St. Stephen’s Calvary Cemetery has undergone a facelift that has beautified and enhanced the entrance and access. If you are visiting Calvary Cemetery for the Memorial Day Mass or to visit the graves of family and friends, you will see these improvements. As you approach the new entrance on Garfield Street you will see a new tall granite cross identifying Calvary Cemetery and St. Stephen’s Church. A new iron fence with large stone pillars frame the safer entrance and exit for visitors and funeral processions. As you enter, you will notice that roadways have been improved, with added pull-off parking spots, and widened in some areas. Many new trees were added around Sections 7 and 8, and a few unsafe trees removed in older parts of the cemetery. From the new entrance you will see the Columbarium with walkways to the patio and benches.
As of Monday, May 21, 2018, the entrance from Highway 10 will be closed for the remodeling of the Highway 10 Corridor. We suggest the following two routes to the new Garfield Street entrance:
From Ferry Street and Pleasant Avenue in Anoka, go West on Pleasant to Wingfield Street (about 3 blocks). Turn right on Wingfield which will curve around and eventually become Garfield Street. Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.
From Highway 10, go north on Thurston Ave., and take the second turn on your right, which is the new Greenhaven Parkway. Follow Greenhaven Parkway and take a right on Garfield. Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.