Families asked to clear graves of personal items before cleanup

The city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Cemetery Commission and cemetery staff,  will hold their biannual cleanup of the City Cemetery at 1001 Ranch Road 12 from March 19-23. Staff will be removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that have become unsightly.

 Cleanups are generally held before the Easter and Veterans Day holidays.

 Rules for flowers and decorations

  • Fresh cut flowers are allowed on lots and mausoleums and near the columbarium, but must be removed within two weeks or when they become unsightly
  • Artificial flowers, sprays and wreaths are allowed but must be removed when they become unsightly or hinder maintenance
  • Glass containers are prohibited
  • All decorations must be firmly secured or fastened to the ground or monument

 A full list of regulations, and more information about the City Cemetery, can be found on the city's website.

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