Owners of lots and gravesites in city-owned cemeteries are reminded that according to City Code, Sec. 22-30, all flowers, decorations and non-approved vases must be removed from the ground by March 1st in preparation for the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ annual Cemeteries Spring Cleanup.
The city-owned cemeteries are Barton Heights, Shockoe Hill, Oakwood, St John’s, Riverview, Maury and Mount Olivet.
Floral arrangements placed on monuments and memorials or in vases that are on monuments and memorials do not need to be removed; however, any items left on the ground will be collected and disposed of by the cemetery staff beginning Monday, March 4, and continuing through Saturday, March 16.
All city-owned cemeteries are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call (804) 646-1401 or (804) 646-1402 on week days between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.