Sunset Section Maintenance
Please help us to ensure that Double Butte Cemetery is consistent with posted guidelines by removing all items, which are outside the guidelines, by March 15, prior to the spring cleanup. The only items approved at grave sites are permanent markers and vases that have been installed, or approved, by staff.
Double Butte Cemetery
2505 W. Broadway Rd.,Tempe AZ 85282
Southeast Corner 48th Street/Broadway Road
Administration Office - Monday-Friday - 480-350-5244
3500 S. Rural Rd., Suite 201, Tempe AZ 85282
Burials are scheduled Monday-Saturday*, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
*Overtime fees will be applied to Saturday services.
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, Money Orders or Cashier's Checks
ALL decorations will be removed the 1st week of May/1st week of November.
*Cemetery Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.
*Please be respectful of the cemetery and to others visiting the cemetery.
*Pets are not allowed on the cemetery grounds.
*The cemetery is not responsible for stolen vases or damaged markers.
*Upright markers are not permitted in the grass areas.
*The cemetery staff will install all approved markers.
*The cemetery staff will plant all flowers, shrubs etc.
*The cemetery staff will install all new or additional curbing at the expense of the requesting party.
*Changes or enhancements to graves must be approved in advance.
*The speed limit in the cemetery is 15 m.p.h.
*Potted plants or other objects are not to be depressed in the ground.
*Glass containers are not permitted in the cemetery.
*The cemetery staff may remove and and/or all decorations when deemed necessary.
Sunrise Section, $3,750 – not including opening & closing
This lawn-covered section features companion spaces that allow up to two (2) caskets per space (stacked). Grave Boxes are required for each casket and must be purchased through a mortuary. Markers (flat only) and in-ground vases will be installed by staff. All other items are subject to removal.
Sunset Section, $2,025 – not including opening & closing
This desert section features single casket spaces. It is a shallow-depth area covered by uniform decomposed granite. Grave Boxes are required for each casket and must be purchased through a mortuary. Markers and vases will be installed by staff. All other items are subject to removal.
Memorial Gardens, $1,090
Spaces are available in the Memorial Gardens for the interment of cremated remains. The fee includes opening & closing for weekday services and a memorial plaque. Only one set of cremated remains per space. Art Feature
Photographs of existing headstones are available upon request. Please submit your request via e-mail. Please include the name of the decedent and date of death.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Arizona State Department of Vital Statistics
Arizona State Birth & Death Certificates
Double Butte Cemetery was established in 1888, on a parcel of land near 48th Street & Broadway. By 1958, the cemetery was placed under the management of the City of Tempe Parks and Recreation Department. The cemetery features lawn and desert sections for casket burials as well as the Memorial Gardens for the interment of cremated remains.
The monuments of those interred in Double Butte Cemetery provide a veritable "Who's Who" of Tempe. It is home to many notable Tempeans who served as senators, representatives, governors, legislators, mayors, council members, educators, firefighters and law enforcement. It is also the resting place of numerous military veterans, dating back to the American Civil War. As you drive through Tempe, you will see the streets, schools, buildings and parks which bear the names of those who will forever be a part of Tempe's history and, for many, Double Butte Cemetery.
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