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.
Greentree Book Fair Returns: Drop Off Donations June 18
THE GREENTREE BOOK FAIR IS BACK!! Do you have books you would like to donate to a worthy cause? Starting June 18, you can begin to drop off your donations at the Kirkwood Train Station. Donation bins will be placed on the northwest side of the station.
Tax-deductible letters will be left in an envelope inside the bins. The following donations will be accepted: Hard-cover and paperback fiction and non-fiction books, children's books, sheet music, videos, and recorded music. Please NO encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, or software.
All proceeds benefit the instrumental music program in the Kirkwood School District (all grade levels). The Greentree Book Fair is sponsored by the Kirkwood Band Boosters and the Kirkwood Orchestra Parent Association (parent support groups). Thank you.
Now that warmer weather is here, mosquitoes are hatching, and with all the rain, their numbers may be greater this year. The City of Kirkwood does not handle ANY mosquito spraying. That is all done by St. Louis County. To find out if or when your neighborhood may be sprayed, please call: 314-615-0680. For great information on how to keep mosquitoes under control at your house, check out this page from the County's Website. Thank you!.
HotDog Dayz of Summer
The Kirkwood Police Department and Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Department are once again teaming up this summer to reach out to Kirkwood and Oakland children on Fridays, from June 15 through July 26. We will serve a hotdog lunch and play games with the kids. The Kirkwood PD wants the children of Kirkwood to know we are here if they need us. FREE. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Schedule subject to change, due to weather conditions. SEE YOU THERE! Here's the full schedule:
- June 14: Meacham Memorial Park, corner of Meacham and Orleans
- June 21: Walker Park (Turtle Park), corner of Washington and Taylor
- June 28: Avery Park, 221-225 Avery Drive
- July 5: Monfort Park, corner of Briargate and Barberry Lane
- July 12: Loewnau Park, corner of Oakland and Sappington
- July 19: Fillmore Park, corner of Fillmore and Clinton
- July 26: Meacham Memorial Park, corner of Meacham and Orleans.
Kirkwood Electric Awarded APPA System Achievement Award
Kirkwood Electric has been selected as the recipient of the American Public Power Association's (APPA) E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. This APPA award is given to one public power utility each year for sustained outstanding performance that is widely recognized in the public power field and serves to enhance APPA's and public power's national prestige. The award is named after E.F. Scattergood, who in 1959 was the electric director in Los Angeles and was very involved in the formation of the APPA. Kirkwood Electric will be recognized at the APPA national convention in Nashville in June.
Rainscape Rebates Round Two
Once again, landowners will be eligible for a reimbursement of 75 percent of approved and documented expenses - up to a maximum of $2,000 - related to landscaping yards to improve storm water management. The Deer Creek Alliance's Round Two applications can be picked up at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, or downloaded from the Deer Creek Alliance's Website.
Making Music in 2013: Summer Concert Series in Kirkwood Park
The Kirkwood Area Arts Council and the Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Department have partnered once again to bring you the 11th Annual Making Music Series in Kirkwood Park. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the Lions' Amphitheater on Saturdays.
FULL SUMMER 2013 SCHEDULE:
~ Saturday, June 22: The Scandaleros
~ Saturday, July 13: Rocky and the Wranglers
~ Saturday, July 27: Maple Jam Band
~ Saturday, August 10: Route 66 Jazz Orchestra
~ Saturday, August 24: St. Louis Wind Symphony
The St. Louis Food Truck Association will be on hand with food available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Safe Summer Driving Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers
As summer vacation approaches, parents of teen drivers face high-risk summer driving months. Summer vacation means teens have more freedom and tend to stay out later.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest for drivers age 15-20. According to 2011 data, three out of the five deadliest days for youth on our nation's highways occurred during the summer season. On July 23 and July 30, 2011, for example, 50 youth died in car crashes.
Before summer vacation begins, Ford Driving Skills for Life recommends parents discuss these safety responsibilities with their teen drivers:
Remind your teenager how important the single click of a seat belt can be. Statistics show that seat belt usage is lowest among teenagers, even though seat belts continue to be proven as the No. 1 life-saving device in accidents. In 2011, 60 percent of 15-20 year-old passenger vehicle occupants who died in motor vehicle crashes were NOT wearing a seatbelt.
Don’t drink and drive.
Set clear rules with your teen about not drinking, and enforce consequences for breaking them. It's also important to make a plan with your teen for what he or she will do if their driver has been drinking. Assure them that they can always call you anytime to come get them, no questions asked, if they find themselves in an unsafe situation. Their health and safety is the top priority.
Tell your teen to maintain the speed limit to ensure they have time to react to what is happening around them.
Remind your teen driver to avoid distractions such as texting, loud music, and talking passengers. According to NHSTA, 21% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
Limit the number of passengers allowed in your teen’s car. NHTSA data shows that when there are multiple passengers in the vehicle, crash risk is 3 to 5 times greater than when driving alone.
Curfews. Make sure your teen knows when you expect him/her home and that it is not up for debate. Visit http://www.ghsa.org to see if your state has Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws which restrict night time driving for newly licensed drivers.