Due to the weather conditions, the cemetery’s grounds are closed to the general public for walking and sightseeing, however, the cemetery’s administration office is open. The cemetery’s grounds are open to vehicular traffic for visitation of loved ones, however, please be aware that conditions might not be suitable for visitors to walk to the gravesite, and visitors will have to make that determination when they arrive. Pedestrians coming to visit loved ones may be escorted by our security personnel, to the gravesite, but there is no guarantee that the security personnel will be able to find the location due to conditions at the gravesite.
Restoration & Memorialization - The Woodlawn Cemetery
Keep Your Lots & Memorials Beautiful – The Bronx, NYC, NY
Lot owners can contract with the cemetery to secure estimates and manage restoration projects. When a lot or memorial has not received special care for many years, it may need considerable work. Woodlawn will obtain proposals from qualified contractors and conservators to make repairs to memorials, mausoleums and sculptures that need special attention.
MEMORIAL RESETTING, CLEANING AND REPAIRS
Lot owners can pay for cemetery staff to provide the following services: monument resetting, repointing of mortar joints, exterior cleaning, interior cleaning of mausoleums and special repairs. Specialists are contracted by the cemetery to make repairs to stained glass, bronze and delicate stone.
Lot owners can contract with the cemetery to provide the following services for improvements to the grounds:
Regrade and Sod or Seed – remove turf, spread new topsoil, sod or seed, fertilize and water as necessary
Border Plantings – begonias, ivy or pachysandra planted and watered
Trees and Bushes – ornamental shrubs and trees are planted, watered and guaranteed for one year
Lot owners can pay the cemetery to place the following floral tributes:
Spring – potted lilies, hyacinths or tulips
Fall – potted chrysanthemums
Winter – pine wreaths
Lot owners and visitors are welcome to bring floral decorations and other mementos to the cemetery. Decorations are removed when they become unsightly, infringe on neighboring property or cause damage to the memorial.
Lot owners are required to contract with the cemetery for the construction of foundations for monuments and mausoleums. For foundation prices and approval procedures, ask your monument company to contact our administration department.
REDESIGNING LOT SPACE
Lot owners with large lots can work with the cemetery to redesign space to accommodate additional burials or cremated remains. This process requires the approval of all the current owners of the lot and payment of a nominal fee for staff time to survey and draft a new lot design.