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.
Please use our cemetery search to look up burials at the City of Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries. Maps are available on this page.
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.
Wreaths Across America
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is joining the national “Wreaths Across America” campaign. Woodland Cemetery has been chosen as an official location for 2019, amongst our seven municipal cemeteries.
Support is needed to fund over 700 wreaths placed to remember and honor our veterans on “National Wreaths Across America Day” December 14. Sponsorship levels include:
- 1 Wreath Individual Sponsorship ($15)
- 2 Wreaths ($30.00)
- 5 Wreaths ($75.00) *Most Popular
- 10 Wreaths ($150.00)
- Custom Number of Wreaths
Sign up to be a volunteer! Individuals are needed to lay wreaths on Wreaths Day and raise funds for wreaths sponsorships.
Click here to sponsor a wreath at Woodland or to volunteer.
Wreaths Across America Return To Play Protocol
Cemetery Location Maps
You'll find locations for each of the cemeteries in our Parks Directory.
Below are Location maps:
Elm Grove Cemetery Map
Glendale Cemetery Maps
Laurel Hill Cemetery Maps
Oak Grove Cemetery Map
Sims Cemetery Map
Woodland and St. Ambrose Cemetery Map
We offer burial options to meet everyone's needs.
History of our Cemeteries
The City of Des Moines Rules and Regulations was updated June 2020.
Download Rules and Regulations for City of Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries
Our cemeteries offer a wide-range of volunteer opportunities.
You'll find information about current opportunities HERE.
Friends of Des Moines Parks
Woodland Restoration Project
Cemetery Picture Gallery
Here are some pictures of the City of Des Moines Cemeteries.