Parkway Memorial Gardens offers families a variety of in-ground burial options. Most commonly, families need a single grave space; or sometimes they need a lot of two or more grave spaces. Not all interment rights are available in all sections of the cemetery, so please contact us for availability.
It’s important you know purchasing a burial space in a cemetery is not like the traditional ownership associated with purchasing a piece of land. Ownership of burial space only indicates that you have perpetual use of that space for the sole purpose of the burial of human remains. The title to all cemetery land remains in the name of Parkway Memorial Gardens.
As the owner of burial space in a cemetery, you can dictate who may or may not be buried in that space. Your instructions for who may or may not be buried there will continue past your lifetime, if prepared and filed with our office.
Refunds for a purchased burial space that is no longer needed, and is not occupied by a deceased person, may be given at the current or sale price minus a small administrative fee. Graves may also be transferred within a family, or sold privately or through a cemetery broker.
Entombment is the interment of human remains in a tomb or crypt. It involves placing a casket in a free-standing crypt or a niche within a mausoleum. The crypt or niche is then sealed and a memorial is added. As with in-ground burial, interment rights are required. Please contact our office to ask about entombment availability.
A mausoleum is a large building designed to provide above-ground interment.
Historically, mausoleum entombment was thought to be only for the very wealthy, but today, community mausoleums have made above-ground burial or entombment an affordable option.
Through modern architecture, technology and methods of construction, we have been able to bring one of the world's finest forms of burial to a price where it is comparable or equal to in-ground burial. If this option interests you, please contact us to learn more.
A crypt is designed to hold casketed remains. Following a casket entombment, the crypt is sealed, and a granite front is attached.
There are different kinds of crypts, including:
• Single crypts designed for one entombment only
• Companion crypts, which are double crypts permitting two entombments
Most mausoleums are built four, five and sometimes six crypts high. The price of the crypt will depend on its type and location. That is to say, upper-level crypts are less expensive than those located at eye level. We offer a selection of crypts you can choose from, priced to meet most budgets. Call us to learn more.
Our groundskeepers provide regular cemetery care and maintenance, which includes cutting grass, regarding graves and lots, planting and caring for trees, roads maintenance and drainage. Part of the sale of each burial, entombment, or cremation niche space is placed in the perpetual care trust fund, which ensures that such care will continue long after the burial of a loved one.