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FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL PARK
Whether you are looking to create a memorialization plan for yourself, or for family or loved ones, or if you just want to know more about the beautiful, historic grounds of Fairmount Memorial Park, you are at the right spot. Here you will find photos of the different memorialization options at Fairmount, as well as information on the general history of the park and the interesting and notable persons whose legacy is forever established at Fairmount.
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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE
Meet with a Fairmount Memorial Park Family Service Representative.
Begin the planning process to reduce anxiety and stress.
Discover which memorial options are best for the needs of you and your family.
Understand the options, costs, and options for traditional burial or cremation memorialization.
Meetings can be held in your home, our office, over the phone, or through video chat (for in person meetings, we will follow all current communicable disease guidelines).
FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL PARK
Sitting high on the rim rock above the Spokane River, one can enjoy the breath taking view of Spokane's "Bowl and Pitcher" and Riverside State Park, while the stunning mid-century modern design of Sunset Mausoleum contrasts with the classical architecture of the many private mausoleums, offices and maintenance structures built in the early 20th century.
Originally established as Fairmount Cemetery on May 29, 1888, Fairmount Cemetery served as the Spokane community's "Official City and County Burial Ground". This cemetery park is made up of 160 acres with just over 80 developed.
MEMORIAL OPTIONS AT FAIRMOUNT
As one of Spokane's oldest cemeteries, and being established as what was considered in the day to be a modern approach to cemeteries, its also undeniably beautiful. The combination of amazing natural scenery, inspiring views, and historic monuments and architecture make Fairmount today what it has been for generations: a premier park for memorialization, reflection and the honoring of loved ones.
Fairmount Memorial Park currently has 60,000 internments, with 74,000 internment rights sold and room for an additional 10,000.
THE CEMETERY PARK
Fairmount's 160 acres offer a diverse landscape for contemplative reflection and memorialization. Classical monuments of earlier generations share the tree-lined grounds with more contemporary open spaces. To learn more about cemetery plots at Fairmount Memorial Park or other parks, please visit the Ground Burial page.
If you would like to discussed arranging for a plot or other memorial at Fairmount, contact a Fairmount Family Service Representative.
Fairmount Memorial Park contains two separate cremation gardens. Hillcrest Gardens is situated near Sunset Chapel and features panoramic views of the Spokane River. Canyon View Cremation Garden is located on the north side of the cemetery and features panoramic views and easy accessibility.
To learn more about cremation gardens, visit our cremation garden section.
COLUMBARIA AND OUTDOOR NICHES
Fairmount Memorial Park features a number of niche options in a variety of styles and sizes. Dramatic options overlooking the Spokane River, as well as a variety of traditional community versions are located throughout the cemetery grounds.
To learn more about outdoor niches, click here.
SUNSET CHAPEL AND MAUSOLEUM
Sunset Chapel and Mausoleum provides both indoor crypts for casketed internment as well as glass-front display niches for cremation memorialization. The inspiring architecture of the structure and the panoramic views overlooking the Spokane River and the Bowl and Pitcher is also an ideal venue for receptions and events.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR CRYPTS
Exterior crypt options are available at Fairmount Memorial Park at both the Sunset Chapel/Mausoleum as well as the Temple Court Crypts. Family Estates are another option on the grounds, and may be a fitting decision for those families desiring a memorial to maintain a family or legacy or a monument with more grandeur.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Fairmount Cemetery was established May 29th in 1888 and was the growing community of Spokane's second modern cemetery.
Fairmount, like Greenwood and Riverside, is the final resting place for many of the community’s early pioneers and city developers - people from the mining, lumbering, railroading, banking, city development, and governing arenas.
But these prominent individuals are not the only Spokane figures buried here.
So are the common laborers from those same professions, the indigent, and the unidentified.
A walk through the grounds will reveal a span of history from Washington Territory days to present-day, as noted by the headstones of Territorial representatives, and State senators and governors.
People such as Reverend and Mrs. Havermale, Senator Dill, Mr. and Mrs. Browne, D. C. Corbin, Patsy Clark, and one of President Lincoln’s body guards, Frank Johnson to mention a few.
HISTORICAL FIGURES AND PIONEERS AT FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL PARK
The final resting places for individuals whose stories, impact, and legacy have had an impact on the growth of Spokane, Washington State, the western US and Canada and the world can be found at Fairmount Memorial Park. To view just a few of these stories, visit by clicking one of the images below.
MEMORIAL OPTIONS AND SERVICES
Discover the many options available for both traditional burial in addition to classical and contemporary options for cremation memorials. The links below provide more information about the different ways that you and your family can continue to honor the life of a loved one today and for generations to come.
FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL PARK STAFF DIRECTORY
Friendly and caring Family Service Representatives at Fairmount Memorial Park would be pleased to assist you with any questions or arrangements.