Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary have proudly served the Bakersfield, California, area for over 55 years. Our 80-acre park features rolling hills, beautiful trees, sweet flowers, peaceful ponds and fountains to offer a comforting and serene environment. Our calm and dignified setting continues in our indoor facilities, offering visitation rooms and a spacious chapel.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
- New building
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Mountain views
- Outdoor pavilion
- Waterside views
- Large capacity chapel up to 500
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Scattering garden for ashes
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Overnight visitations
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Muslim cemetery section
- Shomer available
- Ritual washing
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Personalized funeral and memorial services
At Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, we pride ourselves on operating and treating our guests like family. Whether you are pre-planning funeral services for yourself or planning immediately for a loved one, we are here to listen.
We strive for effective communication and true understanding of the nuances that will celebrate your loved one’s unique life. Our associates believe in building relationships that extend beyond just the immediate need of a funeral or memorial service. We invite families from all faiths and walks of life to contact us to customize funeral services to your specifications.
Celebration of life services
In addition to traditional funeral services, we can arrange customized celebrations of life. This can mean organizing a motorcade for a Harley-Davidson enthusiast or an organized procession of classic cars for a muscle car lover, perhaps even including a loved one’s own Corvette. The associates at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary want to showcase your loved one’s life and personality. We are pleased to assist in planning the service of your choosing, whether it is held on-site or at a church, temple, synagogue, outdoors or in another special venue.
We offer package planning and merchandise purchases through a state-of-the art digital presentation for selection and customization.
The spacious, all-faith chapel features an upgraded video and sound system to accommodate photos and music to honor your loved one. Our chapel holds up to 350 attendees for large services. We also offer two visitation rooms that can be used for pre-service visitations or intimate services.
Hillcrest also offers a remodeled reception room, which can accommodate up to 120 attendees to gather for refreshments and food while also also providing a space of fellowship for families.
To assist families, we provide a highly professional staff, including Spanish-speaking associates. Our caring and compassionate experts are well-versed in helping families plan for a present need as well as helping those who choose to prearrange their funeral services. We are committed to helping families of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. The memorials created will be long remembered for the manner in which they pay respect to the unique lives that have meant so much to their family and friends.
Please call us to discuss any questions you may have about a present need or pre-planning a funeral service, to schedule a tour of our beautiful facility and grounds, or to set up a time to talk with one of our caring funeral arrangers.
Hillcrest Memorial Park
The grounds at Hillcrest Memorial Park include over 80 acres of rolling hills, beautiful views of our valley and memorial water features. We offer many different cemetery options for our families, including private gardens and the Serenity Cremation Gardens, which feature a beautiful fountain and courtyard of brick niches for those who select cremation.
Our Chapel Mausoleum and Outdoor Pavilion area are also available for families to hold services as well as private family receptions.
We take great pride in honoring active duty military and veterans. Our Hill of Valor specifically honors veterans and members of the armed forces and features an upright monument display of all the branches of service along with their flags.
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary is proud to be part of the Bakersfield community. We are honored to attend numerous events in the community, as well as host events at our memorial park. Two of our annual events are our Easter Sunrise Service and Memorial Day Celebration service.
The Easter Sunrise Service is a time of remembering and reminiscing, with more than 1,500 guests in attendance each year. Our Memorial Day Celebration is held in the Hill of Valor section, where monuments and flags from each branch of the armed forces are displayed. Veterans are honored during this service as a small token for all the brave men and women who have served our country.
We also offer a time to come together on Mother's Day, Father's Day, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Veterans Day and our In Remembrance Christmas Service. The community is our very own family, and we consider it our honor to assist and be part of events throughout the year.
Grief and support services
In addition to customizing celebration of life services, we offer numerous services to the families we serve. For example, we host a weekly grief support group to guide loved ones through the pain of loss.
As part of the Dignity Memorial family, we also have a 24-hour Compassion Helpline® staffed by licensed psychologists to provide a compassionate ear in your time of need.
National Transferability of Prearranged Services means your prearranged and prepaid plans follow you anywhere across the country in the Dignity Memorial® network. We also offer Bereavement Travel Services, assisting with arranging discounted hotels and flights or other forms of transportation to friends and family from out of town. Please contact us for additional information regarding these benefits.
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"The staff at Hillcrest went above and beyond my expectations. We had a beautiful memorial service."
"The staff is outstanding! Definitely sets them aside from any other funeral home in Bakersfield. They are very informative, explain everything thoroughly for funeral side to cemetery side. You know u)..."See More
"I have used other funeral homes in Bakersfield, and they do not come close to the service I have received from Hillcrest Memorial Park. The staff is above excellent. I will not use another funeral hom)..."See More
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"Professional, caring and empathetic staffing at all levels."
"The staff was very helpful."
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