- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Welcoming all faiths and cultures
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home is committed to helping people of all belief systems and cultures create meaningful, personalized funeral or memorial services. We are honored to serve families from a wide, diverse range of backgrounds and faiths, including Buddhist, Catholic and Islamic.
We believe that no 2 lives are the same and a final tribute should be a true reflection of the unique life it represents. At Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, we work diligently and thoughtfully to help each family create a one-of-a-kind memorial service that truly captures the essence of their loved one.
We honor veterans
At Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Our Pflugerville funeral home
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home is a 17,000-square-foot facility located on the grounds of Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery. This spacious funeral home features fresh, modern decor inspired by the rustic elegance of the Texas Hill Country, which provides a distinguished hometown feel.
Within the funeral home, Memorial Chapel comfortably seats up to 250 guests, is non-denominational and offers a private family lounge and seating area. The building also includes 4 visitation rooms, inviting lounges and the Longhorn Room—where you are welcome to host a catered reception before or after a memorial service.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements. If you wish, cremated remains can be placed at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.
Excellence in funeral service
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home is a prominent and trusted part of the Pflugerville and Greater Austin communities. Through the years, our funeral home team has continued to build on our reputation of top-notch, reliable service.
This experienced group of professionals is dedicated to ensuring each funeral, cremation and memorial service is personal and memorable.
The Cook-Walden Capital Parks legacy of service began in the late 1800s when Samuel E. Rosengren opened a downtown funeral home in the 400 block of Congress Street in Austin, which served the funeral needs of families in the growing state capital until 1920.
Charles Cook's contribution
Charles B. Cook purchased Rosengren's business and opened an opulent 3-story building located between the state capitol and the governor's mansion, which quickly became the largest and most prestigious provider of funeral and ambulance services in the community. Mr. Cook continued the tradition of providing the finest in care and service in Austin for more than 50 years.
The years of Charles Walden and expansion
Charles Walden purchased Cook Funeral Home in 1971, bringing 30 years of dedication and service to the business. Mr. Walden soon moved Cook-Walden Funeral Home from 11th and Colorado avenues to North Lamar Street, where it continues to be an Austin landmark.
Mr. Walden acquired 2 adjacent cemeteries on North I-35 and continued to expand the Cook-Walden name in 1985 with the acquisition of Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown and Young Funeral Home in Florence, along with the construction of Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills off Route 183 and Anderson Mill Road.
Forest Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery in the Oak Hill area also became part of the Cook-Walden family in 1992.
The funeral home opens
In 1997, the jewel in the Cook-Walden crown, the 17,000-square-foot Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, was added. This compassionate and caring funeral home was opened right on the grounds of Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.
With our rich history, our teams still continue to thoughtfully and compassionately support people through this emotionally challenging stage of life. We'll be here for years to come doing the exact same thing: caring for families in the Austin area.
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery rests in a quiet area of Pflugerville. It features gorgeous landscaping and mature trees in a peaceful, natural setting. The meticulously maintained cemetery is a beautiful final resting place and tranquil atmosphere in which to reflect and remember.
The cemetery grounds boast more than 50 acres of beautifully wooded property that contain many landmark features that can only be found within our gates.
Located at the heart of the cemetery and flanked by sparkling reflection pools is a wonderful community mausoleum that features an indoor chapel for committal services. It offers both indoor and outdoor crypts and cremation niches. Private family estates are also available with views of the reflection pools.
Nestled near the mausoleum is the Fountain of Memories Garden that offers families a variety of choices in private and community settings, all in a gated area adorned with immaculate landscaping, bubbling fountains and cascading waterfalls.
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery features specially designed gardens to meet the needs of many of Greater Austin’s diverse cultures and communities. For example, the cemetery has gardens dedicated exclusively to the Jewish and Islamic faiths, while the Texas Liberty garden offers a stunning courtyard feature and granite bench estate for veterans and their families.
Garden of the Risen Christ was dedicated by Reverend Gregory Aymond, Bishop of Austin. This garden offers a garden mausoleum, private gated and hedge estates, and cemetery property with upright monuments.
For those who choose cremation, we offer a wide variety of unique and picturesque inurnment options at our Hill Country Cremation Garden.
Space for generations to come
With nearly 75 acres of undeveloped land, Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery will continue to be a place of peace and comfort to residents of Pflugerville and the Greater Austin community for many generations to come. If you have any questions or would like us to show you around the cemetery, please reach out. We'll be honored to help.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
LIFT: Butterfly Release
LIFT® is a social support program that helps widows and widowers adjust to the loss of a spouse by providing hope to reinforce a sense of wholeness and purpose in those who may be feeling lost or isolated.
11th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join local veterans' organizations, including the Vietnam Veterans of America, for a moving and profound ceremony recognizing the sacrifices made by American POWs and MIAs.
Annual Remembrance Service
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We warmly invite you to attend & bring an ornament in honor of your loved one(s) for the remembrance tree.