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Cemetery Clean Up

Sep. 01, 2022 - Dec. 16, 2022 · 8am-5am

To Our Valued Community Members,

We are reaching out to you to notify you of our Autumn Cemetery Clean Up. You may have seen our signs posted around our property or our notifications on Social Media of this upcoming event. This year we would like to actively engage the community to ensure that we both care for our Memorial Park as well as care for the families who have entrusted us with their loved ones. We will be breaking the Clean Up into 15 weeks during which time we will slowly move through our Memorial Park. This will be a time to not only clean and maintain grave spaces and gardens, but also to reset location finder pins, verify proper working of irrigation, address damage, and do regular lawn maintenance. We will be asking the community to temporarily remove decorations from their loved ones’ graves prior to our entry into the scheduled sections. Should family and friends be unavailable or unable to remove decorations, we will carefully remove decorations and place them in bags and boxes with identification of the grave that they belong with noted on a tag. Care will be taken so as not to damage any articles placed on graves, and to keep all items contained and available. We will bundle fences and attach them to the parcels for easy access and keep the parcels close to the original grave location whenever possible. Decorations from larger, more heavily decorated gardens may need to be placed a small distance from the garden, but we will be placing them in a manner that makes them easy to find and we will cover the parcels for protection from the elements. Staff will be available to give items to families or assist in receiving items from their holding location. Unfortunately, we will not be able to replace items on graves, but we will work diligently to treat all items with care and concern so as to make it as easy as possible to redecorate. Fresh flowers will be left in vases at the grave location.

Starting the week of each garden’s clean up, we will be enforcing page 27 Section XIV.2.f-g from our Rules and Regulations and General Information for Owner(s) of Interment Rights of Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Hayward, California. This rule states that flags may not exceed 10” in total length (length is defined as the longest edge of the flag). Non-Approved flags will not be permitted. Approved vs. Non-Approved is at the discretion of Cemetery Management. It is not our intention to limit family and friends’ memorialization of loved ones’ grave spaces, but rather to bring Chapel of the Chimes back closer to the Rules and Regulations that allow us to properly maintain the grounds. A copy of the full Rules and Regulations is available from our front desk and is attached to this email.

A map and schedule are attached for ease of use. 

The schedule is as follows:

  • September 5-9: Hillside Garden, Hillside Mausoleum, Garden of Harmony, Garden of Remembrance, Sharray Shalom
  • September 12-16: Grandview Mausoleum, Bayview Mausoleum, Garden of Love, Sunset Garden, Hillview
  • September 19-23: Mission Terrace, Memorial Garden, Courage Mausoleum
  • September 26-30: Bai Ling Yuan, Jardines del Recuerdo (Garden of Remembrance), Guadalupe Niches, Santo Nino Silayan
  • October 3-7: Garden of Hope, Hope Memorial
  • October 10-14: Wall of Valor, Garden of Reflection, Serenity Terrace, Garden of Honor II, Garden of Honor III
  • October 17-21: Bayview Garden, Grandview Garden, Bai En Yuan, Lotus Garden
  • October 24-28: Garden of Noor I-V, Garden of Tranquility, Sharray Chayyim
  • October 31-November 4: Serenity Garden, Cypress I, Cypress II, Gulshane Rahmat, St Paul Niches and Surrounding Outdoor Mausoleum, Court of Beatitudes and Surrounding Outdoor Niches
  • November 7-11: Garden of Peace, Garden of Tribute, Sunrise Garden to the East of Road
  • November 14-18: Garden of Mercy, Garden of Eternal Life, Eternal Life Babyland
  • November 21-24: Sanctuary Circle with Inner Court, Our Lady of Fatima I, Our Lady of Fatima II
  • November 28-December 2: Garden of Honor I, Veteran’s Columbarium
  • December 5-9: Sunrise Garden I-III
  • December 12-16: Circle of Peace Mausoleum, Light and Freedom Mausoleums, Brookside Garden


Please reach out with questions or concerns and our staff will be able to assist.. To learn more, please contact the main office at 510-471-3363

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32992 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544

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