Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery
The City of Atchison Public Works Department’s Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery program enables community groups and individuals to assist with fundamental cemetery maintenance activities and helping to keep Oak Hill Cemetery safe and clean.
Volunteers (Friends) may choose available sections of the cemetery to befriend or they can be assigned by staff. Friends are then asked to identify 2-4 dates throughout the year to organize cleanup days for their sections. Friends are asked to coordinate these dates with department staff so that necessary arrangements can be made in terms of making supplies available and accommodating trash disposal.
Public Works will provide trash bags, disposable gloves and pruning tools, which upon prior arrangement can be picked up at the City Shop – 1801 Main St. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Each group will be issued a safety checklist and protocol; however, other hazards may be encountered so adult supervision (18 years or older) is required for all Friends groups.
Interested in becoming a Friend of Oak Hill Cemetery? Fill out this Form and click Submit. You may contact the City Shop at 913-367-5561 in advance to determine which sections are still available.
Cemetery friendships are first-come, first-served and will reset on January 1st each year. Forms will be accepted after January 1st.
After March 1st each year, Friends will be allowed to befriend additional sections if still
available. Potential cemetery friendships are shown on the diagram: