Riverside Memorial Park was established in 1910 in the Campostella Heights area of Norfolk. The City of Norfolk purchased it in 1971. Riverside covers more than 44 acres and has a unique design - like the spokes of a wheel extending outward from a central circle creating sections shaped like pie slices. Since 1995, over 200 trees have been planted at Riverside as part of an ongoing urban forestry program. The installation of various species of trees enhanced Riverside's park-like atmosphere and those interested in horticulture find it very educational. Tugboats, industrial cranes, and other seafaring structures provide the backdrop to several sections at Riverside Memorial Park reminding those who visit of the importance of the ship repair industry to the City of Norfolk.
The Langley Angel monument is the largest at Riverside, dating back to the time when the Hendricks family owned and operated both the cemetery and a monument company on site. Additional, larger monuments populate the older sections of the park.
Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Free parking inside cemetery.
Admission Cost: Free
Address: 1000 Indian River Rd., Norfolk, VA 23523
Official web site for more information: www.norfolk.gov/cemeteries
Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation Web Site: www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org