Expansion, new facilities planned at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

As ground is being prepared to expand the interment facilities at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Union Township, plans are being finalized to improve the landmark’s facilities for the living.

The Heritage Memorial Park, which will be located in the southwest corner of the cemetery, will be two acres of parkland designed to give visitors a place to gather, relax and enjoy a little ceremony from time to time.

“This will be separate, and its own park,” said Union Township Service Director Matt Taylor. “There will be cathedral steps to a little altar area where you can hold weddings, and will be a very beautiful place. There will be concrete trails that people can walk around the park on, and there will be a rest room facility.”

The project is separate from, but being planned to coincide with, the larger area burial ground expansion.