We haven’t had much snow in St. Louis this winter (not that I’m complaining) so when the snowflakes finally fell from the sky last week, I thought I’d visit a cemetery and take some pictures. Why not, right? So I stopped by Memorial Park Cemetery, which is located at 5200 Lucas and Hunt Rd. It’s a private, family owned cemetery that has been in operation since 1919. It’s right off Highway 70 but once you enter the gates, a peaceful serenity envelops you. It feels like you’re taking a quiet walk in the country.
The cemetery staff are very friendly and visitors can get a map from the office (Memorial Park has 165 acres of land so you can easily get lost). On their website they state that 50 acres are underdeveloped and “prime spaces are still available.” They even offer coupons. Really. Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took. Alas, most of the snow had melted but there was still some white stuff to be seen: