The Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery is recognized as the first cemetery in Glendale and founded in 1900 by three Glendale churches. The initial part of the cemetery is now known as the Historic Desert Section. Buried in the earth in this area are Civil War soldiers and Glendale’s founders. There is a mass unmarked grave for those poor unnamed souls. The cemetery sits on 21 acres and houses around 17,000 burial spaces. The majority of the grounds are covered with crushed granite will the rest is covered with grass. There is a fountain with lots of shade trees to make your visit more comfortable and serene.