Detroit Memorial Park West is located in the town of Redford, Wayne County, Michigan. Owned by the Detroit Memorial Park Association and established in the Detroit area in the mid-1920s, staff at the cemetery have long been dedicated to providing caring and dignified funeral and cemetery services to Detroit and surrounding area residents.
Detroit Memorial Park West incorporates over 60 acres of sprawling lawns that have served the needs of Detroit's African American community for decades, and continues to offer a multitude of services and options for Detroit's cultural and ethnic community as well as a multitude of religious faiths and traditions.
The cemetery grounds at Detroit's Memorial Park West are divided into sections and gardens bearing names rather than numbers, offering visitors and grieving loved ones a more personal and compassionate approach. Names such as Garden of Love, Garden of Prayer, and Garden of the Cross convey a sense of security, comfort, dignity and compassion for all who stroll the grounds.
Detroit Memorial Park West is a beautiful and well manicured cemetery that offers exquisitely-designed and arranged trees, floral arrangements, and shrubs as well as manicured pathways that give visitors the opportunity to stroll the grounds in peace, comfort and security. Two mausoleums currently found on the property as well as office buildings and other structures are dedicated to providing for the needs of all individuals.
Detroit Memorial Park West is the final resting place of many well-known Detroit founders, politicians, sports figures and musicians including Kevin Belcher, who played guard for the New York Giants, as well as Huey Marvin Davis, guitarist for the group The Contours, as well as Johnny Griffith, a well-known keyboard player for Motown Records.
Detroit Memorial Park West, located just west of downtown Detroit can be accessed from Interstate 96 with a turnoff on Telegraph Road (also known as State Route 24), with another turn onto Plymouth Road. Nestled between the sprawling acres of River Rouge Park and Eliza Howell Park, Detroit Memorial Park West Cemetery offers visitors a sense of peace, quiet and seclusion still only a short distance from bustling downtown Detroit.