Owners of lots and gravesites in City-owned and operated cemeteries are reminded that according to City Code all flowers, decorations and non-approved vases must be removed from lots and gravesites by March.1. This is to allow for the Cemeteries Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities to conduct its annual spring cleanup. City-owned cemeteries include Shockoe Hill, Oakwood, St. John’s Church, Riverview, Maury and Mount Olivet.
According to the City Code, any items left on the ground can and will be collected and disposed of by cemetery staff beginning March 16.
Floral arrangements that are on monuments or memorials, or in vases on monuments or memorials, do not need to be removed for the cleanup.
New flower arrangements may be placed on gravesites and lots after March 30.
Owners who have questions about the spring cleanup can call 804-646-1401 or 804-646-1402, Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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