Hazelwood Community Visioning Project

Beginning in February 2017, the community was invited to take part in an important visioning project to develop a long-term plan for the future of Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery.

In early 2017, Springfield Public Works engaged the help of Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture to conduct a community visioning process to aid in the development of a long-term plan for Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery.
Students organized, researched, explored, evaluated and prioritized a range of community values shared throughout the process and presented recommendations for future enhancements to the cemetery.

The final vision and recommendations were developed over a series of three public workshops attended by more than 40 dedicated community members and industry professionals.

The students’ final report (46.6 mb PDF) includes findings from the process and creative ideas for potential future improvements to the cemetery. This information could help Hazelwood address changing industry trends, increase visibility and vehicle access, and improve Public Works facilities located on cemetery grounds.

Thank you to all who attended and offered input toward the future plans of this historic site.

The visioning committee is continuing to meet to discuss the next steps in developing a long-term masterplan for Hazelwood.