Notice: 7/31/2019 -
Last evening, the Mesa Cemetery experienced significant monsoon storm damage that resulted in the loss of over 25 mature Italian Cypress and Olive Trees. The uprooting of the trees resulted in further damage to the perimeter fencing, turf and landscape along the Center Street entrance as well as throughout the Cemetery. Cemetery Staff have began the removal and clean up of the damage once completed, will begin to replant the Italian Cypress to maintain the look and feel of the current landscape. The planting along the Center Street fence is expected to last through the month of August weather permitting.
The Cemetery remains open during normal business hours though access will be limited to the Country Club gates until the Center Street clean up is completed.
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.
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.