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Welcome to Kirkwood!

Turn-of-the-century homes and a thriving business community await you in the City of Kirkwood, Missouri. Established in 1853, Kirkwood has long been known for its down-home charm, community pride, nationally recognized schools, vibrant business community, and its involved residents.

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City Will Host "Bike Walk Play Kirkwood!" Event September 27

Kirkwood will host a “Bike Walk Play Kirkwood” event on the streets of Kirkwood on September 27, 10:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., as part of its efforts to increase walking and biking in the City.  This will be a traffic-free event with certain streets closed to motorists. (See the map at the end of this story.)

Participants will be encouraged to use the streets to run, walk, ride a bicycle, throw a Frisbee, make chalk art, and participate in other activities that showcase the joy of walking and bicycling.  The organizers also hope to provide information on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan under development currently by Trailnet in cooperation with the City of Kirkwood’s Planning Department. Anyone wishing to volunteer should visit this Website to sign up (click here).

(Click on the map to enlarge.)

 

City Announces Holiday Dates for 2015

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on the following date in 2015:
~ New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday: Monday, January 19
~ Washington’s Birthday: Monday, February 16
~ Memorial Day: Monday, May 25
~ Independence Day: Friday, July 3
~ Labor Day: Monday, September 7
~ Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26
~ Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 27
~ Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24
~ Christmas Day: Friday, December 25

For Sanitation Holiday dates, please click here.

City Hall Enhancement Project Continues

UPDATE:  Work on the west side (parking-lot side) of City Hall has begun.  For the week of September 8, demolition and construction will begin.  Click here to see the diagram. This process is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete, depending on weather.  During this process the current entry way will be diverted to the temporary ramp attached to the entry pad.   PLEASE NOTE:  The automatic door entering into City Hall will be disabled.

The project to enhance the façade of the historic Kirkwood City Hall on Kirkwood Road began in July and will continue through at least October.  PLEASE NOTE:  During construction, the front lawn of City Hall will be unavailable for use by anyone attending Thursday night concerts at Station Plaza.

The scope of the project involves the removal and replacement of the walkways and paved areas between City Hall and Kirkwood Road on the east side and between City Hall and the parking lot on the west side, as well as landscaping on both sides.

The fencing will make the sidewalk in front of City Hall, along Kirkwood Road, inaccessible.  Pedestrians should plan to use the sidewalk on the other side of Kirkwood Road.

 

Get Kicking Tips from Pro-Bowl NFL Kicker Neil Rackers at Punt, Pass & Kick on Sept 24

Coaches Neil Rackers, former NFL Kicker, and David Brader from "Snap, Kick, Punt" football lessons will offer free tips after the Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition at Greentree Park on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m., in Greentree Park.  This is for ages 6-15 (as of 12/31/2014) and is co-hosted by Kirkwood Parks & Recreation and Webster Groves' Parks & Recreation.  To register, call 822-5855.  Greentree Park is located west of I-270, off of Marshall Road.   Click here to download the flyer.

New Customer Service Form Allows for Anonymous Comments to City

A new customer service form, the Neighborhood Caretaker Alert form, is now available to residents who prefer a hard-copy form and/or one that is anonymous to notify the City of problems or issues of importance.  The new form, which allows residents to communicate concerns, is an extension of the Citizens' Action Center, accessible here on the Website.  The hard-copy form, which includes a unique tracking number and two copies (one for the resident and one for the City), will allow residents to make anonymous comments and then check the Website, on this page, using their tracking number, to follow up on the outcome of their concern or complaint.  The forms may be picked up at City Hall, the Kirkwood Community Center, and the Kirkwood Public Library.  For additional information, please call 314-822-8506.

Public Comments Are Invited on Emmenegger Park

The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting public comment regarding Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park (in Kirkwood) and Possum Woods Conservation Area to aid staff in developing a 10-year management plan.  Interested persons or groups, including recreational users, neighboring landowners, conservation groups, elected officials, and  government agencies, are invited to view the proposed management plan at mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.  The plan includes a link for supplying comments and input.

 

The plan will remain available for public comment during the entire month of August.  The public comment period for the Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park and Possum Woods Conservation Area plan will close August 31, 2014.

 

Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park and the adjacent Possum Woods Conservation Area provide 134 acres of natural area for Kirkwood residents to enjoy. The nature park provides expanded interpretive and recreational opportunities in a riverine environment. Visitors can traverse through diverse natural communities, such as dolomite glades and woodlands, and riverfront forests.  MDC and the City of Kirkwood share in the operation of the park through a management agreement between the two agencies.

 

Street Lighting Design Charette

The first step toward the redesign of street lighting for downtown Kirkwood happened last week at a Design Charette conducted by Ross & Baruzzini.  Click here to download a copy of their presentation.  To read the notes from the Charette, click here.  Additional public meetings will be scheduled.