The Douglas Park Cemetery
The Douglas Park Cemetery, located at 9th and Ash Streets, was established in 1902 to replace the original Pioneer Cemetery north of the city. The cemetery is a 40-acre site with approximately 5,200 total interments to date. The Douglas Historic Preservation Commission has developed a walking tour brochure of the cemetery highlighting a variety of characters who built the City of Douglas.
The Cemetery office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You can reach the Cemetery Sexton at 307-358-3047.
The Douglas Park Cemetery located within the city, and the Pioneer Cemetery to the north of the city, are owned by the City of Douglas. Records for the Douglas Park Cemetery are maintained at the City Clerk's office and burial space deeds are filed in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds.
Cemetery Rules - Decorations
The Douglas Park Cemetery has specific rules regarding decorations and plantings in order to ensure the ability to continually maintain the cemetery. To view the entire document, click here.
Prices & Fees
The purchase price for cemetery spaces are:
|Infant Section||$100 per space|
|Residents||$200 per space|
|Nonresidents||$300 per space|
|Perpetual Care||$100 per space|
|Deed Recording||As determined by the Converse County Clerk's office|
|Memorial Marker Permit||$25.00|
The burial fees are:
|Open / Close - Infant||$100|
|All Other Burials||$300|
|Disinterment - Cremations||$150 plus cremation opening and closing fees|
|Disinterment - All Others||$650 plus opening and closing fees|
|Reinterment||$350 plus opening and closing fees|
|Additional Fees:||$250 for services occurring outside scheduled working hours or days|
|$500 for services occurring on designated city holidays|
|Douglas Municipal Code, Section 12.24|
Douglas Pioneer Cemetery
The Douglas Pioneer Cemetery is a registered Wyoming State Historical Site, and was the communities first burial ground from 1886 to 1902. For more information on this historic treasure, contact the Community Development Department at 307-358-2132.