Acacia Park Cemetery was founded in 1928 as a not-for-profit membership association by a group of local citizens lead by Adolph Richard Hansen, who served as board member and president for 60 years. The group recognized the need for a cemetery outside the city of Buffalo in the growing Niagara County area. The 218-acre site, adjacent to the meandering North Tonawanda Creek, encourages people to walk the grounds, admire the funerary art and commune with nature.
Resthaven Gardens within the cemetery, was founded to facilitate the strong, fraternal Masonic community in the area. Features in the gardens area were designed to honor Masonic families, their values, members and heroes, including America's founding President George Washington, a Mason
A Corinthian Column, which weighs mre than 40 tons and rises 50-feet high, is topped by a globe representing the universality of Masonry. Today, the gardens area is open to all faiths, as evidenced by our gates at the entrance of the cemetery.
Another garden in the cemetery is dedicated and named in honor of the Odd Fellows. This fraternal organization, which started in England, is known to serve grieving families by anonymously leaving food at their door.
By opening our landscape, art and architecture to the community, Acacia Park Cemetery celebrates the lives of individuals who have shaped our world.
The cemetery is dedicated to serving families in the best possible manner with dignity, compassion and understanding.