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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

No Greentree Book Fair in 2018

The KHS Band Parents' Association will NOT hold a book fair this year at the Greentree Festival. We know this is disappointing news. Please do NOT leave books or any kind of donation at the Kirkwood Train Station. However, you can take your donations to the Kirkwood Public Library. 

KPL accepts donations year-round of the following: Books - fiction, nonfiction, hard cover, paperback - that are in re-sellable condition, along with CDs and DVDs. No encyclopedias, magazines, or VHS tapes.

There are two drop-off sites for KPL: 1) Inside the library on the west side of the customer service desk. 2) The bin at the rear of the Library. For large donations, please call the Friends of KPL at 314-821-5770, ext. 1023, to arrange a time to bring in your donation.


Kirkwood Freedom Festival and Fireworks: July 4 in Kirkwood Park!

The annual Kirkwood Fireworks Festival will be held on Wednesday, July 4, in Kirkwood Park. (Bad weather reschedule date is July 5.) Music by Fanfare kicks off the evening at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks go off at dusk. GPS address:  111 S. Geyer Road, 63122.  

Traffic Note: Please note that West Adams will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., due to heavy pedestrian traffic.

The Fireworks program is hosted by the City of Kirkwood and the Kirkwood Park Board, but would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors:

  • Jacobs Engineering and Kirkwood Electric
  • St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital, City of Des Peres, and the 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. Ferris, Arthur and Barbara McDonnell, Kirkwood Rotary Club, and Hardy Washington, Jr., State Farm Agent


Who Should You Call? Building Commisioner or Code Enforcement?


The City’s Code Enforcement office and the Building Commissioner’s office both enforce the City’s Code of Ordinances and conduct inspections.  The kinds of inspections, however, can be very different. If you were ever not sure who to call, click here for a new City brochure that breaks it down.


Kirkwood Electric Receives "Tree Line USA" Recognition  

Every day in their communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings. In the Tree City of Kirkwood, this gets done while also protecting and enhancing the urban forest. The TreeLine USA program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

In April, Kirkwood Electric received the TreeLine USA recognition for the following: 1) Quality tree care. 2) Annual worker training. 3) Tree planting and public education. 4) Tree-based energy conservation program. 5) Arbor Day Celebration. The award is given by the Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters. 


City Offices Closed July 4

Kirkwood City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Sanitation will not be collected on the holiday. Monday and Tuesday sanitation routes will be collected on their normal schedule. Wednesday and Thursday sanitation routes will be delayed by a day. The Community Center office will be closed on the holiday, but the pool will be open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Kirkwood Fire/EMS Gets New Tool for Helping Pediatric Patients

The Kirkwood Fire Department has acquired a new tool to help its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff better administer medication to pediatric patients. Paramedics will be able to use a mobile app that utilizes the Handtevy Method software to help them save the lives of children on emergency calls.

When firefighter-paramedics are called to an emergency involving a critically ill or injured child, every second counts. Treating children is difficult, stressful, and time-sensitive. The Handtevy Method helps to prevent over-dosing and under-dosing by focusing on the age of the patient. It allows EMS crews to look up the right dosage and administer it quickly. The mobile app is faster and more accurate than the old method, which relied on measuring younger patients from head to toe using a tape measure and then doing a manual calculation.

The Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System software, combined with educational and organizational tools, will help improve outcomes for pediatric patients. The system software will be installed on tablets and smartphones used by Kirkwood EMS crews. These devices will be used on the way to emergency calls to look up vital information about the patient based on age. The crews can then start preparing necessary equipment and medication before they arrive at the scene. This information can be used at the scene and then relayed ahead, while the EMS crew is en route to the hospital, to facilitate treatment.

The Handtevy system is currently in use by EMS systems around the country and by cruise lines, helicopter companies, and hospitals. “The Handtevy System provides a customized, predetermined approach to the critically ill child,” said Kirkwood’s Deputy Fire Chief David Smith.  “It takes into account location, provider ability, and resources. When seconds count, it provides the best opportunity for a medical team to positively affect the outcome, no matter where the child is at the time.”

For more information, or for a demonstration of the software, please contact Deputy Fire Chief David Smith at 314-984-6970. A two-minute video on the system can be found here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMRrZGoZf0

Deer Population Report Available 

Kirkwood City Council commissioned a deer population report for the City and hired a firm to conduct it. The City has received the final "Distance Sampling Report" or Deer Population Estimate (click here for report). More information on this issue will be forthcoming.

Downtown Master Plan Available

Kirkwood City Council heard the finalized report from DPZ Partners on the Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study at its Work Session on Thursday, March 1. Click here to view the final Plan.