RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK

OFFICE HOURS:

MON - FRI

800a-430p

SAT

900a-200p

PARK OPEN:

DAILY

DAWN to DUSK

ADDRESS

211 N. Government Way
Spokane, WA  99224

PHONE

(509) 838-1405

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RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK

Originally intended as a municipal park for the young city of Spokane, its legacy is apparent as you walk the curving pathways through trees and grass arriving at a scenic overlook of the Spokane River.   Whether you are considering creating a plan for yourself or a family member, or interested in knowing more about one of the Northwest's most beautiful spaces, this page has the information to get you started.   The links below allow you to jump to specific sections of interest to you. 

MEMORIALIZATION AT RIVERSIDE

CEMETERY INFORMATION

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

Meet with a Riverside 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).

 

A VISUAL OVERVIEW OF RIVERSIDE

Riverside Memorial Park is directly opposite Greenwood Memorial Terrace on Government Way and its grand entrance is framed by the historic Park Cottage and Heritage Funeral & Cremation.  The park covers a total of 161 acres with 85 of those acres developed, overlooking the confluence of the Spokane River and Latah Creek.  Native basalt rock formations are used consistently throughout the park's architecture and structures to connect this land to its ancient heritage, as well as its more recent history as you pass through the Kirtland Cutter designed arch entrance to the park.

It's beauty is not only a place of solemn memorial, but a celebration of life as the park is a frequent site of many community events in conjunction with Heritage Funeral & Cremation.

 
 

MEMORIAL OPTIONS AT RIVERSIDE

Below are some of the many options for establishing a place of permanent memorialization at Riverside Memorial Park.

CEMETERY GROUNDS

There are nearly 50 acres of the park set aside for the cemetery grounds. Across the grounds are almost three miles of pathways, spreading out from the main entrance in the pattern of a flower bloom.

 
ROSE CIRCLE CREMATION NICHES

A striking landmark within the park are the Rose Circle Cremation Niches. Centered on a wooden pavilion, flowers and columbaria create a distinct space of reflection and peace surrounded by nature.

 
GARDEN OF PEACE COLUMBARIUM

A striking landmark within the park are the Rose Circle Cremation Niches. Centered on a wooden pavilion, flowers and columbaria create a distinct space of reflection and peace surrounded by nature.

RIVERSIDE MAUSOLEUM

A familiar landmark to students and others who pass Riverside along Government Way, Riverside Mausoleum was built in 1931 in the Spanish Colonial style and holds revered spaces for indoor crypt options as well as glass front display niches for urns.

 
A BRIEF HISTORY

The land where Riverside Memorial Park lies was originally a recreational municipal park, which opened in 1907 when John Aylard Finch spearheaded the organization of the Riverside Park Company. It wasn’t until November 1914 that the grounds were dedicated as a cemetery, which required a special city ordinance to allow a cemetery to be within the city limits. The original name of the cemetery was Riverside Park Cemetery, and changed in 1962 to its current name.

Since the grounds were originally a park, it was only natural that the cemetery was developed in the memorial park design, with the majority of the gravesites having in-ground markers, and with few upright headstones, mausoleums, and family plots. There are, however, the fraternal and Orthodox sections that were designed in the old garden cemetery fashion.

In addition to being the home for the deceased, the site is also home to a large population of wildlife since it is so close to the confluence of Latah Creek with the Spokane River. The overall design of the cemetery was laid out in a flower pattern, thus the names of the sections: Rose, Violet, Aster, Lily, Jonquil, Tulip, and Wisteria among others.

 

HISTORICAL FIGURES AND PIONEERS AT RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK

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:

RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK STAFF DIRECTORY

The caring Fairmount Memorial Association staff at Riverside Memorial Park 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 information@fairmountmemorial.com

 

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9797
Spokane, WA 99209

Corporate Office:

822 N Government Way 

Spokane WA 99224 

information@fairmountmemorial.com

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FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

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