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J S PARKER CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS

J S PARKER CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS

The JS Parker Cemetery (cemetery) was created about 1874 on land owned by J. S. Parker.  It is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is supported by the sale of property burial rights, service fees, cemetery merchandise, and donations.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

J.S. Parker Cemetery Association (JSPC) has developed rules and regulations for the benefit of everyone. These rules and regulations may be revised and must be adhered to by the Purchaser and all heirs and successors.

CEMETERY PROPERTY AND PERPETUAL CARE DISCLOSURE

JSPC is a perpetual care cemetery. JSPC’s perpetual fund account will be maintained in order with Colorado rules and statutes.

BURIAL RIGHTS

Families choosing property in the cemetery are purchasing a right of burial only.  All property burial rights will be sold for the placement of human remains only. Property burial rights will not be sold to a business or individuals for resale or as a part of a commercial or for-profit entity. Property burial rights will be sold to Parker residents only, those having a Parker zip code and may be purchased on an At-Need or Pre-Need basis.  If a non-resident wishes to purchase a space, they must petition the Board of Directors regarding their desire be buried in the cemetery. Non-Parker resident families having relatives buried in the cemetery (parents, grandparents, siblings or spouses) can purchase a maximum of two burial sites at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Each grave plot automatically allows for the placement of one casket and one set of cremated remains. Up to two sets of additional cremated remains may be added to a plot. The purchase of an additional interment right will be required for each.  No more than four placements total are allowed in a grave plot.  In the event a correction to the placement and/or property is needed, the cemetery reserves the right and has the authority to enter any space and correct any errors or violations without the lot owner's prior permission.  

TRANSFER OF BURIAL RIGHTS

Owner must have a valid cemetery deed or Right of Burial document for transfer.  All transfers must be authorized and completed by the cemetery staff, and a $100 transfer fee will be assessed for each new Right of Burial. In select circumstances, JSPC reserves the right to repurchase sites at half the original purchase price or $500, whichever amount is greater. Transfers will be granted to persons with a Parker address only, unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors.

BURIALS AND PLACEMENTS

Burials and/or placements are permitted between 9AM and 3PM most weekdays. Saturday placements are at the discretion of the cemetery and require additional service fees. No Sunday or holiday burials/placements.  ALL in-ground placements require a vault (outer enclosure). Only poly or fiberglass vaults will be allowed for casketed remains. By signing this document, the Purchaser agrees to pay the Opening/Closing, and any other fees associated with burial/placement at the time of interment.  Any request for disinterment requires previous authorization from the cemetery staff.  Please see the FAQ page for details.

CEMETERY MAINTENANCE

Live cut and silk flowers are allowed on the gravesite within 20” of the headstone without permission of the board.  There are no plantings (potted plants, shrubs, trees) allowed. ANYTHING else must have prior Board approval, and if placed without approval will be removed at the discretion of the Board. The cemetery reserves the right to remove items at the expense of the plot owner or their next of kin.  Water will be turned on by Memorial Day and turned off in the Fall before freezing about Oct 1. The cemetery will be cleaned shortly before the Memorial Day Weekend.  Aged flowers and non-compliant items will be removed at that time and at any time the Board deems necessary.  The cemetery is mowed 3-4 times throughout the year and any other time the Board deems necessary. Any flowers, trees or other hazards will be removed if it impedes the ability to maintain the grounds. Every effort will be made to clear the immediate area of snow prior to any service. Vehicles can be parked on the roadways only unless otherwise directed by cemetery staff. No overnight parking at any time. Property is under 24/7 surveillance.

MONUMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Only bronze or granite memorials are allowed at the cemetery, and only one monument may be placed on each property.  A monument for a single plot may not exceed 42” wide x 42” tall (not including the base height). The monuments require a separate foundation base (granite or concrete only) underneath each monument   Monuments greater than 60" must have a granite foundation stone.  Monuments for a single grave require a single foundation stone that is a solid piece of granite (no laminated pieces) and must be a MINIMUM of 4" thick and cannot be greater than 56" long. Monuments for a double grave cannot exceed 80" wide x 42" tall (not including the base height, and the foundation stone cannot exceed 96" in length.  Monuments for a double grave require a single foundation stone that is a solid piece of granite (no laminated pieces) and is a MINIMUM of 6" thick.  ANY MEMORIAL PLACED must have prior board approval. No homemade, wooden, or concrete memorials will be allowed. Temporary markers are allowed up to one year after the placement while waiting for the installment of a permanent marker.  The cemetery reserves the right to deny any memorial stone it deems offensive at the expense of the plot owner or next of kin.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

No events, activities or tasks will be performed in the cemetery without the prior approval of the Board or the cemetery staff/operators.

GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE CEMETERY

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN IN THE PARK


•    Be mindful that this is someone else’s property, and that it is sacred space.
•    Nothing permanent should ever be done (i.e. repainting lettering, moving a marker, planting anything).
•    Flowers or decorations need to be picked up 2 weeks after the placement.
•    Headstones can be cleaned with water only, no soap or chemicals are to be used as they can damage the stone.
•    Any formal event needs to be pre-approved with cemetery management. Contact cemetery management via email

      (JS Parkercemetery@gmail.com) or by phone (720-471-1561).
•    Any advertising or promotional events in the cemetery that include the JS Parker Cemetery name, need to be approved by cemetery          management.
•    Any decorations placed on graves (that are not your family’s graves) need to be of a non-religious nature.

ACTIONS THAT ARE ALWAYS APPROPRIATE


•    Picking up weeds and debris around the area.
•    Notifying the cemetery management regarding any damaged graves or headstones or other safety issues encountered

     (name and approximate location would be helpful).
•    Being respectful of services in the park or others visiting their loved ones.

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