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
If you'll be visiting Loveland Burial Park or Lakeside Cemetery in the near future, our irrigation system may be running during daytime hours. We laid new sod on all winter graves at the cemetery and are watering to help it take root. Due to the many areas sodded, we don't have a set watering schedule.
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.
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.
More Cemetery Info Below
How can I memorialize a loved one?
Yes. Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted as payment.
The Burial Park / Cemetery is open for visitors from sunrise to sunset.
Please contact the monument company that installed your foundation to see if warranty service is available. If the cemetery poured your foundation, the city will warrant the cement work for five years.
Yes, as noted in the Cemetery Rules and Regulations. Personal plantings are the responsibility of the lot owner.
Yes! We provide a chapel tent at all services unless high winds create a hazard.
At the Burial Park / Cemetery, perpetual care includes general care and preservation of the interment sites and landscapes, grounds, walks, roadways, and structures (so the grounds shall remain and be reasonably cared for as cemetery grounds forever). Perpetual care does not include care of monuments, foundations, or personal plantings.
The cemetery is over 118 years old, and has been operated and maintained by the City since 1919.
Yes. You may select from a wide range of interment sites, ranging from traditional lots to cremains sites or above ground columbarium niches.
|BURIAL PARK / CEMETERY FEES|
|GRAVE SITE W/OPENING AND CLOSING|
|Grave Site Only|
|Opening/Closing without Vault (on existing sites)||$500.00|
|Opening/Closing with Vault -
This is the sole charge for an Opening/Closing for a cremation burial with a cremation vault. Cremation Vaults are not required in either Loveland Burial Park or Lakeside Cemetery.
|Fee for additional Cremains over two (2) interments on existing grave sites;
$350 +$500 (opening/closing) = $850.00 Total.
Please contact the Cemetery Division for additional information.
|Cremation Lots (flat marker sections)|
|Loveland Burial Park (Double)||$2,300.00|
|Loveland Burial Park (Single)||$1650.00|
|Lakeside Cemetery (Single)||$1,250.00|
|Lakeside Cemetery (Double)||$1,950.00|
|Infant In District: No Charge
(children must be under age 2, AND parents or children must have resided within the boundaries of the Thompson Valley R2-J School District at the time of death).
Infant Out of District: $400
|Recording Fee - does not apply to original certificates
Re-issuance of Interment Certificates
(Changes to original grave site purchases and transfers)
|After Normal Hours Burials/Cremains
(After 3:30pm or on Saturday mornings; there are no burials on Saturday afternoons, Sundays or holidays.)
|Foundation Setting (minimum-upright)||$350.00|
|Foundation Setting (minimum-flat)||$350.00|
Only required for casket burials – cement or steel vaults only and obtained through a funeral home.
|Disinterments (Per Site)|
|Disinterment - Casket||$2,000.00|
|Disinterment - Infant||$595.00|
|Disinterment - Cremains||$595.00|
|Disinterment - Columbarium Niche||$595.00|
Fees are subject to change; last updated 3.1.19. Please call the cemetery staff at
Cremains (on existing sites)
FEE for additional cremains over two (2) interments on existing grave sites
... $350.00 + $500.00 (opening/closing) = $850.00 TOTAL
(Please contact the Cemetery Division for additional information.)
Infants ---No Charge--- (*)
Children must be under two (2) years of age, AND parents or children must have resided within the boundaries of the Thompson Valley R2-J School District at time of death.
*Non-Resident Infants $400.00
This fee is for infants a/o parents who do not live in the Thompson R2-J School District at the time of infant's death.
We will be happy to assist with the locations of grave sites for genealogical purposes; however, any list over ten (10) names will be charged a nominal fee.
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
If you need a simple map of the cemetery layouts, this STATIC MAP (PDF) may help.
Aerial Photo (PDF)
For further information about the cemeteries, please contact the cemetery office at 970.962.2430
As a result of its tax-exempt, nonprofit organization status, several donations are received through the Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation each year for the parks system.
Donations range from cash to flowers, to benches and trees. The Foundation solicits grants and other private & public funds to enhance its efforts and stretch available resources. Many donors feel the Foundation is an excellent mechanism to provide community assets or to make contributions in honor of their loved ones.
Memorial Tree & Bench Donations
- Donation Location Limitations
- PLEASE NOTE: Memorial donations are no longer available at the following locations:
- Benson Sculpture Garden
- South Shore Parkway
- Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park
- PLEASE NOTE: Memorial donations are no longer available at the following locations:
- Tree Donations
Each year the Foundation accepts a number of donations for trees to be planted at a park, in the cemetery, on the golf courses, or along the Recreational Trail System. Donors work with City staff to determine appropriate planting locations. A tree is a donation that keeps on giving to the community for years to come.
- Bench Donations
Benches are a very popular donation item for parks, the cemetery, the golf courses and the Recreational Trail System. Often benches are donated in memory of a loved one. Appropriate bench locations are coordinated with City staff. Small plaques may be placed on the benches in accordance with the City Plaque Policies.
- Memorial Tree or Bench Handout
The informational handout is a printable 3-fold document which will be updated periodically. It also includes the application (above) in a printable format which can be filled out and returned to the Parks & Recreation Administration Office for processing. You will then be contacted by our staff to complete the process of choosing the correct location, receiving the donated funds, etc.
The Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation also accepts donations for a number of other special projects or needs. Donors have made contributions for the Youth Scholarship Program, Adaptive Recreation Programs, a Youth Athletic Complex, a Skate Park, Flowers and Recreational Equipment.
Donors to the Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation can take pride in their contribution to the quality of life in Loveland. Whether it is the sounds of children playing in one of our many parks, the shade of a majestic tree, or the satisfaction gained from completing a special class, the entire Loveland community has something to gain from the efforts of the Loveland Parks &d Recreation Foundation.
If you are interested in making a donation to the City through the Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation, please contact us and we will arrange the details with you.
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.