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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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Summer Making Music Concert Continues August 8 with Lucky Old Sons, in Kirkwood Park

Lucky Old Sons return to Kirkwood Park on August 8 as part of the annual summer Making Music concert series.  All Making Music summer concerts begin at 7:00 p.m., in the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park.  The series is sponsored by the Kirkwood Arts Commission, with generous support from the Kirkwood Arts  Foundation and by Kirkwood Parks and Recreation. Concerts are free, but donations are welcome.

Lucky Old Sons is a four-piece group (piano, saxophone, drums, and electric mandolin) focused on the piano driven roots rock/Americana music from the 50s/60s.  The final concert of the summer will be the St. Louis Wind Symphony on August 22.  

EnVision 2035 Planning Workshop in September Invites Residents to Participate

What is YOUR vision for the future of Kirkwood?  Residents can help shape the future of the community by being a part of the EnVision 2035 Comprehensive Planning process in two ways.  1) Complete the monthly surveys at www.Kirkwood2035.org.  2) Attend the Open Horse/Workshop on September 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. 


50 Trees Street-Tree Planting Program Seeks Site Nominations for Fall 2015

The 50 Trees Street Tree Planting program hosted by Keep Kirkwood Green each year seeks site nominations for Fall tree planting.  To promote National Arbor Day on April 24, citizens are asked to nominate sites for trees to be planted in the Fall.

The 50 Trees program began in 2010 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Greentree Festival, but it's been going strong ever since.  This year, the program was recognized with the 2014 Arbor Award of Excellence by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The group hopes to plant 75 trees this year, bringing the program's six-year total to 420 trees planted by local volunteers through this citizen-led initiative.

Nominated planting sites must meet certain requirements. Sites must be within the City of Kirkwood's publicly owned right-of-way areas, which typically, but not always, fall in the three- to four-foot grassy are between the curb and sidewalk.  The sites must also be clear of overhead utility lines and underground utility conflicts.  Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The trees are planted free of charge.

Interested residents willing to help care for a tree should email contact information and exact location of the proposed site to KeepKirkwoodGreen@gmail.com, or contact the program co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, at 314-822-8947, or Nancy Luetzow, at 314-965-1470.  For more information about the 50 Trees program, please visit their Website at KeepKirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.

 

 

 

Hotdog Dayz of Summer Concludes this Friday at Fillmore Park

Bring the kids for the last hotdog lunch of the season, and stay for some fun games. Sponsored jointly by Kirkwood Police and Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Departments, this is a great opportunity for Kirkwood children to get to know the Police Department in a fun setting.  Fillmore Park is located at the corner of Fillmore and Clinton Avenues. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Meet Your Local Government at the next "Community Day" at Monfort Park on August 15

The City of Kirkwood will hold a third "Community Day at the Park" on August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at Monfort Park, 2036 Briargate Lane. Residents are encouraged to attend and to meet their City staff and elected officials in a fun, informal morning gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  These events will feature touch-a-truck exhibits with police and fire vehicles as well as booths staffed by representatives from all City departments - fire, police, electric, water, parks, Kirkwood Public Library, and others.

 

Residents can also find out about the City's comprehensive planning initiative - EnVision2035 (read more about that here) Residents can take a look at the City's plans for the future and contribute ideas and thoughts to the planning process.  Next date:  October 10, Meacham Memorial Park, 340 New York Street.

Residents Can Request Tree Planting Sites


Residents and businesses in the City of Kirkwood can request that a City tree be planted in the parkway or right-of-way at the front of their residence or business.  Visit the Urban Forestry Commission page (here) on this Website, and click on the "Street Tree Request Form" on the right-hand gold navigation column.

Community Center Planning Moves Forward

April Update:  The Feasibility Study investigating the future of the Kirkwood Community Center continues to move forward.  In January, residents had the opportunity to view information related to the phase of the study focused on understanding how the existing site and building could be utilized for future development of the Community Center. The consensus that emerged from that review process, and the discussions with the Community Center Study Committee and City Council, was to focus planning efforts on replacing much of the existing community center facility (see site Plan "C" below). At the same time, a new theater facility will be considered in the southern portion of downtown Kirkwood, in the 200 block of East Monroe Avenue (graphic, click here).

City Council has given preliminary approval to develop conceptual plans for both the new facilities. The result of the conceptual planning process will be more refined floor plans, site sections, elevations, and renderings of the buildings' exteriors.  A final vote to approve the contract and funding for the conceptual plan stage is expected at the April 16 City Council meeting.  If approved, the conceptual plan process will move forward immediately and is expected to last three or four months.

~ Site Plan C