At Knollwood Memorial Park the lawns are among our most important resources and we know how important it is to you that the grass looks good and well cared for. However, sometimes there are natural conditions that we have no control over that impact the grounds. When that is the case we want to share that information.
The limitations of our existing irrigation system and the impact of the high heat of summer are among the most challenging issues that we deal with, and this year is no exception. As you are well aware, eastern Massachusetts is in another prolonged drought and due to water restrictions and the constraints of our irrigation, we will be unable to water and mow with our regular schedules until conditions improve. Additionally, we will not seed for new grass until the cooler weather arrives in the fall because it will not grow under these conditions.
Also, please note that while areas of the lawn may turn brown, we want you to know that this is only the grass going dormant and is actually a genetic mechanism that it uses to protect itself. As the weather cools it will return to green. All grass related issues and requests will be addressed as we head into the fall.
VISITING THE PARK
Please click here to read our COVID-19 information page before visiting the park.
Our Welcome Center is open throughout the year Monday – Friday (see our schedule of holiday closings) and there is always a staff member on site to assist you. We provide lot location maps and information, directions within the park and we can escort visitors if they are not familiar with a location. A member of our staff can prepare these items for you.
Additionally, please note that when you are planning a visit to the park we offer the courtesy service of cleaning the plaque and grave area. In the winter, we will clear a path to the location and clean off the plaque. These services are time and weather permitting and please be sure to call ahead at least two days in advance. Please download our Visiting the Park brochure here.
Your safety is important to us. To enhance our beauty and serenity please:
- Leave natural flowers only (no artificial flowers, balloons, pinwheels, plant hangers, baskets, crosses or other items). Please click here to review our Floral Guidelines.
- Do not place any stones or other hard objects on the bronze memorials.
- Potted plants, plantings or digging are not permitted.
- Return water bottles to administration building.
- Park vehicles on the roadways only.
- Use vases from the months of April through November.
- Place American flags at graves only on Memorial Day.
- Refrain from recreational bicycling, roller blading and bringing animals to the park.
- No solicitations of any kind are ever allowed on or about the grounds of the park.
- Abide by the 10 mile per hour speed limit throughout the park.
- A complete listing of rules and regulations are available in the main office.
- For information on planting and seeding, click here to view our policy
Main Park Gate open for visiting:
Every Day – 7:30am until roughly one hour before sundown.
Welcome Center and Office Hours:
The Business office is open Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Please note, the Business office will be closed for all Secular Holidays, but the park gates are open to visitors:
> New Year’s Day
> Martin Luther King Day
> President’s Day
> Memorial Day
> Independence Day
> Labor Day> Indigenous People’s Day
> Veteran’s Day
> Thanksgiving Day
> Christmas Day
Key Visiting Times:
Memorial Day weekend
Anniversary of the death of a loved one.
For more information on the hours of operation and holidays call 781-828-7218.