• A Look at Our Payment Plans

    When you choose a cemetery, paying for interment rights may seem a little overwhelming. At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we offer a variety of payment plans so that you can easily budget for a cemetery space for yourself or a loved one.  

    When you purchase in advance of need, we can offer you the option of monthly payments for 12 months, interest-free. If you wish to sign a contract for 24 months of payments, you can pay all 24 months interest-free if you choose to make ACH payments. If you sign a contract for up to 84 months of payments, you will also get 24 months interest-free when you choose to make ACH payments. We also accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards. If you have concerns about paying for your cemetery space, contact us to discuss your options.  

    In addition to payment plans, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers the option to plan ahead and pre-pay for burial expenses. Learn more about your options by calling our Los Angeles-area cemetery at (310) 412-6500. 

  • A Look at the Catholic Church’s Stance on Cremation

    One of the largest deciding factors for many people when they are making their final arrangements is what their religious beliefs say about burial and cremation. Many Catholics are unsure if they can elect to have cremation services rather than burial after death. As this video explains, the Vatican has announced that Catholics may choose cremation. However, they prefer that the cremated remains be kept at a cemetery, such as in a mausoleum or columbarium. Even if you are not Catholic, this video includes some important things to think about. To learn more, watch the full video.

    At Inglewood Park Cemetery , we are available to answer your questions about cremation services and our interment spaces. For more information, call our cemetery in the Los Angeles area today at (310) 412-6500.

  • Starting a Conversation About Final Wishes with Your Family

    Although it may not be an easy conversation to start, talking to your family about your final wishes is one of the most important things you can do for them. By having the conversation, you give your family the peace of mind of knowing that they are honoring what you would have wanted when they choose burial or cremation, your interment space, and more. If you’re struggling to start this important conversation with your family, these tips will help.

    Choose the Right Time

    To start the conversation out on the right foot, be mindful of the time you select to have it. Don’t suddenly bring up the subject when you’re enjoying a special occasion together or when everyone is in a rush. Select a time when everyone is calm and relaxed and you have the time and the quiet surroundings in which to discuss the subject for as long as you need to

    Be Clear About Your Wishes

    Don’t leave any room for confusion or unanswered questions. Be direct about your wishes, stating exactly whether you want to be buried or cremated, ground burial or mausoleum entombment, and other factors that are important to you. If you have already pre-planned some of the arrangements, make sure your loved ones know where to find the information about any purchases and payments you have made.

    Remember to Listen

    It’s natural for your loved ones to have opinions about your decisions. Give them time to address any concerns and questions they may have. This is an important opportunity to discuss things that could affect everyone, such as the decision to purchase a family monument. Your loved ones may also be surprised about some of your choices. Be clear and firm in what you want, but give them a chance to learn the reasons for the choices you’ve made.

    Inglewood Park Cemetery can help you with planning for your burial or cremation , from selecting the interment space to making payment arrangements. Let us help you explore your options by calling our cemetery in the Los Angeles area at (310) 412-6500.

  • Understanding Endowment Care

    If you purchase an interment space in a cemetery, then one of the fees you will have to pay is endowment care. All cemeteries in the state of California are required to charge endowment care fees. The state also determines how much cemeteries must charge. Here is what you need to know about endowment care.

    Endowment care payments go into an established Endowment Care Fund that is managed by the state of California. It is collected from every person who purchases a cemetery property, and it is then kept in an account that the cemetery uses for maintenance and upkeep. The cemetery is expected to use the interest from the accounts for these purposes.

    At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we will help you understand all of the factors involved in the pricing of interment spaces as you make this important decision. To learn more about our cemetery or cremation services in the Los Angeles area, please call (310) 412-6500.

  • Visiting a Loved One’s Burial Site: Etiquette Basics to Know

    Cemeteries are peaceful places where families and friends can go to pay their respects to their lost loved ones. Although cemeteries are designed to welcome visitors and give them a place to find solace, many people are actually intimidated by visiting a friend or family member’s resting place. These etiquette tips for visiting a cemetery will help you feel more confident about your trip.

    Maintain a Respectful Volume

    You don’t have to whisper when you’re at a cemetery, but you should be mindful of other people who are also visiting loved ones or cemetery services that may be going on during your visit. Give other people the space they need to pray or say goodbye by keeping your volume to a respectable level. Talk quietly with the people whom you have come with and share some of your favorite memories of your loved one, but keep the sound down so that other families can do the same.

    Talk to Your Kids in Advance

    Bringing your kids with you to a cemetery is a great opportunity for them to understand more about death and to learn to pay their respects to loved ones. It’s a good idea to prepare them in advance for what to expect, so that they know the cemetery is not a place for running around and playing. They should, however, feel comfortable and able to take part in honoring your lost loved one with you.

    Avoid Ongoing Ceremonies

    If a ceremony is going on at the cemetery, do your best to give them plenty of space. Don’t cut through their procession or do anything to draw attention away from their service, so that they are able to focus on their gathering.

    Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a peaceful, serene environment in which family members and friends are always welcome to visit their loved ones and pay their respects. If you have questions about visiting our cemetery or our interment spaces in the Los Angeles area, please call (310) 412-6500.