Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma

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About Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma

Before Woodlawn Memorial Park was established in 1904 Colma, California, it was the Masonic Cemetery in San Francisco. In the late 1800s, the city and county of San Francisco decreed that no more burials would be allowed in its vicinity. Area cemeteries fell into disrepair, including the Masonic Cemetery. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, all San Francisco burials were moved to Colma and the Masonic Cemetery relocated to where Woodlawn Memorial Park stands today.

On October 29, 1904, a truly spectacular Gothic-style chapel was completed by George Skaller on the grounds of Woodlawn Memorial Park. The chapel took approximately 15 years to construct and was made of white granite shipped in via train from the Sierra Nevada mountains. The most notable feature of the chapel is its resemblance to a medieval castle.

We are very knowledgeable on every step of a traditional Chinese funeral. Outside the funeral home chapel, we have an area for burning paper money and other paper offerings. Likewise, Woodlawn Memorial Park was designed in accordance with the principles of feng shui. 


1000 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014

Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays by appointment