Garden, which is the section west of 12th Street near the Country Club Drive entrance.  This section allows only flat monuments.

The Cemetery also has gravesites available in North View, which is the section north of D Street.  This section allows for flat monuments or upright monuments in designated rows only.

See a map of available gravesites [PDF]. All other sections of the Cemetery are sold out.

Note:  Owners very rarely return graves to the Cemetery.  Any private sales can be found on websites that advertise items for sale.

What decorations can be placed on a grave?

Decorations can be placed on a grave, niche, or urn garden; however, they must be placed in an approved, permanent flower vase.  All other decorations are subject to removal at any time for maintenance and safety purposes.  The only exceptions are funeral arrangements (removed by staff within three to five days) and certain holiday decorations.

Glass, fences, and plantings (including sod and artificial turf) are strictly prohibited.  Holiday arrangements are allowed only for the following holidays: Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day and Veteran's Day. Holiday decorations will be removed January 15, June 15 and two weeks after Easter.

All maintenance on the grounds of the Mesa Cemetery will be conducted by City staff or contractors thereof.

What do I do if the earth around a monument or on a grave is settling?

Contact office staff and they will process a work order to backfill the grave or raise and level the monument.  All maintenance on the grounds of the Cemetery will be conducted by City staff or contractors thereof.

What cremation options does the cemetery provide?

Two cremation urns can be interred in one grave, niche or urn garden space. Cremation remains can also be scattered in a designated area at the Rose Garden.  The niches, urn garden and scattering garden are located North of the office.  Costs for cremation options can be found on the Fees and Charges Tab.

How do I purchase a monument for a grave?

A monument can be ordered through any monument company or mortuary. Mesa Cemetery installs all monuments and foundations.  Installation costs can be found on the Fees and Charges tab. Please note that upright monuments can be placed in designated areas only.  Cemetery office staff can advise on the type of monument that is permitted for a particular grave site.