Case Study

Fairview Cemetery

This project revolves around what those in east Fayetteville have long known as the ‘Cemetery Pond’. The design includes the addition of a columbarium within a peninsula in the lake and associated walkways to the nearby mausoleum. Also incorporated is a ‘Spreading Garden’ where the ashes of a loved one can be returned to the soil. We designed a stone stream that acts as an interesting garden feature but also acts as a biofilter for the lake. We designed a native stacked stone edge to line the lake and battle the erosion of the lake’s wave action.


4.3 Acre site

1.33 Acre lake

1019 FT of lake perimeter

1728 E Mission Blvd

Fayetteville, AR 72703

fairview cemetery ducks
fairview cemetery 1
fairview cemetery grass view

Design work

fairview cemetery masterplan 2

Project Info

The resident ducks and geese of this site are known and loved by nearby neighbors. We made sure to keep the little green ‘duck house’ on site so the ducks will have a place to come in out of the rain. We also worked with the stone mason to provide sloped stones where the birds can easily climb in and out of the water.

Client: Scott Berna

Completion: Fall 2015

Project Type: Institutional

Architects: N/A

Included elements

Columbarium, Sidewalk, Spreading Garden, Lake Renovation, Streambed, Fountain, Planting, Night Lighting

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