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Sunset Memorial Park
Section: Gethsemane
The Gethsemane section features a large upright monument with a medallion showing Jesus praying. A limited number of grave spaces is available in this section. There are even a couple spaces available under trees that offer shade to visitors in warmer months. Spaces are $1,075 if purchased at the time of a loved one’s passing. They are $975 when purchased in advance. Customizable bronze markers mounted to granite are offered at Sunset Memorial Park and make a gorgeous tribute to honor loved ones. For those looking to honor and remember loved ones in a unique way, cremation memorial rocks and benches can be purchased and placed amidst the cemetery’s section park-like setting. A Sunset Memorial Park staff member will gladly show you the burial spaces and permanent memorial options available in this section.

About Sunset Memorial Park
Our beautiful, serene Memorial Park is located at 3901 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. Opening in 1932, Sunset was the area’s first memorial park style cemetery. A memorial park requires bronze headstones to lay flat on the ground allowing for ease of maintenance during the mowing season and providing the look and feel of a park for visitors.

The Darby family purchased Sunset Memorial Park in the fall of 1960 from the Van Camp family. Since 1960, there have been many major improvements and the addition of specific areas allowing upright granite headstones for those who prefer that style.

Our Memorial Park is most well known for it’s swan lagoon and our two swans, Joe and Nellie. Each spring around Mother’s Day, our lagoon comes to life as a new group of cygnets (baby swans) are hatched. Be sure to watch the signs in the summer as we host ice cream socials to bring our community together for an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and complimentary Custard Cup ice cream!

Our swan lagoon area provides a floral masterpiece of beauty and a gazebo where many high school students come to take Prom and Homecoming pictures. This tradition has been a staple to the Danville area for many years.

Whether you are visiting to enjoy the pure beauty of the grounds and flower displays, visiting the grave of a loved one or dearest pet, the team at Sunset Memorial Park will handle all requests. At Sunset Memorial Park it isn’t just a place to be buried, it is a place to be remembered.

Contact Us

Sunset Memorial Park
3901 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, Illinois, US 61834

Phone: 217-442-9241

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