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.
Memorial Day Service
The Kirkwood American Legion Post 156 will host its annual Memorial Day Service at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, May 27, at the Veterans' Memorial Walkway next to Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne. The guest speaker will be Harry Hope, a Korean War veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
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.
Making Music in 2013: Concert Series in Kirkwood Park Kicks Off Saturday, June 1
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 1: Unites States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass Ensemble
~ Saturday, June 8: Gateway City Big Band
~ 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 on June 1, with food available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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.