You have accepted responsibility for somebody's cremated remains (cremains). What will you do with them?
Let cremains become part of the beauty of nature.
To do this good deed for a free spirit, contact the Parkland Peace cremated ashes scattering service.
Call 1-231-883-2920 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
By authorizing a Parkland Peace officer to settle cremains in a parkland or park-like estate, you can help family and friends to gain closure. It may comfort them to know that your decision is to provide light, freedom and a lovely environment for the cremains.
You will be concluding your safekeeping responsibility in a way that honors the deceased.
Having secured permits from national and state parks and permission from private estate owners, Parkland Peace has established wonderful sites in which to settle cremains (scatter ashes). As your representative, we protect the dignity and privacy of people whom we are privileged to serve.
By engaging Parkland Peace, you will be preserving healthy family dynamics.
Keeping an urn of cremated remains in a household can become stressful as families evolve and circumstances change.
When cremains become part of the beauty of nature, family members and friends who live far from each other and the settling site may feel a comforting connection in parks near to each.
Our purpose is to assist you in transitioning cremated remains from storage into sunlight. We manage the legal, logistical and physical processes of settling cremains properly.
Parkland Peace officers understand that your household pet is a cherished family member, for we have pets. When you need to settle the cremains of a beloved animal, we are prepared to perform this service with pure care on your behalf.
Mail cremains to Parkland Peace for ethical, respectful and caring settlement according to your directives.
After all... Healing begins, and a time comes for letting go. Not of good memories and gratitude, but of cremated remains. For personal and family peace, entrust cremains to Parkland Peace.
It's this easy!
We suggest shipping cremated remains to us via the U.S. Postal Service. Place the cremains into a plastic bag and put the bag inside sturdy cardboard packaging such as a Priority Mail or Express Mail box.
Standard Settling Service:
Standard Settling is a surface release of cremated remains by Parkland Peace officers in a park or estate of our choice. Park permits may be conditional and granted by park authorities on an annual basis, so we must have flexibility to choose the best available option at any given time.
The Directives page of this website has a Requests and Notes section. Please include it in the package to guide us if you have a general preference such as shoreside or a forest trail.
Parklands do not permit markers to be established at a settling site.
It is not necessary to identify either the sender or the being whose cremains are to be settled. This information is welcome, though, and may be provided by including the Directives page from this website.
Delivery of a package of cremated remains will establish that the sender authorizes Parkland Peace to settle the contents. It further establishes that the sender understands that, once released, the settled cremains (scattered ashes) cannot be returned to sender.
If payment but no instructions are in the package, a Standard Settling Service will be performed.
Please include payment in the package, as a check or money order payable to Parkland Peace. The fee for a Standard Settling Service is $150.
Additional settling and commemoration services are presented on the Services Page. If you would like to order any of these additional services, please include the Directives page or the Pet page, as appropriate, to communicate your instructions.
Standard Pet Settling Service:
The fee for a Standard Pet Settling Service for household pet cremains is $25 for pets that weighed up to 25 pounds. Please see the Pets page concerning heavier pets.
For settling through the southern USA headquarters, mail the box to:
Parkland Peace 7007 River Mill Dr. Spring, Texas 77379 USA
Scenery at the settling site may be majestic woodlands, a hill country view, a fishing stream, a lake with bobbing boats, a Gulf of Mexico saltwater beach, a prairie, mountains, or a meadow of wildflower
For settling through the northern USA headquarters, mail the box to:
Parkland Peace 692 N. Mill St. Northport, Michigan 49670 USA
Scenery at the settling site may be the Sleeping Bear Dunes, a Great Lakes lighthouse, a floral carpet of Trillium in a forest, a cherry orchard, or a view of islands and ships in Lake Michigan.
Observation tower at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center in Houston, Texas. The lake, wetland, and restored prairie of this park are some of the settling sites in the Parkland Peace network. The lofty tower views can be accessed by stairs or via a solar-powered elevator.
Rainbow over a Lake Michigan observation platform in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Some of the settling sites in the Parkland Peace network are alongside the forest trails, cliffs, shores, and hiking and biking paths of this National Park in northwest Michigan.