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.
Sanitation and Holiday Information for Memorial Day
City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. There will be no sanitation collection on Memorial Day, and all routes will be delayed by one day all week (Monday routes move to Tuesday, Tuesday moves to Wednesday, etc.). The Aquatic Center opens for the season at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 25. For a complete listing of Pool Hours, click here.
Board and Commission Appointments: The City
For the holiday weekend, the Community Center office will be OPEN on Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; on Sunday, May 26, 11:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., and on Memorial Day, 9:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m.
The City of Kirkwood has a long history of community involvement. Citizens serve on all of the many boards and commissions that help set the look and feel of Kirkwood. Terms vary in length but usually start in June and end in May (two-, three- and five-year terms). Citizens are appointed to boards and commissions by the mayor and City Council after completing and submitting a Volunteer Profile Form (click here).
This year, the Urban Forestry Commission has multiple openings. Are you a former Junior Tree Keeper? Did you enjoy your course work in forestry, ecology, conservation, natural resources, or other related fields during college? Or maybe you are an avid gardener or outdoor enthusiast? This commission has the responsibility of promoting the long-term planning, maintenance and perpetuation of Kirkwood’s publicly owned trees and encouraging responsible management and maintenance of privately owned trees. Kirkwood is designated as a Tree City USA community.
Please give serious consideration to volunteering to serve on a board or commission. The Council will be making appointments over the next three months. You can be part of something bigger than yourself and be a part of the legacy that is Kirkwood. Thank you.
National Train Day this Saturday at the Train Station
Kirkwood Police will participate in "National Train Day" this Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station, by having safety information and handouts for children and adults especially focusing on staying safe around railroad tracks and crossings. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Train Station, 110 West Argonne Drive.
Other displays at the Station's Open House will include Kirkwood Historical Society, Kirkwood Police and Fire Departments, Union Pacific Railroad Police Special Agents, Missouri Operation Lifesaver, an operating model train layout, Big Bend Model Railroad club, National Railway Historical Society, a telegraph display and demonstration from The Morse Telegraph Club, and the National Museum of Transport among others.
Food will be available by donation from the Kirkwood Optimist Club. Live music will be performed after 10:00 a.m. Amtrak will have a drawing for 2 sets of tickets to Chicago or Kansas City or points in between.
National Train Day has been sponsored by Amtrak for the past six years and this year marks Amtrak's 42nd birthday. National Train Day marks 144 years of connecting travelers coast to coast and commemorates the day the first transcontinental railroad was created. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the golden spike was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, transforming America by creating the nation‘s first transcontinental railroad. Further information is available at www.nationaltrainday.com.