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Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery are sister locations that serve the Greater Austin community. Located in Pflugerville, the funeral home and cemetery work together to help people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. The teams provide you and your loved ones with everything you may require and are fully prepared to meet your unique funeral, cremation and cemetery needs.

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.

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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.

Cremation services

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

Reception room at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral HomeCook-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.

History

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

Special landscaping feature at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home

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.

Mausoleum options

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.

Dedicated gardens

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"My family and I highly recommend Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home team for your funeral arrangements. From the time my husband's body was picked up from our home by their staff, to making funeral arrangements with Jim Geeslin, Director; the Visitation, then the Homegoing Celebration and Interment, we were treated so respectfully and my husband's body with dignity. Our questions were promptly answered and any concerns quickly addressed. We were well pleased with their professionalism and compassion."

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October 2020

"My mother and father were laid to rest here in the same year. Services provided were exceptional. I felt comfortable around the staff and they were always there for me when I needed them. They worked around my schedule to meet my needs. It was an overall good experience in spite of the circumstance that brought me there."

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October 2020

"This is my third interaction with Cooke-Walden and each has been an experience to be admired. The staff is truly caring and go out of their way to show it. I highly recommend Cooke-Walden because of their compassion and their striving for excellence."

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October 2020

"My experience with Cook Walden was exceptional. I highly recommend preplanning funeral arrangements ahead for you and your loved ones. Making decisions during a time of grief is difficult, planning ahead eliminates that stress. Shannon and staff were compassionate and professional. I had peace of mind every detail of my husband's service would be taken care of. They offer live streaming and video taping of the service. The video Bill recorded was so beautiful."

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August 2020

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    Rick A. Davis

    General Manager
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    Jim McCown Geeslin

    Manager
  • Pflugerville Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home

    "Loni" Woodall

    Funeral Director
  • James Panzarino

    Jim Panzarino

    Funeral Director
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