Our next decoration clean-up will begin July 1st.

Office Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Friday, May 28  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 29  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 30 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 31 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, our office door is locked during business hours, but we are available to assist you by phone. Please call 515-248-6320 for office access or with burial sales, lot appointments, payment for services, grave locations and customer concerns. If needed, we will set up an appointment, please call us first. Limit of 2 guests in the office at any time. Glendale Office Hours Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
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Please use our cemetery search to look up burials at the City of Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries. Maps are available on this page.

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Use our Cemetery Search to search for interments within the City of Des Moines' cemeteries.
We established the first municipal cemetery in 1884 and now manage seven cemeteries that include: Elm Grove, Glendale, Laurel Hill, Oak Grove, St. Ambrose, Sims, and Woodland.  

You can find location information for each cemetery in our Parks Directory.

The cemeteries are constantly maintained.  They are tranquil, peaceful, and beautiful.  Throughout the cemeteries there are more than 170,000 burials. 

We provide services for traditional burials and unique options for cremated remains. If you need a monument, we partner with local monument companies.  If you are planning for future burial needs or tasked with the challenge of arranging a loved one’s burial, we are here to guide you through the process. 

Contact Us: 

Cemetery Location Maps

Woodland Tours

Floral Arrangements

Cemetery Sales

History of our Cemeteries

Cemetery Policies

Cemetery Volunteering


Wreaths Across America

Cemetery Picture Gallery