The City of Mesa and Mesa Cemetery are closely monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19. In an effort to embrace social distancing, and follow the guidelines set by the CDC and the Governor, we encourage questions and memorial service arrangements be handled by phone by calling 480-644-2335.
If an in-person meeting is desired, appointments must be made in advance, and will be limited to one appointment at a time.
Until further notice, all services and gatherings will be capped at 10 family members or loved ones and will adhere to social distancing guidelines.
While all equipment is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, we encourage visitors to remember, the best way to reduce the risk of getting sick and to avoid COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday (except City observed holidays)
Sales services end at 4:30 pm.
We respectfully ask that meetings with Cemetery staff be scheduled in advance.
Gates are open every day from dawn to dusk. Times vary according to seasonal daylight changes.
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Monday – Friday (except City observed holidays)
Services on weekdays that extend beyond 3 pm or Saturday services will incur additional charges.
It’s time for the annual Mesa Cemetery Christmas Wreath Program. We would like to provide you with the opportunity to recognize loved ones with a decorative fresh fir Christmas wreath.
The $40 fee includes a 25” wreath with pinecones, velvet bow, placement, and removal after January 13, 2020.
If you would like to place an order, please complete and return the order form and payment by Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Cemetery Tree Donation Program
Honor The Past By Planting The Future.
The Mesa Cemetery needs your help planting trees in our memorial forest. Many trees have been lost to recent storm damage and every dollar you donate to the tree planting program will be used to purchase, plant and care for new trees at the Mesa Cemetery.
Two ways to donate:
1.Donate online at: www.foundationformesaparks.org Click on the "Donate" tab and select the "Tree Planting Program."
2. Send a check to: Foundation for Mesa Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 4121 Mesa, AZ 85210.
Cemetery Tree Program Flyer [PDF]
For questions related to the Tree Donation Program, please call Aimee Manis at 480-644-5327
Cemetery Expansion and newly available “Memorial Acres”
The City of Mesa is excited to announce the opening of the “Memorial Acres” expansion section of the Mesa Cemetery. This newest expansion is the first phase of “Memorial Acres” which adds an additional 1,059 grave sites to available inventory. “Memorial Acres”, once fully developed, will add approximately 4,000 grave sites with an anticipated completion in 2019. “Memorial Acres” does allow for upright monuments as well as flat monuments in designated rows. Please see our FAQ’s for further information regarding monuments.
For further information on availability and sales, please contact cemetery staff at (480) 644-2335 or email@example.com during the office hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We respectfully request all sales inquiries are made through a scheduled appointment so that staff can provide the highest level of service and respect to families.
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.