- Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures
- Perpetual Care
- Hours of Operation
- Cemetery Records
- Conduct in the Park
- General Care and Maintenance of the Park
- Gardens Lots and Interment Spaces
- Mausoleum Crypts
- Columbarium Niches
- Pricing Purchase and Ownership
- Interments, Entombments, Inurnments and Committal Services
- Monuments and Markers – Crypt, Niche and Memorial Lettering
Battle Creek Memorial Park is a place of natural beauty and order. The minimal rules that follow are intended to permit the expression of love and loss while at the same time preserving the appearance of the Park for the enjoyment of all visitors.
Memorial Park Association believes in the character and sincerity of natural decorations. Cut flowers are always welcome, winter greenery and potted plants are appropriate during specified seasons. Artificial decorations are never welcome. Special rules apply to mausoleum crypts and columbarium niches.
Cut flowers are welcome anytime. Vases are available behind the cemetery office building for use by visitors. The laying of flowers on the burial site or memorial is also acceptable.
Potted plants in 8-inch to 12-inch diameter pots are welcome May 15th through September 15th. One pot per interment is permitted.
Urns that are heavier than the 8 to 12-inch pots are welcome for placement on the monument bases (not markers), on cement pads at either end of the monument or on a cement pad on the monument space in place of a monument. All such cement pads are to be provided and installed by the Association.
Evergreen decorations are welcome between November 15th and March 15th. Saddles are welcome on monuments. Grave blankets and wreaths are welcome for placement on the individual interment spaces. One decoration per interment is permitted. Potted decorations are not permitted during the winter decoration season.
Special decoration rules apply to mausoleum crypts and columbarium niches. As on the cemetery grounds, cut flowers are welcome anytime for placement at the base of the units. Nothing is ever to be attached, in any way, to the face of a crypt or niche.
Potted plants in 8-inch to 12-inch diameter pots are welcome for placement at the base of the exterior units are welcome from May 15th through September 15th. One pot per unit is permitted. Potted plants suitable for use inside are permitted for placement at the base of interior units at holiday times but for no more than seven days.
Urns are not permitted for crypts or niches.
Evergreen wreaths are welcome between November 15th and March 15th for placement at the base of exterior mausoleum or columbarium units. Wreaths are prohibited inside the Chapel Building.
Battle Creek Memorial Park Association assumes no responsibility for the protection or maintenance of any decorations. This includes decorations that may be damaged in the course of normal cemetery operations. Unsightly decorations will be removed and disposed of. Decorations in damaged containers will be disposed of. Any prohibited decorations will be removed and disposed of. Decorations deemed offensive by the Association General Manager will be removed and disposed of. The Association is under no obligation to notify visitors of the removal and disposal of any decoration.
All decorations left after September will be disposed of along with their containers. The permanent urns will be emptied and left in place. The covering of permanent urns with tarpaulins of any kind is prohibited. All decorations left after March 15th will be disposed of along with their stands, clamps, etc. Holiday potted decorations left inside the Chapel will be disposed of after the seven day limitation.
Decorations associated with funeral/committal services will be left on the interment site or at the base of the crypt or niche until they become unsightly, seven days maximum. Once removed, they will be disposed of.
Anything other than the decorations specified above is prohibited. Prohibited decorations include, but are not limited to, toys, balloons, shells, images, crosses, screens, arbors, trellises, shepherd hoods, candles, lights, lawn ornaments, statues, wind chimes, flags, windsocks, decorative stone, wood chips, fences and permanent plantings. The one exception being the American Flags that are placed on veteran interment sites for the Memorial Day weekend.
As both a fund raiser and service to our families, the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek places potted plants each Memorial Day weekend here at Memorial Park. Likewise, Memorial Park places winter wreaths the week of Thanksgiving. Both of these services are provided on a standing order basis. Please contact the Park office for details.