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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.

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

Skating Season Opens!
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 the Ice Rink page on this website.

~ November-December Skating Lessons Schedule

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.

City Offices Will Close for Two Days over Thanksgiving

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no sanitation collection on Thanksgiving. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.

The Community Center office will be closed on both days and on Saturday, November 25. The Ice Rink will be closed on Thanksgiving, but there will be multiple open skating sessions over the holiday weekend. Click here for the full November schedule. 

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).