Forest Lawn Cemetery Long Beach is one of many Forest Lawn-owned cemeteries in Southern California, and one of the most beautiful. Built in 1921, the cemetery encompasses dozens of acres of exquisitely groomed landscaped grounds and a multitude of gorgeous and historical landmark features that awe and inspire visitors. Owned by Forest Lawn since the late 1970s, Forest Lawn cemetery has been a beloved and respected cemetery in the Los Angeles area for over eight decades.
Utilizing a distinct Spanish flavor in design and architecture, the cemetery grounds in Long Beach offer magnificent structures, mausoleums, chapels and focal points. The multitude of stained glass windows found in nearly every structure on the grounds are beautiful renditions of comforting Biblical scenes. The most notable structure on the grounds is that of the Cathedral Tower, built in 1925 and considered a Long Beach historical landmark. Visitors to the Memorial Chapel may view a stained glass rendition of
California's early history ranging from the mid 1700s to 1905. Outdoors, the gorgeous Paradise Mosaic offers a huge and stunning rendition of
Raphael's "Paradise" painting, surrounded by green lawns and glistening white statues.
Many of the staff at Forest Lawn Cemetery Long Beach is available on an on-call basis to answer questions regarding the multitude of services, options and denominations that the cemetery and mortuary offers.
Forest Lawn Cemetery Long Beach serves as the final resting place of many Hollywood notables, early Los Angeles settlers and politicians. The cemetery offers several gardens and crypts such as the Garden of Devotion, the Garden of Meditation and California Gardens. Wall crypts, traditional burial spots and mausoleums bask in the beautiful California sunshine most of the year, offering visitors and loved ones a warming embrace that offers soothing comfort.
Located in the beautiful city of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, the cemetery grounds may be accessed from Interstates 710 or 405, with turnoffs on Long Beach Boulevard. Forest Lawn Cemetery Long Beach is nestled beside the Cherry Avenue Park, while just across the small road lies All Souls Cemetery, while a short distance beyond that, visitors may view the Veterans Memorial Stadium.