• Understanding Types of Burial Plots

    Whether you are pre-purchasing an interment space or making arrangements for a loved one, there are a few different types of burial plots from which you can choose. Not every cemetery offers all types of plots, so be sure to ask the cemetery you’re using what they have in order to plan accordingly. There is no one type of plot that is better than another—it all comes down to your preferences and your family’s needs. Here is a look at the different kinds of burial plots you may encounter at a cemetery.  

    Single Grave 

    Single graves are what most people envision when they think of burial spaces. One person in a casket can be interred in a single grave.  Inglewood Park Cemetery allows up to two urns with cremated remains to be placed in a single grave (with the purchase of a Cremation Interment Privilege), which can be ideal for couples or other family members who wish to be cremated and interred.  

    Companion Plot 

    Double graves are designed for two people who wish to be interred together. From the surface, they look like an ordinary grave, but the first interment is placed lower than usual to accommodate a second interment on top. These graves require a concrete vault for each interment. Lawn crypts are double capacity graves in which the vaults have already been installed. 

    Family Plot  

    Family plots encompass several plots within a specific area of a cemetery in which family members are interred together. Inglewood Park Cemetery has several developed Family Estates comprised of double capacity lawn crypts. These vary in size as to how many interments may be accommodated.  Often, a Family Estates have a plaque or gate that bears the family surname, while the graves are marked with individual plaques or markers.   

    Learn more about interment spaces in the Los Angeles area by calling Inglewood Park Cemetery. We offer a variety of options for both burial and cremation, including family monuments. Contact our cemetery today at (310) 412-6500 for more information.  

    *While Inglewood Park Cemetery no longer sells single graves, this will apply to families who own interment rights in previously sold single graves.

  • Why Are Concrete Vaults Necessary?

    When people are purchasing interment spaces, whether they are pre-planning or purchasing one after the loss of a loved one, one question that they frequently have is why it is necessary to purchase a concrete vault in addition to a casket or an urn. At our cemetery, concrete vaults are required for all interment spaces for preservation purposes.  

    Concrete vaults serve to protect the casket or urn from water and damage from the weight of the soil. As a porous material, concrete does allow some water to seep through, but it provides a sufficient level of protection. It also helps to prevent soil from collapsing around the casket or urn. Immediately after interment, some settling of the soil occurs naturally and will be filled in by the cemetery if necessary, but the vault will keep the space in good condition in the long run.  

    Do you have other questions about burial pre-planning or interment spaces in the Los Angeles area? If so, contact Inglewood Park Cemetery. Our team is available to address your questions and help you make the right choices for you and your family. Dial (310) 412-6500 to learn more today.

  • Why Honoring Your Loved One’s Final Wishes Is Important

    After a loved one passes, there are many decisions to make in a short period of time, often without any kind of guidance. However, in some instances, loved ones leave behind plans for their burial or cremation, including a pre-paid interment space and other instructions for their family members to carry out. In some cases, these plans take some family members by surprise or cause conflict between surviving family members, especially when religious preferences or other strongly held beliefs are in question. What should you do if your loved one’s final wishes are at odds with your own beliefs or preferences? Every situation is different, but these are some of the reasons that others who have been through these circumstances recommend honoring your loved one’s wishes.  

    Avoid Making Emotional Decisions 

    After a family member passes away, you’re likely to feel a range of emotions. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the loss, you may make decisions that you wouldn’t make in other circumstances with a clearer head. By following your loved one’s wishes, you don’t have to worry about making an emotional decision, since you can simply implement the plan that he or she has created.  

    Respect Your Loved One’s Choices 

    If people have the chance to make their final wishes known, they are often happy to have been able to have some control over a difficult situation. Going through the process of planning also tends to force people to think carefully about what is important to them. Even if you don’t understand all of your loved one’s choices, you can assume that they were made purposefully and with the expectation that you would honor them.  

    Find Comfort in the Grieving Process 

    Fulfilling your loved one’s wishes is one way to pay tribute to his or her memory and demonstrate your caring. As time goes on, you may find that you take comfort in the fact that you honored your loved one’s wishes.  

    At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we can help you make decisions about interment spaces, burial, and cremation with our pre-planning services. To discuss your needs with our team, call our cemetery in the Los Angeles area at (310) 412-6500.