City Manager Blog

Oct 04

[ARCHIVED] Greenhill Cemetery - Willet Gate

The original item was published from October 4, 2022 11:52 AM to October 4, 2022 11:52 AM

Q.  What's the policy on procedure with respect to the gate at the cemetery? I walked my dog in the morning and 99 times out of 100 when I get there the gate on Willett Drive is open but every now and again after walking all the way through the cemetery I find it locked. Is there a schedule? Particularly addressing Monday mornings.


A.  The E Willett Dr. gate to Greenhill Cemetery is closed whenever there is a home UW football game and remains closed until staff are onsite to reopen it, generally the following Sunday or Monday. This practice was put in place as staff began seeing an increase in the cemetery parking space being used by game attendees. This gate has also been closed when we’ve experienced a significant snow event to help deter people from driving into the cemetery until staff have had a chance to open up all of the roads.