Effective March 18, 2020: For the safety of the public as well as cemetery staff, all cemetery business, operations and inquiries will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact us at 970.962.2430 Monday - Friday between 8:00A - 4:00P to schedule an appointment or email us: email@example.com
Sincerely, Loveland Parks & Recreation Department
Office Address 1702 N. Cleveland Ave. (Colorado Highway 287) - Loveland, CO 80538
GPS/Driving Address 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. Park - Loveland, CO 80538
Parks & Recreation
Attention: Cemetery Division
500 E. Third St., Ste. 200
Loveland, CO 80537
September 1st to April 1st sunrise to sunset
April 2nd to August 31st sunrise to one hour after sunset
Cemetery Office HoursMonday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Burials may occur any day of the week except Sunday & holidays)
- CLOSED on Memorial Day
The City-owned Loveland Burial Park and Lakeside Cemetery date back to the 1800s and are rich in early Larimer County pioneering family history.
The 47-acre site consists of two facilities: Loveland Burial Park and Lakeside Cemetery. The two facilities are physically divided by Colorado State Highway 287. As a result of its central location, the cemetery and burial park are easily accessible to the community.
Due to grounds maintenance requirements, the cemetery and burial park are operated and maintained by the City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department.
Interactive Web Maps Now Available
Researching your family or finding historical information about the cemeteries has never been easier! You can now click to access the Loveland Burial Park or Lakeside Cemetery digital databases. Please go through the City's GIS web portal here: INTERACTIVE WEB MAPS
Each spring, crews at the Loveland Burial Park and Lakeside Cemetery begin the annual process of picking up winter decorations and adornments that have been placed on graves. As in the past, all artificial flowers and adornments are removed from graves in the flat marker sections. Worn and out-of-season decorations in the upright sections will be removed as well.
If you have placed decorations or adornments that you wish to keep, please remove them before April 1.
Properly placed adornments in upright sections that are in good shape will be left alone. Between April 1 and September 30 live flowers ONLY will be allowed in the flat marker sections. The staff at Loveland Burial Park and Lakeside Cemetery thank you for your assistance in keeping the grounds beautiful!
Each spring and fall, the cemeteries hold clean-up weekends. Families and friends with loved ones interred at the Loveland Burial Park or Lakeside Cemetery are invited to take part.
The Loveland Historical Society holds tours of the cemeteries as part of their "May is Historic Preservation Month" activities. The Loveland Reporter Herald then wrote an article about the cemetery and the tour in May of 2013. Here are excerpts from that article.
When Loveland was founded in 1877, the city needed a cemetery, so on Feb. 5, 1880, W.B. Osborn and G.W. Litle signed the incorporation of Lakeside Burial Park. The prominent Timpke-Osborn family owned the cemetery until 1919, when the city purchased and took over its management.
The first burial in the park took place in 1880 for Elizabeth Burdette, but the oldest grave is for Joseph McFadden, who died in 1877. His grave was moved from the Old St. Louis Cemetery.
Judge W.B. Osborn moved the Big Thompson Cemetery, later know as the Old St. Louis Cemetery, to Lakeside in 1884. The Timpke-Osborn family had erected a two-ton headstone for their family lot that contained eight plots.
In 1912, Wilbert Stiles, a wealthy land and water owner, started Loveland Burial Park nearby. Mayor Archibald Foster wanted the city to operate both cemeteries as one, so the city purchased Loveland Burial Park in 1919, the same year the city received the deed of transfer for Lakeside Cemetery.
The headstones in Lakeside Cemetery carry a variety of images, including animals, angels and plants.