Nestled atop the East Bay hills and self-described as a “park-like-cemetery,” Mountain View offers sweeping views and winding gardens, welcoming visitors to linger and take in all the grounds have to offer. Mountain View’s 226 acres, located close to CCA’s Oakland campus at the end of Piedmont avenue, offers a mausoleum, columbarium, crematorium and several chapels. Mountain View is distinguished from other cemeteries by its architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, the renowned landscape architect responsible for designing Central Park in New York City, and his vision of man and nature and their relationship to each other.
“Mountain View captures the imagination of the visitor who can’t help being swept away by its grandeur and by a quality which one might call the essential spirit of the place. It is a place where the dignity of Nature is appreciated by those whose sentiments respond to the beauty and serenity of the setting with a sense of reverence and awe. What better place to contemplate eternity, nature and man’s destiny?”
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