Willow Lawn Memorial Park

Vernon Hills, Illinois

  • Willow Lawn Memorial Park Master Plan
  • New Naturalistic Traditional Burial and Cremation Section - Master Plan

Project Description



The amount of people choosing cremation has been growing at an increasing pace each year. Along with the growth in cremation, people also continue to look for a greater variety of burial options than have traditionally been offered in most cemeteries.


Mekus Tanager developed a master plan for Willow Lawn Memorial Park in coordination with StoneMor Partners L.P. and Pinnacle Nationwide LLC with the primary goals of expanding both full-body and cremation burial options, while still preserving the natural beauty of the forested southern portion of the cemetery.


The master plan developed creates a naturalistic and intimate setting through winding forested pathways and the use of a water feature.  To add to the burial options and inventory, the master plan includes: additions to existing ground burial sections, semi-private estates, natural burial selections, cremation estates, and cremation features along forested pathways.  


According to the ownership, the burial plots in the new section were selling rapidly!



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