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Lakewood’s beautiful, park-like grounds

Lakewood Cemetery is known for its landscape. Developed as a “garden” or “rural” cemetery, Lakewood has been carefully planned and developed since the 1870s. Eleven miles of wide, winding roads and an eight-acre lake were built by workers aided by horses and wagons decades ago.

Today, a grounds crew employed by Lakewood carefully grooms and maintains its 250 acres. The cemetery includes a large maintenance building that houses the mowers, trucks and construction vehicles needed to process interments and keep the grounds, as well as more than 125,000 monuments and markers, in excellent condition through each season.

We carefully manage trust funds to ensure that the grounds will be cared for in the tradition of excellence the community has come to expect from Lakewood.

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