Lake Forest Cemetery
Phase II construction in the Memorial Garden at Lake Forest Cemetery will begin in April as part of the long-term plan for the site. The phase II project involves the installation of approximately 400 new niches in the Fountain and Spire Gardens, as well as replacement and relevelling of all the bluestone walkways.

Preliminary work will begin April 24th with installation of temporary fencing and site protection followed by work in the Lake Garden area. Major construction will begin in June following Memorial Day and be completed by mid-September. Access to the Memorial Garden will remain open to families and visitors with limited area closings at times in order to safeguard families and visitors. Work will be phased so that families will have access to their loved ones with minor disruptions.

Questions regarding the project may be directed to Sexton, Phil Alderks by contacting the Cemetery office at 847-615-4341.

Serving The Families Of Lake Forest And Lake Bluff With Integrity, Beauty And Grace Since 1860.
Located off the coast of Lake Michigan, the Cemetery is a beautiful and scenic location for a final resting place. Lake Forest Cemetery is peaceful, tranquil and beautiful during all seasons. Designed by landscape architects, Almerin Hotchkiss, O.C., Simonds and William Le Baron Jenney,  Lake Forest Cemetery is the permanent place of rest of many well known leaders and everyday heroes from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Noted for its unique beauty, the Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Forest is unique among the North Shore communities in having a large public cemetery. The beauty of the grounds is due to the earnest efforts of the Cemetery Commission members, competent and dedicated staff, inspired artists and architects, cooperative licensees and appreciative visitors.

Please be respectful of other visitors and maintain the Cemetery's tranquility. Dogs and refreshments are not allowed on Cemetery grounds. Please adhere to the 15 mph speed limit inside the Cemetery. Parking is not permitted on the lawn, please park all vehicles and bicycles on the side of the drive. Bicycles may also be placed in the rack at the entry gate. Accommodations will be made for visitors with special needs according to the Americans with Disability Act.                                                                                                                                                  
Cemetery Entrance              
1525 North Lake Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045     
May to September: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm    
October to April: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm                                          

Cemetery administration office520 East Spruce Avenue   
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045             
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Except Holidays)
Phone: (847) 810-4660    Fax: (847) 283-9690 

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