The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department manages five historic municipal cemeteries, Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Plummers Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, and Oakwood Annex Cemetery. We are entrusted by the families and decendants to care for these sacred places, and the cemeteries are indelible and essential parts of the neighborhoods in which they reside. The department is embarking on a public process to update the Cemetery Rules and develop a plan for enforcement.
City of Austin Cemeteries: Rules Updates
What religious and/or cultural practices do you have that relate to grave ornamentation? What is appropriate grave ornamentation that respects the practices of others?
What types of memorials and permanent fixtures can be "grandfathered-in" once compliance enforcement begins?