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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.

Records
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, the Cemetery Sexton'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:
Space
Price
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:
Burial
Fee
Open / Close - Infant
$100
Cremations $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

  • No additional burial services shall be provided by the city unless the scope of services and charges for such services are expressly agreed upon in advance with the City Administrator.
  • Disinterment or reinterment services that require additional use of heavy equipment, as determined by the Parks and Recreation Director and/or the Cemetery Sexton, may incur additional costs for such equipment used. 
  • Opening and closing fees will also apply in addition to disinterment and reinterment fees.
  • The City of Douglas has no authority to determine what additional fees may be charged by any third party or vault company pertaining to any disinterment or reinterment into the Douglas Park Cemetery.
  Douglas Municipal Code, Section 12.24 

Douglas Pioneer Cemetery
IMG_1787 (640x425).jpgThe 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.