Dedication of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park

Posted on June 12, 2013

Lakeside Chautauqua will host the Dedication of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The service, which will celebrate the circle of life, will be the first time Lakesiders will gather in the newly completed memorial garden.

The memorial garden is included in the first phase of plans to convert a major parcel of wooded land along Harsh Road into Lakeside’s fourth major park, Chautauqua Park. In the fall, Lakeside Chautauqua started to improve the space. The memorial garden will be completed by Memorial Day weekend.

Within the memorial garden, the cremated remains of loved ones will be placed in the ground, with a biodegradable container, to become part of the soil, giving life to the garden’s many perennial plants and trees. A beautifully inscribed memorial book will list the names of those buried in the garden.

Last summer, the community gathered for a service to consecrate The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park. By consecrating the land, Lakeside has set apart the area as a holy, sacred and solemn space.

“I notice the circle of life and connections of families to Lakeside Chautauqua daily. The memorial garden formally recognizes our departed saints and supports our Chautauqua pillar of religion,” said Chuck Bond, Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board of Directors member.

We invite you to join the Lakeside Chautauqua community on Memorial Day weekend to reflect and dedicate The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park.