About Us

The beautiful 25-acres Forest Lawn Cemetery is located in Dallas, Texas, just minutes from downtown.  When 
visiting this unique site, it is a country cemetery in the city.  We work diligently at keeping our grounds beautifully landscaped. Our staff invites you to visit us and take a guided tour.  Please call us to make an appointment at
214-357-2347
  

Perpetual Care


The Cemetery is a perpetual care cemetery.  We operate under the rules and regulations of the Texas Health and Safety Code. This means that special laws have been applied to our policies and practices to ensure the continuation of the Cemetery.  Texas Department of Banking, Special Audits Division, conducts regular audits of our books and grounds.

The major regulations of cemeteries in Texas (including Perpetual Care Cemeteries) occur in Chapter 711 and 712 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. "This cemetery is operated as a perpetual care cemetery, which means that a perpetual care fund for its maintenance has been established in conformity with the laws of the State of Texas. Perpetual care means to maintain, repair, and care for the cemetery, including the roads on cemetery property." 712.007.

Complaints concerning perpetual care cemeteries may be directed to either of the following agencies:
Texas Department of Banking 2601 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78705-4294; Phone: 1-877-276-5554 (toll free); FAX: 512-475-1288; Email: consumer.complaints@dob.texas.gov;
Texas Funeral Service Commission Capitol Station P.O. Box 12217, Austin, Texas 78711; Phone: 1-888-667-4881; FAX: 512-479-5064; Email: tfsc@tfsc.state.tx.us.

History


The Cemetery was established in 1923.  It quickly became the desired cemetery of prominent Dallas families. Visiting Forest Lawn Cemetery you will see some of the founding fathers of Dallas’ names on their family markers.

The American Legion Section was dedicated in 1929 and many fine American soldiers are buried here.  Every Memorial Day there is a Flag Raising ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers.

The Cemetery is a non-profit Association owned and operated by the lot owners.  A Board of Trustees is annually elected.  All lot owners are invited to our annual meeting in March.

Our Grounds


We plant seasonal flowers throughout the cemetery.  The front gate opens at 7:30am and closes at 6pm daily. The grounds are regularly observed by the On-site Manager and grounds keeper.   Parrots make their home in the cemetery during the summer.