4 Places Where You Shouldn’t Scatter a Loved One’s Cremated Remains

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Lake Erie Cremation & Funeral Services under Cremation Services
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Has your family decided that you would like to scatter a loved one’s cremated remains once their cremation services in Madison, OH are complete? Before you do it, you’re going to have to come up with the perfect place to scatter them. Ideally, it’ll be a place that held some significance to your loved one throughout the course of their life. That being said, there are some places that will be off-limits when it comes to scattering a loved one’s remains. Here are four places where you should not scatter a loved one’s cremated remains under any circumstances.

At the beach

If your family is interested in scattering a loved one’s remains out at sea after their Madison, OH cremation service, you’re more than welcome to do this. As long as you take the remains off the coast about three miles, the U.S. Coast Guard does allow families to scatter remains in the ocean. However, you cannot scatter them on the beach. This is because cremated remains that are scattered on a beach could come into contact with other people, animals, birds, etc. You could face fines and other penalties if you’re caught scattering a loved one’s remains on a beach.

At a sports stadium or arena

If your loved one was a huge sports fan and loved a certain team, you might consider scattering their cremated remains either inside or outside of that team’s stadium or arena. This is another bad idea. Since sports stadiums and arenas aren’t public property, you’re technically going to be breaking the law if you scatter remains inside or outside of them. You’re also going to run the risk of having your loved one’s remains come into contact with other people who are at a stadium or arena for a game. And this is probably not going to go over well.

At an amusement park

Believe it or not, there are some families that have tried to scatter their loved one’s remains at amusement parks in the past. Disney parks, in particular, are popular places for those trying to find the perfect spot to scatter a loved one’s remains. These parks strongly discourage people from scattering their loved one’s remains in the parks, though, and will go as far as to throw families out of the parks and ban them from the parks for engaging in this behavior. It’s why you shouldn’t ever scatter a loved one’s remains in any amusement park.cremation services in Madison, OH

On any piece of private property

Generally speaking, you’ll want to be careful about scattering a loved one’s remains on any land that could be considered private property. Even if you scatter them in the middle of nowhere, you could land yourself in legal trouble if the parcel of land that you choose is owned by someone else. The only way to get around this is by obtaining permission from the owner of a piece of land to scatter your loved one’s remains. Otherwise, you should come up with a different idea for your loved one’s ash scattering ceremony.

Would you like to get some ideas on where you can scatter a loved one’s remains? Lake Erie Cremation & Funeral Services can provide them for you. We can also provide families with help with all the other parts of planning Madison, OH cremations. Contact us to begin the cremation planning process.