San Tan Memorial Gardens is on the site of one of the Valley's largest "agritainment" centers, which mix agriculture with tourist-friendly activities and special events. Schnepf Farms transitioned to agritourism and agritainment in the 1990s. It has a music venue, a wedding-reception center, a miniature theme park, a petting zoo, bakery, gift shops and a museum. It holds a Peach Festival in the Spring and a Pumpkin and Chili Party in the fall.
Schnepf Farms owner Mark Schnepf, whose family has owned the 300-acre farm for 75 years, said his father talked of building a cemetery on the property in the 1970s, but "never got around to doing that." As a former mayor of Queen Creek, Mark knew the community always needed a cemetery, but since the value of land was only going up decided to donate a portion of the family farm for the creation of the first cemetery in the Southeast Valley - San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms.
In its first phase, San Tan Memorial Gardens has just under 7 acres capable of accommodating about 6,000 plots. The cemetery has the capacity to spread across 40 acres in the future and include above-ground Mausoleum's, Columbarium's, a sales office, and a 10,000 square foot Lake.
The grounds at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms are open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its sales office opens every weekday from 9am until 3pm and is closed on weekends. The cemetery serves all faiths and is perpetually endowed to ensure proper care and maintenance for generations to come.
Whether your visit out to the property is for immediate need or Advance Planning, the cemetery has licensed and dedicated family counselors ready to assist you and your family according to your wishes.
Thank you for visiting San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms.