At Belcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum, we have upheld our original principles of professionalism and care for the Salem, Oregon, and surrounding Willamette Valley community since 1928. At our cemetery property, we provide a dignified, peaceful park-like setting to honor your loved ones. Our gates are open daily, 7:30am to dusk.
- Mountain views
- Waterside views
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Scenic cemetery grounds
Often called the “jewel” of Salem, our beautifully landscaped 70-acre cemetery features a large variety of trees and plants, and wildlife is abundant throughout the park. All seasons bring their special sights, and every month something is in bloom at Belcrest Memorial Park. Even in winter, the strawberry madrones display their flowers.
Variety of burial, cremation options
Belcrest Memorial Park is a non-denominational, endowment care cemetery that serves all faiths and honors our veterans. Interment options include traditional burial, double-depth lawn crypts, mausoleum crypts, and columbarium niches made of glass, marble and bronze. We also have a lakeside cremation garden.
All of our burial and cremation services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service. Many of our associates have family members at Belcrest, and every family is treated with respect and care.
Contact our team
Please contact Belcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.
Belcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum has served the memorial needs of the Salem community since its establishment in 1928 by W.A. Laidlaw as one of the 1st and largest endowment care cemeteries on the West Coast.
Cemetery, mausoleum amenities
Belcrest Memorial Park is located on gentle green rolling hills, atop a bell-shaped crest overlooking the Willamette Valley in south Salem. Beautiful landscaping, including hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, enhance the natural beauty of the cemetery’s 70 acres.
Belcrest was a tulip farm before the founding of the memorial park. Black-and-white photos of the property at that time are on display in our small museum, as well as records of funerals of many state governors, senators, representatives and other prominent members of the Salem community.
Local legacy of care
Belcrest Memorial Park has served families in Salem for more than 90 years and continue to serve as one of the premier cemetery and mausoleums on the West Coast. Many of our employees have been with us for more than 25 years. Our heritage speaks for itself.
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"Real people without fake corporate scripts. Helpful, caring like they were friends which they really are to everyone"
"It is soon 4 months now since mom passed away. Thank you for making the experience something that I can now look back on and feel truly good About the decisions we made and the whole experience."