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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
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 Employees Give Generously to United Way

City of Kirkwood employees have pledged a total of $7,084 to the United Way for 2018, an increase of 12 percent over 2017. According to the United Way, Kirkwood employees have raised the largest pledge amount of any municipality in St. Louis County. The United Way of Greater St. Louis helps 1 in 3 local people. Kirkwood employees are proud to be a part of that. 

Holiday Hours in December and January

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, in observance of Christmas, and on Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.  There will be no sanitation collection on Christmas day or on New Year’s Day. All routes are delayed by a day all week on both weeks.


The Community Center office will be closed from Saturday, December 23, through Tuesday, December 26, and will have reduced hours the rest of the week, as follows: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, through Friday, December 29, and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 30.  The Ice Rink will be closed on Christmas Day but will have open skating sessions on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and on New Year’s Day.  For more details, please check the schedule at www.kirkwoodmo.org/IceRink.


Folger Avenue Update

Excel Contracting has completed all water main installation and resident service transfers on Folger. Remaining work involves site restoration. Since the ideal time for sodding lawns is past, yards requiring sod will receive it in spring 2018, as sod farms begin cutting their spring crop. The contractor will return by approximately mid-December to rough-grade yards in preparation for sod work. Hard surface restoration will also take place during the month of December, weather permitting.

City Invites Feedback on Downtown Master 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 process now moves into the citizen feedback stage. To provide feedback and comments on the Plan, please visit the Planning & Zoning page of this website.  The materials and final presentations from the Design Charrette can also be found at that link.

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.

Skating Season is Open!

The Fall skating-lessons schedule is here!  Click on the flyer below to see when classes are offered. There are multiple levels for children, including hockey and figure skating, as well as classes for adults. For information on open skating session times, please visit this page of the website.

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.