A 40-foot Carillon Tower stands just inside the main gates of Ridge Hill Memorial Park. The Carillon plays a hymn as each funeral enters the park, and sounds the traditional Westminster Chime at the top of each hour.
Erected in 1979, the Carillon Tower was made possible in part by donations of family and friends of some of those interred at the cemetery. The instrument consists of 50 miniature bronze bell units which are struck by metal hammers, producing bell tones almost inaudible to the human ear. These bell vibrations are then amplified over 100,000 times, by specially designed electronic equipment, producing bell tones which are far superior to the tones of massive traditional cast bells.
Operation is controlled by cemetery staff and by a calendared clock which can be set to play the carillon at any time of the day.
The Memorial Tower was produced by the Milan Steel Co.