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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
Kirkwood Community Freedom Festival and Fireworks: Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The annual Freedom Festival and Fireworks on July 4 in Kirkwood Park was a great success. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
~ CITY OF DES PERES
~ Des Peres Hospital, 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. Farris, Arthur and Barbara McDonnell, Kirkwood Rotary Club, Hardy Washington, Jr., State Farm Agent.

Trash Bags Have Arrived

City Hall's order of black trash bags has arrived. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. The annual delivery of trash bags to homes will begin the first week of August and should take about two to three weeks to complete. 

Emergency Services Will Continue During Big Bend Shutdown

The Public Safety Services of the City of Kirkwood, representing both the Police and Fire & EMS Departments, would like to assure the public that all emergency services will continue to respond to the area west of the Big Bend Bridge closure over I-270 during the entire time the bridge is closed.

The bridge will remain closed for three months so crews can remove and replace the bridge deck. The bridge should reopen before school begins in August. While the bridge is closed, drivers will be able to use the ramp from the east side of the bridge to northbound I-270 and the ramp from southbound I-270 to the west side of the bridge. There are several state, county and city roadways that local traffic can use to get from the east side of Big Bend to the west side of the bridge while it is closed.

Arts Commission Photo Contest Deadline is July 31

The Kirkwood Arts Commission is hosting a photo competition with the theme “Celebrating Kirkwood’s Public Art.”  Entries will be accepted through July 31, 2017, at www.youjudgeit.org/kirkwoodartsfoundation. The contest is open to anyone, school age and older, with two age categories: 1) Up to age 18. 2) Age 18 and older.  For full contest rules and details, please visit the City website at www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.


Cooling Centers for 2017

The United Way has issued a list of cooling sites for the public that provide air-conditioned relief during the current heat wave. Sites are activated after an Excessive Heat Advisory warning is issued by the National Weather Service.  Click here to download the list. 

City Finalizes 2017 Five-Year Strategic Plan

City Council and City administration and staff have finalized and published the 2017 Five-Year Strategic Plan for the City. Click here to download and read the document.

City Installs Bike Lane Improvements

In June, the City began the installation of various on-road bicycle facility markings to serve as a pilot project for some techniques that have not been used in Kirkwood, as well as expanding some techniques that are already in use.  The project is part of the implementation of the City’s 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan with design assistance provided by Alta Planning & Design.

The new markings can be seen along the 2.3 mile route that ultimately connects the Grant’s Trail Trailhead in Kirkwood, at Leffingwell Avenue and Holmes Avenue, to the campus of St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Rose Hill Avenue and Geyer Road.  The route takes a few turns throughout South Kirkwood and also passes by the newly expanded and renovated Fillmore Park (click here for route map). 

The City feels that this is an important step in continuing to improve the bicycle facilities in Kirkwood by connecting the two activity centers of Grant’s Trail and STLCC-Meramec with a clearly indicated route for increased safety.  When the project is complete, it will include bicycle shared-lane markings, dedicated buffered bike lanes, and signage. 

Water Quality Report is Now Available Online

The 2016 Kirkwood Water Quality Report is now available on the City’s Website at http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/2016MO6010430. If you prefer a paper copy of the report, please call 314-984-5936 to request one.

City Completes Final Phase of Tree Inventory with Help from MDC's TRIM Grant

The City of Kirkwood has completed the final year of a multi-year Tree Inventory it started in 2014, after receiving a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).  The City received a second grant in 2015 and a third grant in 2016, for a total of $30,000 in grant funds, to be used towards the City’s work on an inventory of public trees. The City completed the third and final phase of the inventory in December 2016, and the results are now posted on the City’s Website as an interactive map

You can read the full press release here.

You can read the inventory here.