The Memorial Park Concept is the highest expression of immortalizing a loved one who has passed away. It is a tribute and an honor to the dead, a constant source of inspiration to the living. Therefore, a memorial park does away with headstones and other depressing reminders of mortality.
In their place stand simple marble tablets set flush with a well kept lawn. Sculptured pieces serving as memorial sare arranged among the trees and shrubbery, mausoleums are likewise set in suitable surroundings to enhance the charm of both edifice and interment grounds.
Ever-flowing fountains reaffirm the theme of oneness in eternity. Imposing chapels of distinction, graceful and solemn in its dignity welcome the visitors into their sanctuary of peace.
What are the advantages of a memorial park against a cemetery?
Memorial Park Concept
* Well planned with landscaped surroundings complete utilities, such as drainage, electrical, irrigation
* Low utilization of land
* Full ownership of cemetery plot
* Well maintained
* Maintenance supported by Trust Fund
* Limited development
* No maintenance
* Limited use of burial space
* Burial rights only
* No fund to support maintenance
Memorial Park Care Fund
Green and Beautiful Forever.
A visit to any of the neighboring cemeteries in Metro Manila is a depressing experience.
The bereaved mourner, hoping to find peace and consolation within the walls of a supposedly holy place, is bewildered by the sounds and sights that assail his senses. The hustle of the crowd, the din of traffic , the missing markers and crosses, the dusty and muddy roads and walkways, but most of all, the over crowding that robs whatever atmosphere of privacy is left within.
Overcrowding is no longer the monopoly of the metropolis alone. It has also extended to its burial grounds. Like the burgeoning city, a cemetery has to expand its boundaries or suffer consequences of lack of burial space.
Memorial parks, however, operate on a different concept. They are developed and maintained with beauty and tranquility in mind. Wide open spaces dominate the landscape and attention is given to the general preservation of the park grounds
Included in the list price of every lot purchased is an amount set aside and deposited to a Memorial Park Care Fund. Income realized from this MPCF will be utilized for the general care and maintenance of the parks for years to come.
Upon witnessing the congested and unpleasant state of public cemeteries in the Philippines, Castle and Cooke, the same company that operates the Millilani Memorial Park in Hawaii conceived the memorial park concept in 1964, and together with a group of Filipino investors established Manila Memorial Park Cemetery, Inc., the first company to introduce the memorial park concept in the country.
The first memorial park in the Philippines and the flagship of the company was opened in Sucat, Parañaque in 1964. It has a total area of 96 hectares. A sanctuary of peace and tranquility, the park’s design was patterned after the Millilani Memorial Park in Hawaii. The works of National artists Leandro Locsin and Napoleon Abueva are featured as part of the park’s adornments. The Park also boasts of the first modern crematorium in the country, along with the first columbarium in a lush garden setting.
Holy Cross Memorial Park
With the success of MMP-Sucat, Holy Cross Memorial Park in Novaliches, Quezon City was opened in 1965. It has a total land area of 48 hectares. The tradition of keeping well-kept Lawn lots, spacious Garden Units and private Family Estates is continued in the serene environment of the park. In 2006, a modern crematorium was opened inside the Park, along with garden columbary niches that are Zen-inspired in design and execution.
The growing economy and the increasing business opportunities in Cavite prompted the Company to open up a memorial park in the area in 1991. Strategically located along Governor Drive in Dasmariñas, Cavite, it has a total land area of 93 hectares. Today, the Park also features a modern cremation facility and an elegant garden columbary, as well as spacious viewing chapels for wakes and services.
In 1997, the Company opened its fourth memorial park in the rapidly developing province of Bulacan. The park, located in Plaridel town, is right at the Sta. Rita Exit of the North Luzon Tollway. Targeting the market north of Manila, the park has a total area of 47 hectares. Today, it also has a modern cremation facility, as well as two (2) spacious memorial viewing chapels. Needless to say, the high standard Manila Memorial Park is known for is continued at the Manila Memorial Park-Bulacan.
Manila Memorial Park-Cebu
In its commitment to bring its quality memorial park to as many people as possible, Manila Memorial Park opened MMP-Cebu, its first memorial park in the Visayas, comprising 21 hectares. Located in Lilo-an town, Cebu, it features the same quality products and services the Company has been known for.
Manila Memorial Park - Davao
Manila Memorial Park’s sixth memorial park is situated in the City of Blooms, Davao City. Located in Magtu-od in Ma-a, this 83-hectare property will be unique in feature as it preserves the natural setting as faithfully as possible. Rolling terrains, patches of rainforest, a camping, as well as picnic grounds, all these make this park truly a nature preserve, a place to celebrate life. In 2018, pre-selling of its Phase 3 portion began, and today continues to draw interest from both old & new clients.