Lakewood is one of the most lovely urban cemeteries in the country, with extraordinary art, architecture and natural beauty. Our park-like grounds are open to the public 365 days a year, and we welcome visitors to come and explore all we have to offer. Please take a moment to review the following information before you come, and see directions and hours for visiting times.
Download a map of the cemetery (PDF) to guide you when visiting.
Driving and Parking
Lakewood has miles of wide, winding roads for driving and walking throughout the grounds. You may park anywhere along the road, but please do not park or drive on the grass. Proceed slowly and respect the peacefulness by turning down your radio and voice.
Lakewood’s new Welcome Center is currently under construction. Although we hope the disruption will be minimal, we have closed the road to the east of the Administration Building. If you are trying to reach a site within Lakewood, and are having trouble mapping an alternate route, please call us at 612-822-2171, email us or visit us in our current Administration Building.
You may use a bicycle to navigate your way to a loved one’s grave. However, we do not allow bicycling for recreation at Lakewood out of respect to grieving families. If you do choose to bicycle in the cemetery, please take care. People driving cars are often distracted as they look for a grave and may not see you. We do provide racks near the front gates for you to lock your bike while visiting.
Help us restore our urban forest
Your gift will help us replace the 700+ trees we’ve lost to the deadly emerald ash borer and create a more resilient, biodiverse woodland. Our master plan calls for the addition of more than 25 types of trees over the next few years, and with your help, we can make that happen.