Oak Ridge Cemetery

Greg Tally, Director
A Department of the City of Springfield

 Misty Buscher, Mayor

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For the safety of all in the cemetery, no glass containers, statuary, ceramics, terra cotta, resin, exposed wire or breakable items are permitted.


No more than three floral arrangements per interment right are allowed.


Shepherd's hooks are only allowed in areas with upright monuments and only one Shepherd's hook per monument is permitted. Shepherd's hooks are not allowed in garden areas where markers are flush with the ground.


No coping, curbing, fencing, borders, rock, bark or like materials are allowed around graves, monuments or markers.


No in ground plantings are allowed other than what is planted by the cemetery staff.


Temporary markers are not allowed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Floral arrangements that are affixed to Styrofoam must be secured to the tripod or base that is supporting


Yes, evergreen grave blankets, half blankets and grave pillows are permitted.


Yes. The cemetery does grounds clean up three times a year. Any grave decorations to be retained should be removed prior to these times. Decorations should not be brought back to the cemetery until after the clean up periods are over.
The clean up dates are:

  • March 1st thru 15th
  • July 15th thru 31st
  • October 15th thru 30th


Live flowers and plants are not permitted in the Abbey or Chapel.

The cemetery is not responsible for theft or damage to any personal property or floral arrangements placed on or near interment rights or elsewhere in the cemetery.

Please observe the speed limit of 20 miles per hour and do not drive or park on the grass or sidewalks.

Seasonal silk floral arrangements and winter wreaths are available for sale in the cemetery office. See office hours and contact information below.