DFW National Cemetery – Phase 2 Expansion
Picturesque Resting Place Expands During Continuous Operation
Nestled into a beautiful valley on Mountain Creek Lake, the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery was master planned for growth. The program for Phase Two included new burial sites, columbaria, and a committal shelter, all of which were constructed within the context of an operating national cemetery hosting 25 burial ceremonies daily.
RVi (prime consultant and landscape architect) and a team of nine design and engineering subconsultants developed solutions for a host of site challenges including rolling topography, construction access, ongoing cemetery operations constraints, heavy clay soils, poor drainage, and a tight development schedule requiring new burial sites that would blend seamlessly with Phase One. The landscape design is casual and comprised entirely of xeriscapic and native plant materials that are appropriate for the site’s poor soils and drainage and the climatic extremes of North Texas.