• Explore Our Sunset Mission Mausoleum

    The Sunset Mission Mausoleum at Inglewood Park Cemetery was inspired by the beautiful architecture of historic California missions. As you approach it on foot or take the virtual tour with the accompanying video, you’ll appreciate the graceful archways and upper level terraces that overlook the immaculate landscaping and mature shade-trees. The mausoleum was positioned so that the sun sets directly behind the building, allowing the red tile roof to light up brilliantly. 

    With the completion of this mausoleum in 2008, our cemetery now features the largest such structure in the country. It has two stories above ground and one below. Inside, you’ll find the Mission Chapel, Library of Roses, and original stained glass windows. 

    Inglewood Park Cemetery welcomes your questions about the Sunset Mission Mausoleum and our cemetery services available in the Los Angeles area. You can speak with a Memorial Officer by calling (310) 412-6500.

  • What Do You Need for a Ground Burial?

    An in-ground burial is a traditional interment space. You will need to purchase interment rights in a grave or lawn crypt, a burial vault, the opening and closing service, and a gravestone memorial. First, choose an interment location that speaks to your sense of aesthetics. You may want a location that’s close to a beautiful tree or overlooking a water feature, for example. If you have loved ones buried in the cemetery, then you may want a location as close to them as possible. 

    Next, you’ll need a burial vault. The burial vault is a sealed outer burial container that completely encloses the casket you purchased at the funeral home/mortuary. The burial vault offers additional protection from soil settling. The opening and closing service is the process of opening the grave, lowering the vault into the grave and the casket into the vault, backfilling the grave, and replacing the sod. Lastly, you’ll need a gravestone memorial. This is a granite or bronze marker that identifies the burial location, and is engraved with the full name, dates of birth and death, and sometimes an endearment, such as “Beloved Father” or “Loving Daughter.” 

    Begin your burial planning process at Inglewood Park Cemetery, which provides dignified and respectful cemetery services to the Los Angeles area. Call a Memorial Counselor at (310) 412-6500.