Contacts

Email:Parks and Cemetery Superintendent

Mailing address:
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, KS 66749

Office location:
418 Park Ave., Riverside Park
Iola, KS 66749 Phone:(620) 365-4930

Cemeteries

For information regarding the following:
Burial Fees
Burial Space Purchase
Placement of Monuments
Cemetery Regulations
Genealogy Research and More
at both Highland Cemetery 1800 N Cottonwood or Iola Cemetery West Hwy 54.
Please contact Parks and Cemetery Superintendent with the contact information listed above.

Park Rental Fees

Private use $50 + $50 Deposit

Commercial Use $65 +$50 Deposit

Community Buildings

Dr. John Silas Bass North Community Center

505 N. Buckeye
Meeting room with kitchen.
Capacity 176

Riverside Park Community Building

510 Park Ave.
Iola, KS 66749
Meeting room with kitchen.
Capacity 96


Contact Parks and Cemetery Office with any Community Building questions

*All contracts, deposits, rental fees and keys are to be completed in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.

 

Parks and Cemeteries Department

The Parks and Cemeteries Department is staffed with a combination of full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. The Parks and Cemetery Department manages over 150 acres of city owned public properties. They are responsible for the maintenance of equipment, buildings, and ground associated with properites as well as the cleaning of facilities. The city owned public amenities inlude 9 parks, 2 recreational trails, 2 community buildings, 2 cemeteries and various other public green space areas.

Photo of Riverside ParkRiverside Park

Iola's largest park with these amenitites:
Six ball diamonds
Playground equipment & special needs equipment
Sports stadium
Horseshoe pits
Sand volleball court
3 large shelter houses & 2 mini-shelters
Swimming pool

Photo of Meadowbrook ParkMeadowbrook Park

Amenities include:
Two practice ball diamonds
Pickleball courts
Shelter house with a picnic & playground area

Walnut Park

Amenities include a picnic area & playground area.

Photo of Cofachique ParkCofachique Park

Cofachique Park is the endpoint of the the Prairie Spirit Trail, which was recently designated as a Kansas State Park. Amenities include:
Large shaded picnic area
2 large shelter house & 3 mini-shelters
Playground area

East Iola Park

Amenities include a picnic/playground area with a mini-shelter house.

Cedarbrook Park

Amenities include a picnic/playground area.

Elm Creek South Nature Park

Aminitites include a picnic and nature area.

Elm Creek North Frisbee Golf Park

Aminitites include:
Picnic area
Mini-shelter
9-hole Frisbee golf cource

Happy Tails Dog Park

Aminitites include two separate fenced areas, accommodating large and small dogs.


Cemeteries

Iola's two cemeteries came under the direction of the Park Superintendent in April of 1998 after a vote to dissolve the Cemetery Board. The old Iola Cemetery located on the west edge of town was opened in 1863, and Highland Cemetery located on the north end was opened in 1907.

For your convenience, burial identification lists are available from the links below.

List of Burials at the Iola Cemetery

Iola Cemetery Map- View with Adobe Reader. Be sure to enlarge text to 100% within your browser

This map is designed as a tool to help you pinpoint the general area of the burials for the individuals named on the Iola Cemetery burial list and it can also be used as an aid to help direct you to the approximate locations of these individuals.

Directions on how to use and understand this map. The Iola Cemetery map is divided by sections numbered 1 thru 8 and these areas are commonly known as individual blocks. The smaller numbers inside each of the individual blocks in commonly known as lots. When searching for an individual from the Iola Cemetery list of burials this map will display for the user the Block and Lot numbers only and not the individual space numbers!

*NOTE the individual space numbers for each lot is not displayed on this map.

SEARCH BY BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS ONLY!

List of Burials at Highland Cemetery

Highland Cemetery Map- View with Adobe Reader. Be sure to enlarge text to 100% within your browser

This map is designed as a tool to help you pinpoint the general area of the burials for the individuals named on the Highland Cemetery burial list and it can also be used as an aid to help direct you to the approximate locations of these individuals.

Directions on how to use and understand this map. The Highland Cemetery map is divided by sections numbered 1 thru 27 and these areas are commonly known as individual blocks. The smaller numbers inside each of the individual blocks in commonly known as lots. When searching for an individual from the Highland Cemetery list of burials this map will display for the user the Block and Lot numbers only and not the individual space numbers!

*NOTE the individual space numbers for each lot is not displayed on this map.

SEARCH BY BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS ONLY!

For those seeking genealogy information associated with the Iola and Highland Cemeteries, it is also available at the Iola Public Library.