Built in the late 1990s Contemplation Court is a unique facility in South Australia that allows family and friends to visit loved ones for several months after cremation until final decisions are made. Centennial Park recognised that without a physical place to visit and reflect people can feel lost, particularly in the early stages of the grieving process. Contemplation Court is a courtesy transitional memorial service provided to the families of those who have been cremated at Centennial Park.
At Centennial Park, we’re proud to provide a beautiful, peaceful and reflective community space for all South Australians—from all cultural backgrounds—to enduringly commemorate their loved ones.
Established in 1936 in the foothills of Adelaide’s inner south, with sweeping views of the city and glimpses of the ocean, our park has long been considered the state’s premier cemetery. Our beautifully landscaped grounds span 40 hectares (100 acres) and include over 30 thoughtfully designed gardens and burial areas, along with three unique chapels in our award-winning Jubilee Complex.
Centennial Park is the resting place of more than 170,000 individuals, including many historic figures, and provides a valuable emotional “anchor point” for their friends and families. We continue to raise community awareness of different ways to mark, and cope with, a loved one’s passing.
We also regularly stage meaningful community events that respectfully embrace the essence of life—such as art and music, theatre, food and more—to strengthen South Australians’ sense of connection to the park, both before and after loss.
Centennial Park is open all year ‘round, and we invite you to experience our tranquil grounds first-hand.