My visit to this cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark was enlightening. Since Denmark is such a small country and Copenhagen is built-out with very little vacant land, the residents use cemeteries as gathering places. In the United States cemeteries and parks are seen as distinctly different. However, the Danish use their scarce land for both laying the deceased to rest and as a place for the living to relax.
Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)