Parkwood Cemetery has served multiple generations of families in the Baltimore area, founded in 1919. Its longevity serves as a reminder to the community of the loyalty, efforts and compassionate services provided by staff at Parkwood that meet the needs of Baltimore as well as surrounding communities.
For decades, staff at Parkwood Cemetery has striven to meet the multicultural and multi-denominational needs of its clients, all with a special, tender and loving touch filled with care and courtesy. Parkwood Cemetery has rightly earned the nickname of "Nature's Cathedral" due to its beautiful location on rolling countryside filled with native trees, flora, and fauna. Due to its longevity, Parkwood Cemetery is also one of the most prestigious in the area.
Dozens of acres of excellently groomed property, native dogwood and cherry trees provide riotous color and blossoms as well as heady scents throughout the seasons. The flagstone chapel on the premises, built in the late 1930s, offers a solid, secluded, and comforting location for grieving family members and loved ones. Staff at the cemetery offers a variety of burial options including traditional in-ground burial, lawn crypts, cremation memorialization, and mausoleum entombment. A veteran's garden honors the service and sacrifices of veterans of multiple wars.
Located in Baltimore County, the cemetery property is divided into dozens of sections with names such as the Acacia, Magnolia, Mount Lebanon, Field of Honor, and Galilee. The sprawling acres of the property are divided by curving pathways, circular intersections, and flat spaces as well as gently rolling hillsides. With sculptures harking back to the early 20th century as well as plentiful brickwork, well-maintained pathways and statuary, the cemetery property is one of the most dignified and beautiful in the area.
Located northeast of downtown Baltimore just outside the town limits of Parkville, the cemetery property can be reached from Interstate 95, traveling north and south, with a westbound turnoff onto Interstate 695, or the Baltimore Beltway. Turnoffs onto the southbound Bellaire Road or Hartford Road, with a right or left turn onto Taylor Avenue will bring visitors to the beautiful, sprawling acres of the property, located near Double Rock Park.