Please do not enter the cemetery after hours.

We understand that visiting your loved ones at the cemetery is a deeply personal and emotional experience. To ensure that everyone can pay their respects in a meaningful way, we kindly ask that you observe our posted visiting hours. Our gates are closed outside of these hours to maintain a peaceful and respectful atmosphere for the deceased, their families, and our hardworking employees. If you need to arrange a visit outside of these hours, please don't hesitate to give us a call and we'll do our very best to accommodate your needs. 

Please refrain from walking on top of the graves.

When visiting a cemetery, it is of utmost importance to observe proper etiquette and demonstrate respect for the deceased and their families. While searching for a loved one's grave, visitors are allowed to approach the headstones. However, it is advised that a reasonable distance be maintained from the graves to ensure that the solemn atmosphere of the cemetery is preserved. Please be mindful of your actions and conduct yourself in a manner that is appropriate for the setting.

Kindly refrain from initiating conversations with other visitors and respect their privacy during their visit.

It is kindly requested that visitors refrain from initiating conversations with other visitors in the cemetery. While a nod and a smile are perfectly acceptable, it is essential to respect the need for solitude and quiet contemplation. If someone approaches and is open to talking, feel free to engage in a friendly conversation. It is important to keep in mind that most visitors are dealing with grief and would prefer to be left alone with their thoughts and prayers. This rule applies to every situation in the cemetery.

Please refrain from sitting on or leaning against the headstones, grave markers, or any other memorials.

It is widely regarded as an act of disrespect towards the deceased and the bereaved family to engage in the behavior of bringing furniture to a funeral or wake. Nevertheless, if you intend to stay for a prolonged period of time, it is acceptable to bring a compact camping chair. It is important to note, however, that the chair should be taken with you when you depart.

Photography or video recording is strictly prohibited.

We prioritize privacy for all individuals, whether they are living or deceased. We kindly ask for your cooperation during this potentially difficult time for those who are grieving. Everyone is entitled to their own privacy and respect.

Please ensure that you do not exceed the speed limit while driving on the roads within the cemetery.

While driving through, please ensure that you keep your speed low to avoid disturbing others or causing any damage to the lawns due to hills and tight roads. It is recommended that you keep your speed to a maximum of ten (10) miles per hour. If you come across a service in progress, please be considerate and maintain some distance to give them the required privacy and space.

Please ensure that your children are not running  around freely at the cemetery.

We respectfully request that you engage in a conversation with your children prior to visiting the cemetery or attending a service. The purpose of this communication is to underscore the importance of demonstrating respect for the grieving families and the deceased. It is of paramount importance that children grasp the concept of death and not harbor any fear of it. While children are encouraged to join the grieving families, it is imperative that they understand the significance of exhibiting respect and sensitivity towards the complexities of life and death.

Things not to leave behind for your loved ones.

It is imperative that individuals avoid placing any glass, ceramic, or other fragile items on the graves. In addition, solar lights and small plastic fences are not permitted, as they can impede ground maintenance activities, such as grass mowing and leaf removal. This rule is in place to ensure the safety of all visitors, as breakable items pose a significant risk of injury. Fragments may not be entirely visible, and as such, could cause harm to others. It is therefore of utmost importance that all visitors adhere to this policy to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all.

Please make sure to not leave any food or drinks behind.

We kindly request that you refrain from bringing any food or drinks onto the cemetery grounds. This is to ensure that pests and wildlife are kept away and to prevent any potential spoilage. We take great pride in maintaining a clean and orderly property out of respect for the deceased, their loved ones, and our staff.

Please refrain from making out or getting too frisky.

It is imperative to note that while this may seem self-evident, there have been occasions when this has not been the case. It is important to acknowledge that engaging in physical activity at our cemetery is disrespectful to all parties involved. Our cemetery is a place for spiritual and emotional reverence, and physical activity is not permitted. 

Please avoid doing the following:

  • Do not leave trash behind.
  • No pets are allowed on the grounds.
  • No loud music or excessive noise.
  • Do not take people's flowers or small decorations.
  • Do not get too close to a funeral procession that is in progress.
  • When visiting a loved one, please avoid parking in the middle of the road. Our roads are narrow, so please pull off to the side as much as possible without being on the lawn.

"We are always available to assist you."

Please don't hesitate to visit our cemetery to spend time with your loved ones. We encourage you to visit as often as you would like, and we are sure that your loved ones would appreciate it as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and we hope to see you soon.

Please remember to adhere to the rules of the cemetery and avoid any violations.




Merion Memorial Park
59 W Rock Hill Rd

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004










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