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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.

News & Announcements
Kirkwood Community Freedom Festival and Fireworks July 4 in Kirkwood Park

The annual Freedom Festival and Fireworks kicks off in Kirkwood Park at 7:00 p.m. on July 4 with the music of Fanfare.  Fireworks start at dusk. 
~ July 4, 7:00 p.m.  Rain date: July 5
~ Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road
~ Tropical Moose will be open at the concession stand during the festival. Refreshments will also be available for sale from the Kirkwood Lions and area food trucks.
~ TRAFFIC NOTE: Please note that West Adams will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., due to pedestrian traffic.

Thank you to our sponsors:
~ Des Peres Hospital, Webster-Kirkwood Times
~ City of Glendale, City of Oakland, City of Rock Hill, Aberdeen Heights
~ BMO Harris Bank, Bopp Chapel, Barb and Jim Byerly, Carrollton Bank, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank, Phyllis and Clyde C. Farris, Arthur and Barbara McDonnell, Kirkwood Rotary Club, Hardy Washington, Jr., State Farm Agent.

Route 66 Festival: Cars and Guitars Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to our sponsors: Kirkwood Electric, Kirkwood Water, Kirkwood Downtown Business District, Kirkwood-DesPeres Chamber, Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, St. Anthony's Medical Center, First Bank, Kirkwood Arts Commission, Kirkwood Arts Foundation, Suntrup Ford, BRiC Partnership, Alpine Shop.

Proposition One: Thank You

Thank you to the voters of Kirkwood for renewing and continuing the City’s half-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax.  The renewal of this sales tax will help the City to continue delivering top-quality services to residents. For information about this tax, please download this Frequently Asked Questions. 

Emergency Services Will Continue During Big Bend Shutdown

The Public Safety Services of the City of Kirkwood, representing both the Police and Fire & EMS Departments, would like to assure the public that all emergency services will continue to respond to the area west of the Big Bend Bridge closure over I-270 during the entire time the bridge is closed.  (See below for details on the closure.)

Fire station #2 at 11804 Big Bend, which normally responds to this area with both an ambulance and pumper truck, will be redirected with a short detour.  In addition, the ambulance and ladder truck from fire station #3, 1321 W. Essex, will be able to proceed down Dougherty Ferry and southbound on 1-270 to Big Bend. 

We would like to assure the public that public safety needs will continue to be met in the same competent manner that the City of Kirkwood provides daily.  We will continue to strive to provide excellent service and to instill public safety confidence.

The bridge will remain closed for three months so crews can remove and replace the bridge deck. The bridge should reopen before school begins in August. While the bridge is closed, drivers will be able to use the ramp from the east side of the bridge to northbound I-270 and the ramp from southbound I-270 to the west side of the bridge. There are several state, county and city roadways that local traffic can use to get from the east side of Big Bend to the west side of the bridge while it is closed.

City Offices Will Be Closed on July 4 for Independence Day

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no sanitation collection on the holiday. All Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday sanitation routes that week will be delayed by a day. Monday routes are unaffected. The Community Center office and Ice Rink will also be closed.

Water Quality Report is Now Available

The 2016 Kirkwood Water Quality Report is now available on the City’s Website at http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/2016MO6010430. If you prefer a paper copy of the report, please call 314-984-5936 to request one.

Arts Commission Photo Competition is Now Open for Submissions

The Kirkwood Arts Commission is hosting a photo competition with the theme “Celebrating Kirkwood’s Public Art.”  Entries will be accepted through July 31, 2017, at www.youjudgeit.org/kirkwoodartsfoundation. The contest is open to anyone, school age and older, with two age categories: 1) Up to age 18. 2) Age 18 and older.  For full contest rules and details, please visit the City website at www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

Call for Artists for 2017-2018 Art at the Station Exhibits

The Kirkwood Arts Commission will once again hold an Artist Jury for Art at the Station, a year-long season of exhibits by local artists held at the Kirkwood Train Station in Downtown Kirkwood.  Art at the Station was temporarily relocated to the campus of St. Louis Community College during the 2016-2017 season but will be back at the Train Station for the coming year of exhibits. 

The Artist Jury will be held on Saturday, July 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne Drive, at the corner of Kirkwood Road. Artists will be considered for selection for one of eight exhibits between September 2017 and July 2018. During the months of October 2017 and April 2018, there will be special exhibits, and there is no exhibit in December. All local artists are welcome to apply. 

The accepted media for artists are: Oil and acrylic paintings, water colors, drawings, photography, and mixed media.  Artists must be able to hang their work (no free-standing sculptures). Jurors will review the art work in person. Artists should bring three samples of their work to the jury. 

Interested artists should send an email to ArtAtTheStationkmo@gmail.com to request an application, or call 314-822-5894. All applications must be received by July 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.  Applicants will be scheduled in 15-minute intervals and will be contacted by July 21 with a scheduled time for the 22nd. Selected artists will be notified by August 1, 2017. Art at the Station is sponsored by the Kirkwood Arts Commission, with the generous support of the Kirkwood Arts Foundation. 

City Completes Final Phase of Tree Inventory with Help from MDC's TRIM Grant

The City of Kirkwood has completed the final year of a multi-year Tree Inventory it started in 2014, after receiving a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).  The City received a second grant in 2015 and a third grant in 2016, for a total of $30,000 in grant funds, to be used towards the City’s work on an inventory of public trees. The City completed the third and final phase of the inventory in December 2016, and the results are now posted on the City’s Website as an interactive map

You can read the full press release here.

You can read the inventory here.