Grave Flower & Decoration Policy
Funeral flowers will be removed from graves by cemetery personnel no later than 5 days after burial.
Fresh cut or artificial floral arrangements are permitted at all times, but MUST BE PLACED IN A CEMETERY APPROVED VASE. Plastic floral arrangements are recommended over silk flowers. The use of wire, rocks, cement, or any material that will damage mowing equipment or possibly injure visitors or maintenance workers is prohibited.
Bear Creek Cemetery Association reserves the right to remove any floral arrangements or decorations if they become faded, wilted, unsightly, or unseasonable. Items including, but not limited to, souvenirs, toys, trinkets, GLASS VASES, fences, SHEPHERD HOOKS, WIND CHIMES, balloons, and hanging baskets are NOT permitted on markers, graves, and the surrounding area. Such items will be removed by cemetery personnel without notice.
Potted plants, wreaths, baskets, or other appropriate decorations may be placed during the seven days prior to and seven days following anniversaries, specific religious and national holidays. These holidays include: Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, and Thanksgving. Christmas Decorations can be placed starting December 1st. All Christmas-like decorations, including Poinsettia flowers, must be removed before January 10th. Cemetery personnel will discard holiday and religious decorations if left beyond the respective deadline.
Unauthorized containers or other objects (ceramic, glass, metal, tin cans, plastic, etc.) are not permitted on graves and will be removed. Toys, statues, fences, planted materials, SHEPHERD HOOKS, additional lighting, and other items are not permitted on graves or markers, and will be removed. Private planting of trees, shrubs, or flowers is not permitted on any grave or plot. Mounding and/or removing grass from graves is prohibited. Any items that have been windswept from an unknown location will be removed.
No unauthorized benches may be placed without the express written permission of the Board of Directors. The rule is strongly enforced. Once approved, benches must be made of concrete and meet approved specifications. Benches are donated to the cemetery, so that all may enjoy them. The Board retains the right to relocate benches, as needed.
Due to the close proximity of the cemetery to DFW International Airport flight paths, NO HELIUM-FILLED BALLOONS may be released from cemetery property.
While visiting the cemetery, Please remember ...
No alcoholic beverages.
No loud music or lounging on cemetery property.
Do not allow children to run and play.
Do not feed or harm the wildlife.
Thank you for keeping your Cemetery clean and beautiful!