Memorial Day weekend will be observed at Morris Hill Cemetery (317 N. Latah St.) Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31. Boise Parks and Recreation team members 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 29
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 30
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)
Observance of the holiday will include additional health and safety protocols. The cemetery main office will remain closed throughout the weekend, but Boise Parks and Recreation employees will be available at the on-site outdoor 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. Physical distancing markers will be placed on the grass and we appreciate the public’s cooperation when visiting the cemetery.
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.
Civil War reenactments are scheduled at Morris Hill Cemetery and Fort Boise Cemetery on Memorial Day. The reenactment at Morris Hill Cemetery will start at 11:45 a.m. and the reenactment at Fort Boise Military Reserve Cemetery is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.