Lakewood Heritage Foundation

A nonprofit organization

For Give to the Max Day 2021 we are focusing on our effort to replant Lakewood's tree scape. 

In honor of 150 years of service, the Lakewood Heritage Foundation is raising the funds to plant 150 new trees. Your gift will help us replace recently lost ash trees which had to be cut down due to the invasive emerald ash borer, with a more resilient, biodiverse woodland. Our master plan calls for the addition of more than 25 types of trees over the next few years.

Since 1871, the beautiful green spaces at Lakewood have provided a respite in the city — a protective habitat for wildlife and a quiet place for our community to honor, remember and reflect. Yet in recent years this lush landscape has been dramatically altered when more than 700 mature ash trees were lost to the deadly emerald ash borer, one of the most destructive forest insects ever to invade the U.S.

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation

Since 1871, Lakewood has been a proud part of Minneapolis history and is recognized nationally as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in America. As a public, nondenominational nonprofit organization, Lakewood is committed to serving and supporting Minnesota families and the community at large in a multitude of ways.

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to sustain this local treasure by supporting educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.  

In addition to serving families for the past 150 years, Lakewood is proud to offer many events throughout the year that celebrate the beauty of our grounds, while holding space for remembrance, memorialization, and celebration of life through new and innovative experiences and opportunities. Like our annual Lantern Lighting Celebration....

And our annual Midsummer Memory Mandala event....

And many more! Lakewood is making memorialization and remembrance more relevant, accessible, and inviting for new audiences and generations.

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Lakewood Heritage Foundation

other names

Lakewood Cemetery

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