Forest Park Cemetery West, located in beautiful Caddo Parish, Louisiana, has been serving the needs of Shreveport and surrounding residents for decades. While the cemetery (under the Forest Park name provided burial services for the first time in 1958), the historical Emily Moore Memorial Garden was the name of the grounds before that, and has provided a final resting place to area residents since the early 1800s.
Comprising of over 130 acres of prime Louisiana landscape, the cemetery is one of the largest family operated facilities in Caddo Parish and offers a secluded and beautifully lush location for visitors as well as grieving family members to attend a multitude of services and ceremonies offered by the compassionate staff of Forest Park Cemetery West.
The staff at Forest Park Cemetery West offer loved ones a choice in traditional ground burials as well as above ground cremation niches and mausoleum, cremation gardens, benches, and boulders. In addition, the property offers family scattering gardens as well as private family estates in ground or mausoleum settings. The facilities also offer visitors a view of burial vaults, granite and bronze memorials and traditional upright granite memorials that imbue the property with a sense of nostalgia, dignity, and eternal memorialization.
Visitors to Forest Park Cemetery West are greeted with superbly manicured lawns, exquisitely designed stone pathways and monuments as well as statues and memorials strategically placed throughout the property. The grounds also serve as a final resting place to many Louisiana notables, including politicians, sports figures, artists and military figures.
Forest Park Cemetery West is located a short distance from downtown Shreveport and may be accessed off of Interstate 20 (State Route 80) and State Highway 3132, also known as the Inner Loop Expressway. Visitors may take the State Route 511 turnoff with another turn onto Meriwether Road, just south of the airport.