The City of Navasota Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a cemetery cleanup at the Oakland Cemetery Monday July 15, 2019. During the cleanup items that will be removed will include wind chimes, toys, Sheppard’s hooks, hanging baskets, balloons, ceramic figurines and trinkets, freestanding statues, benches, borders, plantings such as shrubs and trees.
Anyone that is looking to keep the items that they have placed at their family graves will need to pick these items up prior to July 15. After July 15 these items will be removed and discarded.
Also, after July 15, city staff will continue to administer the cemetery per guidelines set forth by city council in accordance with city ordinance, “The placing of one potted plant, basket, floral piece, decoration, or other objects of a temporary nature, not exceeding 6 inches in diameter and 24 inches in height, may be placed within 6 inches in front of marker, headstone, or monument only.”
Staff will remove all flowers, potted plants, wreaths, baskets, floral pieces, funeral designs, decorations and all other objects of a temporary nature when they become withered, unsightly, or an obstruction to maintenance.
Regular cleanups of the cemetery are necessary to not only promote pride in Oakland Cemetery and its historic gravesites, but to also help minimize the cost of maintaining the cemetery grounds.
For further information, please call Dominque Lowery, Facilities Manager,