Grounds and Cemeteries
The city's Grounds Maintenance staff is responsible for 83 parks (517 acres); 11 open space properties (50 acres); 58 special properties such as city facilities, water stations, fire stations and airpark (271 acres); 3 cemeteries (70 acres); 72 miles of trails and walks; and 577 center-line miles of streets (103 acre total); 108 acres of shrub beds; and an estimated 13,250 trees. Since citywide reductions in 2009 that reduced those staff by more than 50 percent, irrigation and landscaping maintenance has been less frequent for public rights of way, medians, parks and around facilities. The community's help, patience and support in maintaining our cemeteries and common grounds is greatly appreciated.
City of Vancouver Cemeteries
Parkhill Cemetery - Located at 5915 E. Mill Plain Blvd., some early 1800s graves were moved to this cemetery. There are more than 23,000 burials here. Parkhill Cemetery is available to new interments. To contact the Parkhill Cemetery, please call 360-696-8156.
Old City Cemetery - Located at East Mill Plain and Grand Boulevard, the Old City Cemetery is surrounded by a tall iron and concrete fence. It is one of Vancouver's oldest cemeteries.
Fishers Cemetery - Located at 16509 Evergreen Highway, Fishers Cemetery dates back to 1852, the oldest burial ground in Clark County, Washington. William Simmons donated an acre of his land for the site of Fishers Cemetery in honor of his wife, Ann J. Fisher Simmons.
Visit: Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to be respectful of others who have come to pay their respects.
Burial Records and Genealogy: Info about burial records and other genealogy interests can be ....WEB INFO UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Volunteer: The City of Vancouver has an active Volunteer Program with a coordinator who can help you find ways to effectively and safely make a difference in our community. To learn about volunteer projects to improve the appearance of city cemeteries and grounds, please visit the Cemetery Stewards webpage here or contact Hailey Health, Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-487-8316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.