Walnut Hills Cemetery

Project Highlights

  • Plan to Extend Lifetime of 45-Acre Cemetery
  • Provided Conceptual Design for Five Unused Areas
  • Combines Conventional Casket Burial with Memorialization of Cremated Remains
  • Cemetery Serves as Attractive Area for Walkers and Birders

Halvorson Designs Expansion of Tranquil Cemetery

With its dense woods and puddingstone outcrops, Walnut Hills Cemetery is a natural oasis that serves as an attractive area for walkers and birders. This attractive, town-owned cemetery was faced with diminishing burial space, which limited its continued viability.

The Town of Brookline hired Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio to evaluate and explore previously unused areas of this historic 45-acre cemetery to extend its lifetime.

Halvorson developed concept plans for five areas and completed design and construction for one of those areas. The renovated space combines conventional casket burial with small square plots (three feet on a side) for the interment and memorialization of cremated remains.