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Mermorial Park on Winchester

Contact Information for Mission City Memorial Park

Mission City Memorial Park
420 N. Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-3790, fax (408) 244-8660 | Cemetery@santaclaraca.gov

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm  to 4:30 pm
Grounds Open Daily, 8 am to 5 pm

Cemetery Map (PDF)

Mission City Memorial Park

The Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) is one of two City cemeteries and its upkeep is important to us.  The three full time Grounds Maintenance staff have been busy with interments, headstone installations, and grounds and building maintenance.

The City has discontinued the use of RoundUp which was used in the past to control weeds and grasses around headstones, flat markers, curb lines, and pathways.  As a result, the amount of labor required to accomplish the more detailed grounds maintenance tasks has increased, and admittedly has not been able to keep up at the height of the growth season. To support our full time maintenance staff, the MCMP recruits and partners with individual volunteers and organizations, as well as periodically hires part time staff as budget permits.

To address the need on a near term basis, the City is adding two additional part time laborers in August to focus on headstone trimming.  The City is also reviewing long term staffing levels, alternative to chemical use strategies, and the budget required to support the detail work on an ongoing basis, particularly during the growth season, March-November.

We want to thank the community for their patience and ongoing concern.  We welcome those who may wish to assist us on upcoming cemetery volunteer maintenance days and invite them to contact us to schedule a work party.  We appreciate the time and effort made to help our cemeteries and parks stay in good shape.

About Mission City Memorial Park

Mission City Memorial Park is owned and operated by the City of Santa Clara. The 30-acre, tree-studded site is available to any family looking for a final resting place for a loved one.

•  All faiths are welcome. A non-denominational chapel is available and graveside services are allowed.

•  A Veterans Section is dedicated to the memory of the brave men and women who served in:
   - Civil War
   - Spanish-American War
   - World War I
   - World War II
   - Korean Conflict
   - Vietnam War
   - Gulf War

On Memorial Day, the Section is decorated with 21 American flags as a tribute and celebration of their lives.

•  Families have a variety of options for final disposition, including
   - in ground burial
   - mausoleum placement
   - in ground or niche placement of cremated remains

•  Pre-planning provides peace of mind that preferences are known and will be honored. Staff members can help individuals and families consider all of their options. Helpful checklists are available to guide you through the process. Advance planning considerations include:
   - Ground burial, lawn crypt, mausoleum crypt or cremation niche
   - Location within Mission City Memorial Park
   - Desired wording on headstone or inscription plate
   - Preferences for funeral or memorial service

• Permanent records of individuals placed in Mission City Memorial Park are maintained in perpetuity.

 Self Guided Tour

• Mission City Memorial Park is one of the oldest cemeteries in California.
  A self-guided walking tour (PDF) stops at 60 final resting places of important people in the region’s history.

Fees

A schedule of fees and services is available by calling or visiting the cemetery office.

Burials Index

• The Mission City Memorial Park's burials index (CSV: 3.5MB) is available for your review.

Contact Information for Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum

Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 615-3790, fax (408) 244-8660 | Cemetery@santaclaraca.gov

About Agnews Historic Cemetery

•  This cemetery was first used after 1906, with burials continuing through the 1960s.
•  There are no burials from the 1906 earthquake at this cemetery.
•  Forty-one of the earthquake victims from Agnews are buried at Mission City Memorial Park, located on Winchester Boulevard.
•  There is a dedicatory plaque to these earthquake victims located near the Mission City Memorial Park offices.

 Agnews Entrance with Gazebo - jpeg

 

About the Museum

•  A museum to remember the lives of the people that worked and lived at the Agnews State Hospital and later Agnews Developmental Center from 1888 to 2009.
•  Artifacts and photos of the past are displayed for the public to view.
•  For more information and details on tours and hours of operation call (408) 615-3790.

Museum Hours

•  The museum and viewing gazebo are open on Fridays only between 10 am and 2 pm.

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