Events at Memorial Park

Events at Memorial Park

Even though our cemetery is a place to put our loved ones to rest, it is really designed for the living.

We hold several special events throughout the year, including on Memorial Day, a Concert in the Park in the fall and a Holiday Remembrance Ceremony in early winter. All of these provide families a time to gather, reflect and remember.


Preplanning Workshop

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Join us for lunch or dinner and learn how planning ahead for your cremation, funeral and cemetery needs can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Bring a guest and enjoy a complimentary meal with our friendly and compassionate staff.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 11:30 AM or 5:30 PM
Mount Hope Funeral Chapel
4700 SW 17th Street


Concert in the Park

Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Concert in the Park is a free, annual event established in 2009, featuring the Kings of Swing. The 15-piece Topeka band specializes in swing music of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s and plays in the natural amphitheater created by the open space northeast of the Reflection Pond. The Topeka High School Drumline also makes an appearance and dazzles the crowd during intermission.

The concert is a great opportunity for individuals and families to listen to some fine music in a beautiful, park-like atmosphere. In 2011, we introduced a dance floor for audience members to showcase their swing-dancing skills. We hope to see you at our next concert for another round of great music! 

Please join us Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Holiday Remembrance Ceremony

Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Holiday Remembrance Ceremony is a Memorial Park tradition. In early winter, we gather at the gazebo to pause during the busy season and share memories of our loved ones.

The ceremony includes holiday music, a litany of remembrance and wreath presentation. Guests have the opportunity personalize a red bow and place it on one of our memory trees in honor of their loved one. Hot chocolate is provided.

Please join us Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 at 5 p.m.