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Oakland to Close in January for Paving and Infrastructure Project

Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that Oakland Cemetery will temporarily close to the public for the month of January 2024 so that paving and infrastructure projects may be completed. Historic Oakland Foundation’s Museum Store will also close in January. Both the Cemetery and the Museum Store are expected to re-open to the public on February 1.

These projects are made possible through funds from the City of Atlanta’s 2022 Move Atlanta Forward infrastructure bond. The City is repaving nearly two miles of roads at Oakland, replacing failing water lines, installing irrigation for Oakland’s gardens, improving drainage and soil stability, and repairing gutters. This major accessibility improvement at Oakland would not be possible without the support of our partners in the Department of Parks and Recreation and the City Council, in recognition of the Cemetery’s importance as a vibrant place for visitors and neighbors alike.

Families who wish to visit loved ones at Oakland should contact Oakland Cemetery Sexton Sam Reed at or 404-658-6019.

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