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
- Scattering garden for ashes
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Arrangements by phone and email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
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
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
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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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"As the ones that I walked in they greeted us and treated us like family and that made my son�s funeral and made myself very appreciated and loved I love this place and I�m glad I chose it for my son"
"A really sad experience but with great service and friendly people everything was a lot easier for the family thank you!"
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"Beautiful services exceed our expectations"
"The obituary was not complimentary they charged me almost $500. 00/100 the caskit did not look like good quality was very disappointed"
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We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Dia de los Muertos
8:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for our Free Event and Special Remembrance Service. We will honor those who came before us, on this special day. We will have areas available for Altar Displays. Crafts and Live Music. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase. Your family, friends and neighbors are invited.
Easter Sunrise Service
6:00am - 8:00am
Please join us for a special community event as we celebrate the joy and blessings of Easter. Please join us for a time of worship, singing and refreshments.
11:00am - 2:00pm
Please join us on Mother's Day for a time of remembrance. refreshments and carnations provided.
Memorial Day Celebration
11:00am - 1:00pm
Please join us on this special day to pay respects to our military. We will have a ceremony at 11:00 am at our Hill of Valor, followed by refreshments.
5:00pm - 9:00pm
You and your family are invited to this free event with rides and games for kids, loteria games, cake walk, refreshments and music.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
Dia de los Muertos
4:00 - 10:00 pm
Please join us for our free event and special remembrance service, honoring those who came before us, on this special day.
In Honor and Celebration of Mother's Day
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To honor our mothers, our offices will be open on Mother's Day. We invite you to visit us for complimentary carnations, tacos and fruit bars.
Memorial Day Event
Please join us for a special Memorial Day event in honor and celebration of those who have proudly served our country, gathering to show our support and thanks to our veterans. Military honors will be performed and we will join in a moment of reflection. Refreshments will be provided.
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Please join us for our Noche Mexicana. We will have rides and games for kids, loteria games and a cake walk. Snacks and some light refreshments will be provided. Your family, friends and neighbors are invited.