Memorial Day weekend will be observed at Morris Hill Cemetery (317 N. Latah St.) Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. This year’s observance of the holiday will look a bit different due to continued concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing protocols. There will be no Civil War reenactment and staff will be on site in a limited capacity Saturday through Monday to assist the public in identifying grave locations.
Hours at the cemetery will be:
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 24
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
The cemetery main office will remain closed throughout the weekend, but Boise Parks and Recreation employees will staff the on-site kiosk to provide additional information and help family members and visitors during the hours of operation listed above. A separate table will also be set up and equipped with a plexiglass barrier for visitors to safely interact with staff members to locate grave markers and burial sites.
Strict social distancing protocols will be observed and rubber gloves and hand sanitizer will be available.
The two other cemeteries maintained by Boise Parks and Recreation, Pioneer Cemetery (460 E. Warm Springs Ave.) and Fort Boise Military Reserve Cemetery (1101 N. Mountain Cove Rd.), will be open to the public Memorial Day weekend but as is the case each year, those locations will not be staffed.