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Photo credit: Jack Mazarak

The Oneonta Memorial Garden

Envisioned in 2001

Created in the Spring of 2002

A Community Working Together…

The Oneonta Region Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, working in cooperation with the Oneonta High School Class of 2002, the Oneonta School District and local community members have joined forces to create a remembrance garden called the Oneonta Memorial Garden. The garden was built to honor and remember children, siblings, loved ones and friends whom we have lost. It is located behind the cafeteria on the campus of Oneonta High School. 

The garden provides a quiet place for peaceful reflection, meditation and loving remembrance. It is located in a place full of life, hope and dreams, and serves to reaffirm the lives of those we have lost, and to remind us of the joy they brought into our own lives. The garden soothes with an abundance of beautiful flowers, the garden pond offers a home to numerous amphibians, and the little gazebo provides a place for an intimate discussion or to sit under cover and read a book.


This is a community project that is funded entirely by donations from the Oneonta Region Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, several Oneonta High School organizations, many individuals, and members of the business community. TCF oversees the ongoing care and maintenance of the garden.


The garden has a Memorial Walk of engraved pavers in memory of loved ones who have died.  The pavers are 6"x9'' and can accommodate 3 lines of text.  Each line of text can accommodate up to 14 characters, including punctuation marks and spaces. Paver purchases provide the bulk of the funding that supports the garden.

How can I order a Memorial Paver?

Please fill out a paver form and send to the address listed on the form. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. to discuss how to purchase paver.

How can I get involved?

Make a monetary donation in your own name or in memory of a dear one who died, offer your time and talent, and/or volunteer to host a fundraising event.

Businesses can donate (or offer at cost) goods and services – such as landscaping materials, plants, trees, shrubs, printing, copying, etc.

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