The city has 6 columbariums at the McDivitt Grove Cemetery. Columbariums are outdoor walls containing niches. The columbariums are granite walled and house 48 niches each. Each niche is 12 inches by 12 inches by 11 1/2 inches for the placement of urns. Urns containing human cremations will only be allowed in the columbarium.

2 columbariums in a wooded area of a city cemetery

Niches for Sale

Niches are still available for sale in three of the columbariums located on the east side of the cemetery. Niches are sold on a first come, first served basis.

  • Urbandale residents - $1,100 per niche
  • Nonresidents - $1,200 per niche

The price includes faceplate engraving, opening and closing. An optional rose engraving may be purchased for and additional $50. There are no restrictions on the number of niches that can be bought. Purchasers must agree to the terms and restrictions set forth by the City of Urbandale.

Niches are purchased through the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office, 3600 86th Street.  515-278-3963


Columbarium specific: The use of decorations either placed on the ground or in freestanding easels or stands or attached directly by wire, tape, glue or other similar method is not allowed.  Please see complete Cemetery Rules and Regulations.

Complete Cemetery Rules and Regulations

  1. McDivitt Grove Cemetery

    Physical Address
    7001 Meredith Drive
    Urbandale, IA 50322