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211 N. Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224
GREENWOOD MEMORIAL TERRACE
If you've already determined how you would like your remains memorialized, or you are just beginning the process or want to understand the difference between the many choices available, below you will find links to different sections containing explanations, images and other resources.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE
Meet with a Greenwood Memorial Terrace 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).
A VISUAL OVERVIEW OF GREENWOOD
Greenwood Memorial Terrace was founded in 1888. Of the 151 acres, the cemetery has approximately 85 developed. It is one of Fairmount Memorial Associations most popular parks as it is the location of the annual Easter sunrise service at Sunrise Vista, as well as the 1,000 steps of popular local lore. Its natural beauty is enhanced by three separate terraces in an expansive, wooded setting.
While all of our Fairmount Memorial Association's Parks are distinguished by their setting, Greenwood is significant in the variety of spaces at this park, encompassing three separate terraces. The below gallery provides and overview of the park, please continue down for specific memorial features and parks available at this beautiful location.
MEMORIAL OPTIONS AT GREENWOOD
Majestic. Inspiring. Beautiful.
These are just three words that can be used to describe Greenwood Memorial Terrace. While one of the oldest cemeteries in the Inland Northwest, it is also one of the most contemporary.
Greenwood Memorial Terrace provides a diverse array of of memorial options for cremation and traditional burial. From its stunning vistas of downtown Spokane to quiet, shady alcoves of reflective remembrance, you are sure to experience a place of rest in nature's tranquil beauty.
Greenwood's natural beauty is enhanced by three separate terraces in an expansive, wooded setting.
For either traditional burial or cremation memorials, the grounds provide multiple options.
PEACEFUL PINES CREMATION PATH
Peaceful Pines Cremation Path is located on the Upper Terrace and is sheltered by numerous large pines. A designed scattering area, water features, and the quiet, reflective surroundings of nature make this an ideal memorial for loved ones.
To learn more about cremation gardens, and to see additional gardens in other parks, please visit this section.
COLUMBARIA & OUTDOOR NICHES
Dignified monuments placed in the natural setting where one or more urns can be placed. An honorable and beautiful option for remembrance and tribute.
To learn more, please see our information on outdoor niches.
OUTDOOR CRYPT INTERNMENT
As unique as each life celebrated, so shall be the tribute to their remembrance. Fairmount Memorial Association's cemetery park Greenwood Memorial Terrace is please to offer an array of outdoor options for outdoor options and crypts.
To learn more, visit our section on outdoor options and crypts.
A BRIEF HISTORY
As Spokane outgrew its frontier beginnings, its old church graveyards were at risk of overflowing, and the small pioneer cemeteries got in the way of land development. In order to solve both issues, A. M. Cannon and other prominent businessmen purchased and donated land west of town for the community’s first modern burial site - an elegant garden cemetery.
At the time, the City Beautiful Movement was in full swing, which brought reform in architecture and city planning to communities across the nation, Spokane included. Greenwood Memorial Terrace was strongly influenced by this movement, and can be seen throughout the cemetery’s design, especially the first two terraces: the flats and the bench.
The flats are the lowest level or terrace and contain the cemetery office, several memorials, and show how cemetery design and headstones have changed over time.
For example, there are old-fashioned upright headstones, some very ornate from the rural/garden cemetery era, along with grave markers flush to the ground common with today’s lawn/memorial park design.
The bench, or second terrace, is where many of Spokane’s first high society people are buried, such as the A. M. Cannon family, the Amasa B. Campbell family, Mary Latham, and James and Susan Glover to mention a few. It is full of family mausoleums, large family plots or memorials, and obelisks. It is also worth noting that the bench was designed to have a great view of the city and mountains beyond, but with time, the view disappeared as the trees grew. Now the top holds the best view.
The top is the site of the giant white cement Cross of Inspiration that was erected in 1961, which is where an interdenominational Easter sunrise service is held each year, along with other events throughout the year.
HISTORICAL FIGURES AND PIONEERS AT GREENWOOD MEMORIAL TERRACE
The final resting places for many significant pioneers instrumental in the development and history of Spokane can be found within the Fairmount Memorial Association cemetery parks. It is our pleasure to highlight some of these important individuals; continuing to breathe life into the history of Spokane. We hope you enjoy exploring the following links:
MEMORIAL OPTIONS AND SERVICES
Discover traditional and more contemporary memorials, tributes and options available at Fairmount Memorial Association parks and cemeteries:
GREENWOOD MEMORIAL STAFF DIRECTORY
The caring Fairmount Memorial Association staff at Greenwood Memorial Terrace would be pleased to assist you with any questions or arrangements. If you would like to speak to one of our Family Service Representatives, use the contact form below, call the cemetery office (509) 838-1405 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org