To help honour these lives gone too soon, Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery will be holding a memorial tribute to recognize this week. We would like to welcome anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss to visit Riverside Cemetery between October 9 and October 15. It is an opportunity to bring us together as a community and give anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss a safe and supportive space to visit and to share their babies and experiences.
When can I participate?
- Place a tribute between October 9 and October 15
- Items may be left until Tuesday, November 1
- Please pick up any items you wish to keep or any items remaining after November 1, will be removed.
We invite you to place a memento in the tribute area:
- A painted rock with baby’s name on the stone wall
- A small decorative garden stake with baby’s name inside the flower bed
- Hang a small ornament on the large evergreen tree next to the flower bed
Where will the memorial tribute be located?
- The marked flower garden just inside the main gates at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Avenue East
4th Avenue and Broad Street
Established in 1883, Regina Cemetery is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest urban cemeteries. With over 30,000 plots, there are many historical figures buried at Regina Cemetery including lives lost in the 1912 Regina Tornado, Spanish influenza, the north-west rebellion and the 1935 Regina Riot. There are approximately 50 interments each year. A limited number of interment options are available including columbaria niches and the scattering garden.
815 Assiniboine Avenue East
Established in 1953, Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery is located in a quiet park like setting. A wide range of traditional and cremation interment options are available for consideration including an ossuary, scattering garden, in ground burial and columbaria niches. Approximately 600 interments occur here each year. The grounds are irrigated, with an intensive grounds maintenance program throughout the summer months.
Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery opened its gates in 1953. The land designated to the cemetery was divided into four sections and over the years, portions of each section were developed as land was needed. The last time an area in the cemetery was developed was in the mid-1980s. At the current rate of interments, this area will reach capacity in the next several years.
Developing the next area of the cemetery will allow us to continue to provide a variety of traditional and cremation interment options to the community. The area to be developed is within the current property lines of Riverside Cemetery. The estimated cost to develop the expansion area at Riverside Cemetery is $1.7m and is fully funded from the Cemeteries Reserve.
Expansion of Riverside Cemetery includes land levelling, drainage, surveying, irrigation, pump house upgrades, road construction, strip foundations, trees, landscaping, sodding and seeding. The area to be developed is approximately 2.8 hectares and should accommodate interment needs for the next years 25-30 years.
The expansion project is slated to break ground Spring 2022 with construction completed Winter 2022. Please be mindful of the construction equipment and vehicles and stay away from the construction areas. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause and we appreciate your understanding while this project is ongoing.
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PO Box 1790
April 1 to September 30: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
October 1 to March 31: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cemeteries Administration Office
815 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4:30 p.m.