To help curb the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following procedures are currently in place when visiting the Cemeteries Office:
- Temperature screening
- Masks required
- Plexiglass barriers and masks are worn by staff
- The number of people allowed in the office is limited. Appointments encouraged.
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4 PM
Office Holiday Hours
Closing at 5 pm - Thanksgiving Eve, 11/25
Closed - Thanksgiving 11/26 & 11/27
Closed - Christmas Eve, 12/24 & Christmas Day, 12/25
Closing at 5 pm - New Year's Eve
Closed - New Year's Day, 1/1
Open daily Dawn - Dusk
Oak Hill Burial Park provides families with several burial options including:
Please call the Cemetery office at 863.834.3287 for additional information.
The Cemeteries Division conducts all opening and closing of graves, providing a portable tent and chairs for the family.
The City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department - Cemeteries Division's mission is to provide a peaceful and well-maintained burial park for the citizens of Lakeland.
The Cemeteries Division operates and maintains six (6) cemeteries at two (2) locations.
The oldest cemeteries are Lakeview, Roselawn and Tiger Flowers, located at the corner of Ingraham Avenue and Parker Street. The spaces at these location's have been sold out for several years; however, approximately 30 burials per year are conducted at this three-cemetery complex. Buried here are Civil War Veterans, Lakeland Mayors and Park Trammell—Attorney General, Governor and United States Senator.
Oak Hill, Laurel Hill and Temple Emanuel Cemeteries are located at 4620 US Highway 98 S, Lakeland, FL 33812, approximately one mile North of Highland City. The Oak Hill Burial Park was dedicated in 1926 and consists of 200 acres of property, 120 acres of which are developed. A Veterans Section is available for the veteran and spouse. Oak Hill Burial Park is the largest perpetual care cemetery in Polk County.
A perpetual care fund, derived by investing a portion of current revenues, guarantees an exceptional quality of care in the future.