ON SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 10:00 AM The Friends of Oakland Cemetery are going to host the second annual “Clean the Headstones Party” at the Historic Oakland Cemetery 1617 N. 15th Street across from Gunderson Funeral Home.  We urge the public, church groups, Boy Scouts, service organizations, businesses, and other groups to join us for a couple of hours.  We will provide the cleaning solution, spray bottles and brushes, all we need is extra elbow grease. There will be parking up on top of the hill from the main entrance.  Any questions please call Rick Carle at 515-570-0606.  Last year we were able to clean around 20 headstones. We hope we can do around the same amount this year. We look forward to seeing you there and helping us on this great cause. 

The Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is the caretaker of the grounds and curator of the records for Oakland Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery.

For burial requests or information on burial records, please call FD Parks, Recreation & Forestry at (515) 576-7237 ext 1217.

Memorial Park

Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery was placed in the City of Fort Dodge's care in July 2019 and attained ownership in December 2020.

To view a MAP of Memorial Park Cemetery, click HERE or the "Links" tab above.

To view the MEMORIAL PARK RULES for Memorial Park Cemetery, click HERE or the "Links" tab above.

To search for a loved one placed in Memorial Park, click HERE

*Please note that our records we received may not be fully accurate or complete. Our department continues to make corrections and additions as information becomes available. If you find inaccurate information, please contact us at 515-576-7237 ext 1217 or email cemeteries@fortdodgeiowa.org. 

Oakland Cemetary
Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is one of the oldest and most historic burial grounds in Fort Dodge. The cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2000.

To view an aerial MAP of Oakland Cemetery, click Here or the "Links" tab above.

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