Welcome to Woodlawn Celestial Gardens, previously known as Woodlawn Memorial Park. in Compton, California. Established in December 1870, the cemetery was initially known as "Compton Rural Cemetery" then as "Woodlawn Memorial Park" until it finally closed in 2019 due to insufficient funding. In May 2020, One Section at a time began the task of reclaiming the once tranquil cemetery from the dire state of neglect and despair which followed its closing. On November 2, 2021, Woodlawn Celestial Gardens became the owner, operator of Woodlawn . We are building a pictorial story of Woodlawn. Please come back frequently to see our progress.
One Section At A Time hosted the 2nd annual Memorial Day Observance at historic Woodlawn Celestial Gardens
2022 - February
Winter rain fell in December, caused unidentified seeds to sprout creating the appearance of a lush green lawn.
2022 - January
Woodlawn reopened on January 8, 2022 as Woodlawn Celestial Park. The hard work and generous support of friends and families made the cle
2021 - December
Soldiers never die, until they are forgotten. Let us remember.
2021 - November 2
The joy of a promise kept and a goal achieved. Ownership of the cemetery is transferred to Woodlawn Celestial Gardens.