Cemetery Stroll: Lakewood's Community Burial Areas
The outdoors can be a peaceful respite from the stress of these difficult times. Our gates remain open each day for visiting and walking the grounds. With over 250 acres and over 11 miles of roads, Lakewood is happy to provide a safe place to walk—with plenty of room for social distancing.
We are excited to release this Community Burial Areas Cemetery Stroll, which shares the history behind some of Lakewood’s shared sites of remembrance. You'll visit community burial areas where people from particular fraternal, labor, ethnic, and religious groups have chosen to be buried together—including the Chinese Community Memorial, Showmen's Rest, the St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church area, and more.
You can print off this Cemetery Stroll at home and bring it with you to Lakewood, or you can follow along right on your smartphone!
As you stroll, please kindly keep a few things in mind:
Lakewood is an active place of remembrance where families mourn loved ones—some recently lost. For this reason, we ask that you limit your activities while here to visiting, walking, quiet reflection and exploring the beautiful scenery and art. Please be mindful and respectful of other families’ graves and private graveside services.
Please wear appropriate footwear, and be prepared for possibly icy conditions. Lakewood plows and grits our roads, but please be cautious and come prepared for the weather.
Some of the featured memorials are set back from the road. For your safety, and in order to prevent tripping over low markers or other items that may be hidden under the snow, we recommend that you please view all monuments from the road if there is snow on the ground.
Please leave pets and food at home, and avoid recreational activities.
You may park anywhere on the cemetery roads. Just be sure your vehicle won’t interfere with traffic.
Please follow all local guidance and mandates regarding gathering sizes. Always observe at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others who happen to be visiting the cemetery.
Please do not visit the grounds if you feel unwell. Everyone, regardless of symptoms, should wear a mask in public, in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Thank you, and enjoy your stroll!