Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, also known as Restland Memorial Park, Blessed Hope Memorial Park and Valhalla Memorial Park, is located in Los Angeles County, California. The cemetery property was originally founded in the early 1920s, but the Pierce Brothers took over ownership of the cemetery property in the 1950s. They also combined the properties of Restland Memorial Park and crematory, which was also known at that time as a Blessed Hope Memorial Park, creating one of the largest and most beautiful memorial parks in Los Angeles County.
Today, Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park is a member of the Dignity Memorial network of the cemetery and funeral service providers. Funerals, traditional cemetery burial options and cremations are available at Valhalla.
Numerous famous people including Hollywood actors and actresses are buried at the Valhalla Memorial Park including Mae Clarke, Western film trick rider Kermit Maynard, a cenotaph dedicated to female aviator Amelia Earhart, and Oliver Hardy, of the famous duo Laurel and Hardy.
The hundreds of acres encompassing the property are resplendent with beautiful fountains, sculptures and archways. Religious statues, beautifully landscaped sections, floral and shrubbery arrangements are found everywhere you look throughout the property. Traditional in-ground burial as well as mausoleum, cremation and cremation scattering options are available to grieving family members and loved ones.
The cemetery is best known for its national architectural statue called "Portal of the Folded Wings", honoring pioneers in the aviation industry, due to the cemetery's close proximity to the historic Burbank-Glendale Airport.
Visitors may reach Valhalla Memorial Park by accessing Interstate 5, the Ventura Freeway or the Hollywood Freeway, culminating in the Burbank-Glendale area. The cemetery property is located between these freeways on West Victory Blvd., just south of the regional Burbank Airport.