Ridgewood Memorial Park is a non-sectarian cemetery that is open to persons of all faiths and ethnic origins.
Situated 4.5 miles northwest of the City of Chicago on Milwaukee Avenue (Illinois 21), Ridgewood was, in fact, carved from the woods and fields, and managed to maintain its pastoral quality as the community absorbed the surrounding farmlands.
It is a 168-acre sanctuary for remembrance and contemplation that offers a quiet, natural respite. Our cemetery is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of stately mature maple, oak, and majestic blue spruce trees. Rolling grounds, winding roads, and tranquil lakes (populated with swans, ducks, migrating birds and other wildlife) add to its bucolic atmosphere.
Massive columns supporting skillfully wrought iron gates comprise the main entrance to Ridgewood. The Helen Fell Memorial Bell Tower, mirrored by Tower Lake, is one of the main features at Ridgewood. Amid its arboreal setting, the lake gains a mystical richness; even the soft organ tones from the Bell Tower seem to come from the waters themselves.
Although Ridgewood is rich in history dating back to 1920, it easily meets the preferences of modern families for services ranging from traditional ground interment, cremation and urn memorialization, plus mausoleum entombment.
Our outdoor Tower Lake Mausoleum (facing beautiful Tower Lake) and the indoor Swan Lake Mausoleum (named for the graceful swans that live there), offer many options for families who select mausoleum entombment. Swan Lake Mausoleum includes a circular design chapel that comfortably seats 200 people. Individual mausoleum crypts, companion crypts, private family rooms, and marble/glass front niches are available in this state-of-the-art building.
Overall, Ridgewood is an active and vital cemetery with ample land and other resources available for burial and memorial options, resplendent for today's generation and those to come.
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