Friends Projects

The Friends work closely with Medina’s City Cemetery Commission to implement the 2018 Spring Grove Master Plan. Significant projects have been accomplished by the Friends with the help of the City of Medina, Letha E. House Foundation, Ed Mears’ Estate and others. These include:

  • Restoration of the 1884 Spring Grove Chapel
  • Construction of the Amos Mears Memorial office complex & parking lots
  • Construction of hard-edged lake and refurbishment of old lake
  • Construction of columbarium wall
  • Creation of Pat Mears Memorial Garden
  • Mausoleum stained glass windows restoration
  • Mausoleum bronze doors restoration
  • Mausoleum stone restoration
  • Mausoleum electric service
  • Creation & installation of back-lit stained glass for chapel
  • 199 gravestones restored at Old Town Graveyard
  • Improvements to the Baby Section and Cremains Section
  • Roadway Improvements
  • Land Improvements
  • Cemetery Advocate Funding
  • Entry gateway refurbishment
  • Soldiers’ Mound perennial garden construction
  • Chapel garden in memory of Art Riedel
  • Maintenance of perennial gardens and lakes
  • Waste receptacles, flagpole illumination, watering cans
  • Entry gate garden and irrigation
  • Water hose bibs
  • Cemetery signage
  • Cemetery fencing
  • Chapel grounds irrigation
  • Tree maintenance, acquisition and planting program
  • Park benches
  • Bi-annual newsletter publications
  • Construction of the Spring Grove Storage Canopy
  • 2020 Spring Grove Tree Survey and Inventory

Through the advocacy of the Friends of the Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery was listed on the Register of National Historic Places in 2006 and in 2021 Spring Grove Cemetery was designated a Level II arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and is listed on the Morton Register of Arboreta.

We welcome anyone who has an interest in the perpetuation and conservation of Medina’s historic cemeteries. Please submit a volunteer application if you are interested in volunteering with us.