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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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City Issues Municipal Court Warrant Recall

In light of the legislation that will take effect on August 28, 2015, and in the spirit of the current amnesty activities in the St. Louis area, the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court has ordered the withdrawal of all existing warrants and re-docketing of all cases that were in warrant status. All warrants with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court have been cancelled, and these cases are being assigned new court dates. The Court will be mailing notices with new court dates to all defendants formerly in warrant status at their last known address.

Any person who had a case in warrant status with the City now has the opportunity to take responsibility, avoid reissuance of an arrest warrant, and address their pending matters with the Court. Any such person who does not receive a letter or who has moved is urged to contact the Court to obtain their new appearance date information. For cases in which defendants do not appear or otherwise address the matter, warrants and show cause orders will be reissued.

This warrant recall only applies to municipal ordinance violation cases as filed with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court.  This also will not apply to warrants the Judge issues after September 8, 2015.

EnVision 2035 Planning Workshop in September Invites Residents to Participate

What is YOUR vision for the future of Kirkwood?  Residents can help shape the future of the community by being a part of the EnVision 2035 Comprehensive Planning process in two ways.  1) Complete the monthly surveys at www.Kirkwood2035.org.  2) Attend the Open Horse/Workshop on September 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.

50 Trees Street-Tree Planting Program Seeks Site Nominations for Fall 2015

The 50 Trees Street Tree Planting program hosted by Keep Kirkwood Green each year seeks site nominations for Fall tree planting.  To promote National Arbor Day on April 24, citizens are asked to nominate sites for trees to be planted in the Fall.

The 50 Trees program began in 2010 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Greentree Festival, but it's been going strong ever since.  This year, the program was recognized with the 2014 Arbor Award of Excellence by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The group hopes to plant 75 trees this year, bringing the program's six-year total to 420 trees planted by local volunteers through this citizen-led initiative.

Nominated planting sites must meet certain requirements. Sites must be within the City of Kirkwood's publicly owned right-of-way areas, which typically, but not always, fall in the three- to four-foot grassy are between the curb and sidewalk.  The sites must also be clear of overhead utility lines and underground utility conflicts.  Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The trees are planted free of charge.

Interested residents willing to help care for a tree should email contact information and exact location of the proposed site to KeepKirkwoodGreen@ gmail.com, or contact the program co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, at 314-822-8947, or Nancy Luetzow, at 314-965-1470.  For more information about the 50 Trees program, please visit their Website at KeepKirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.

 

 

 

City Hall / City Offices Will Close September 7 for Labor Day: Holiday Information

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We resume normal hours on Tuesday.
Other Holiday Information:

  • Sanitation will not be collected on the holiday.  All routes will be delayed by one day all week.  Monday routes move to Tuesday. Tuesday routes move to Wednesday, and so on.
  • The Community Center Office and the Ice Rink will both be CLOSED on the holiday. 
  • Pool Hours on Labor Day Weekend: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6: All Pools Open.
  • Pool Hours on Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Pool closes for the season at 6:00 p.m. on Labor Day.


 

Dog Pool Party Information

  • DOG POOL PARTY#1:  Tuesday, September 8, 5:00-7:00 -p.m.
  • DOG POOL PARTY #2  Thursday, September 10, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for dogs 25 pounds and smaller; 6:00-7:30 p.m. for all dogs.
  • $10 per dog/owner;  $3 for each additional person
  • Current shot records, DHLPP and Rabies, must be provided.  Sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for animal Legislation and Pool Paws for Humane Laws.


Registration for Fall/Winter Recreation Programs Opens Monday, August 24

The Fall/Winter Parks and Recreation Program Guide will be mailed to Kirkwood Households the week of August 17.  Registration for all programs and classes begins Monday, August 24.   Click here to access the Program Guide Online.

 

Save the Date: Greentree Festival in Kirkwood Park, September 18, 19, 20

 

The theme for the 2015 Greentree Festival is “Greentree Circus Parade.”  The Festival is held annually in Kirkwood Park, located at the intersection of South Geyer Road and West Adams Avenue.  Here are just a few highlights, but look for the full schedule on the Festival Website at www.GreentreeFestival.com.   

~ Festival Dates:  September 18, 19, 20
~ Festival Hours:   Friday night, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (No arts and crafts booths will be open Friday night, but many food and information booths will be open).  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ The Motown Revue takes the stage on Friday night at 6:30 in the Lions’ Amphitheatre.
~ The annual Greentree Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday morning. See the Festival Website for route and street closures.
~ Wine Garden Hours:   Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m.  Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
~ Book Fair Hours:  Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m. (Early Bird Viewing is 5:00-7:00). Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Folklife Festival Hours:  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Other highlights:  180 Arts & Crafts Booths.  Kids’ Dog Show and Canine Frisbee Contest Friday night. Classic Car Show and Sailboat Regatta on Sunday. 

Residents Can Request Tree Planting Sites

 

Residents and businesses in the City of Kirkwood can request that a City tree be planted in the parkway or right-of-way at the front of their residence or business.  Visit the Urban Forestry Commission page (here) on this Website, and click on the "Street Tree Request Form" on the right-hand gold navigation column.