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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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Get Your Season Pool Pass Early and SAVE!

Recreation Program Guides will be mailed to residents the last week in January. Beginning February 1, residents can sign up for classes and programs, including the summer pool pass.

New This Year: Purchase your Summer Season Pass for the Aquatic Center between February 1 and 28, and pay only $195 for a family of four (resident rate). Nonresident rate during the sale period will be $295 for a family of four. This deal is only good in February. Regular prices resume March 1. For more information about aquatics programs, visit the aquatics page of this website. 

City Works to Finalize Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

City staff and City Council have been working for months to develop the City's budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins April 1. There may be additional changes to come, but click here for the current draft.  A public hearing will be held on the final draft in February 2018, and then Council will vote on the budget in March.

Annual Human Rights Essay Contest is Now Open. 

The Kirkwood Human Rights Commission will once again hold an Essay Contest for Kirkwood students who are high school juniors during the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline to submit an essay is Friday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. Please visit the Human Rights Commission page of this website for full details.

Calendar of Events for 2018 is Available Here

The City's annual Calendar of Events will be mailed to residents with their utility bills in January 2018. If you do not receive your bill by mail, but receive it by email, you can download a PDF of the calendar here. Please note that this calendar is not all inclusive. Sign up for the City's e-newsletter to receive additional events notices: To sign up, send an email to Newsletters@Kirkwoodmo.org. OR check the website calendar here, and follow us on Facebook for other notifications of events. 

Police Department Recognizes Officers and Detectives for Promotions, Service, and Valor

The Kirkwood Police Department recognized and honored several police officers and detectives at the November 16 Kirkwood City Council meeting.  The following officers were recognized:

  • Sean Connors and Ryan Lawrence were recognized for their promotions to Sergeant. Pictured (L to R): Sgt. Connors, Sgt. Lawrence, Captain Brian Murphy, Mayor Tim Griffin.
  • Detective Nathan Knight and Officer Jimmie Patterson received an Award of Excellence for the investigation and arrest of a convicted felon who had been selling and delivering quantities of methamphetamine in the St. Louis area, including in Kirkwood, Sunset Hills, and Crestwood. The arrest resulted from a search warrant, and 15 handguns, 5 long guns, 1.7 pounds of methamphetamine, and $4612 in cash were seized. Pictured (L to R): Det. Knight, Officer Patterson, and K-9 Officer Roscoe.
  • Sgt. Sean Conners, Detective Nathan Knight, Detective Michael Schroeder, Sgt. Ryan Lawrence, Officer Timothy Brand, and Officer Michael Villalobos received an Award of Excellence for their work in investigating a shooting and arresting a subject who was subsequently charged with assault 1st and armed criminal investigation. The suspect in the case was a convicted felon for weapons violations who fled the area and was apprehended eight months later, due to the determination and teamwork of these detectives and officers. U.S. Marshalls assisted in the arrest. Pictured (L to R): Sgt. Connors, Det. Schroeder, Det. Knight, Sgt. Lawrence, Captain Brian Murphy.
  • Officer Thomas O’Brien received the Kirkwood Police Department’s Distinguished Service Award for Valor.  Click here to read a description of Officer O’Brien’s work.
  • Photos of these officers can be viewed on the City's Facebook page.

The City of Kirkwood is proud of and grateful to these officers.

City Will Hold 10-Year Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Kirkwood will hold a 10-Year Remembrance Ceremony on February 7, 2018, to remember the lives lost during the shootings at Kirkwood City Hall on that date in 2008. The ceremony will be held on the steps on the east side of City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, starting at 7:00 p.m.  The program is expected to last no longer than 30 minutes and will include a Color Guard, music, the lighting of candles, and a few remarks. A procession toward the Memorial Walkway will conclude the program. Kirkwood Road between Argonne Drive and Monroe Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at approximately 6:00 p.m.  It will be reopened as soon as crowds have dispersed and it is safe to do so. 

Moves to Place Proposed Charter amendment Change on April Ballot

Kirkwood City Council voted at its January 4, 2018, meeting to place a proposed Charter amendment on the April 3 ballot. Proposition R, if approved by voters, will repeal a 1987 amendment that made the City’s defined-contribution pension plan the “sole and only” plan for police and fire employees. Repealing this amendment will allow the City to move both civilian and fire/police personnel to a defined-benefit pension plan. Specifically, employees would move to participation in the Missouri Local Government employees Retirement system, known as LAGERS. For more information on Proposition R, please see the documents below. Residents will also receive “FAQs” on Proposition R with their March utility bills. 

Reminder: Order of Plowing

When snow falls, City plowing crews focus first on the main roads, such as Kirkwood Road, Geyer Road, Essex, Woodlawn, Woodbine, Couch, etc.   Cleaning these streets first allows emergency vehicles to get through when needed.  During this first stage, street crews also work on hills and bridges.  Crews do not begin to work on secondary streets until the snow stops.


Secondary streets include Taylor, Fillmore, Dickson, Quan, Rose Hill, Clay, Lindeman, Harrison, Peeke, and Ann.  When all those are done, crews move to subdivision streets and clear those.  PRE-TREATING:  When possible, crews pre-treat all City streets when a storm has been predicted.  However, in some storms, when the temperatures are very low, pretreating may not work very well.   There are some streets we do not maintain, including all the streets maintained by MoDOT and St. Louis County, such as Manchester, Big Bend, the portions of Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh that are north of Swan and south of Big Bend, a portion of Ballas, and all of Adams.


City Thanks Residents for Feedback on Downtown Plan

The City of Kirkwood is moving forward with the development of a Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study with an anticipated completion of the plan and study in February or March 2018.  The materials and final presentations from the Design Charette can be found on the Planning & Zoning page of this website.  The process to develop the Master Plan kicked off with a 4-day Design Charrette, or workshop, in October.  THANK YOU to all who attended any of the sessions. Downtown Kirkwood includes the City's downtown business district and residential areas.

Reminder: Trim Trees Over Sidewalks

The City's Code of Ordinances requires that trees that hang over sidewalks be trimmed to allow at least a 7-foot clearance for pedestrian traffic. The City has two Code Enforcement Officers who are happy to investigate situations like this when residents call. Reach them at 314-822-5804.  You can also use the Kirkwood Konnect mobile app (free in your device’s app store) to report overgrown vegetation. With the app, you can upload a photo and pinpoint a location using the GPS map.