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Alamo - Lafayette Cemetery

3285 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, California 94549, United States


The Cemetery District of Alamo-Lafayette was established in 1937 as a separate Special District of California. The   two groundbreaking cemeteries are Lafayette one, and Danville the other. The first burial of the Lafayette Cemetery was in 1854, and the first burial of the Alamo Cemetery was in 1856.

The cemetery of Lafayette is located in the City of Lafayette, at 3285 Mount Diablo boulevard. At the cemetery there are about 2,200 plots. Since November 2009 the district has reported that 500 regular plots and 12 niches are available to buy. The county plans to add 160 new niches in FY 09-10 to the cemetery. With the new niches at the cemetery, the facility would be capable of holding niches for at least 8 years and of burials on the ground for at least 18 years, based on current niche levels and expected population development.

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It must be pointed out that the capacity figures are extremely conservative, as customers can dig up to six urns in one single piece of the cemetery if they want to bury in the field cremation (in comparison to an in-ground full body burial).

There were no short-term problems with ALCD capacity, provided the planned niche addition was completed in FY 09-10. As the number of available indoor burial lots has decreased, the District has adopted a proactive approach to capacity expansion by adding interment niches in both cemetery sites. Because niches can be built up vertically along walls and paths and because one niche can accommodate up to two urns, cremation interfaces can achieve much higher density than conventional whole body burials.

However, it is important that the long-term needs of the District Plan, including acquisition and development of cemetery facilities, are addressed. Community authorities of the cemetery have the legal duty to continue providing cemetery facilities by purchasing and improving more land as current infrastructure exceeds capacity. Due to the heavy cost of land within the district and limited resources, ALCD stated that niches are the only way to expand capacity in its area.

Burials are scheduled from Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for full casket burials and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for cremation or niche burials, with two business days notice. Burials may also be scheduled on Saturdays , Sundays and holidays, or after hours for an additional fee.

All headstones and any other type of monuments and their installation MUST be pre-approved by fax and scheduled to be established with the District Manager. A $50.00 appointment fee is due before the monument company sets all the markers. The Superintendent will decide on the weekly removal of any items and/or flowers in both the Lafayette and Alamo cemeteries.

This amazing cemetery is just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Lafayette, California:

  • Lafayette Branch Contra Costa County Library
  • Lafayette town hall Theater
  • Brookwood Reservoir
  • Brook Street Park
  • Tilden Regional Park 
  • Joaquin Miller Park
  • Lafayette Community Park
  • Briones Regional Park

All of these wonderful sites are located just a short distance from our location at 3369 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette! Stop by for a visit anytime!