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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

City Announces Holiday Schedule for Remainder of Year 

CHRISTMAS: City Hall, the Community Center, and most City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday.  The Community Center office will be open Saturday morning, December 26, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

  • Sanitation will be unaffected. All trash, recycling, and yard waste will be collected normally all week, including on Christmas Eve. Special pick-ups will be done on Thursday, instead of Friday, this week. Please schedule before noon on Wednesday, December 23.
  • The Ice Rink will be closed on December 25 but will have a skating session on December 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
NEW YEAR'S 2016: City Hall, the Community Center, and most City offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, for the New Year's holiday.

  • Sanitation will be unaffected. However, special pick-ups will be done on Thursday this week, instead of Friday. Please schedule before noon on Wednesday, December 30.
  • The Community Center office will close at 4:30 p.m., on New Year's Eve and will be open on Saturday, January 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 

City Issues First Draft of 2016-2017 Budget

Department heads, City administration, and members of the Citizens' Finance Committee have begun work on the City's budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that begins April 1, 2016.  Here is the first draft of the budget.  This is a working draft, and we will update it as changes are made.  A final budget will be presented to City Council in March.

City Will Host Winter Fireworks Festival, Saturday, December 26

The City of Kirkwood and the Downtown Kirkwood Business District will host their annual Winter Fireworks Festival on Saturday, December 26, in Downtown Kirkwood. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m., with the fireworks at 6:30 p.m., right over Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road.

Thank you to our sponsors:  Des Peres Hospital, Riggs Construction & Design, Adams Place Retirement Community, BRiC Partnership, LLC, Billy G's Kirkwood, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber, Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co., Gaffner Realty, Hardy R. Washington, Jr., State Farm Insurance Agent-Kirkwood, Spencer's Grill, Barb & Jim Byerly, Barbara & Art McDonnell. (Wind or ice reschedule date is December 27.)


Temporary Stop Signs Will Be Installed on S. Geyer Road Starting December 7

The City will install temporary stop signs on December 7 on the stretch of South Geyer Road that runs from Big Bend. Blvd., south to Watson Road and to the entrances to I-44 and I-270.  The stop signs will be in place for a period of 90 days while the City tests them as a potential traffic and safety solution.

Motorists who regularly travel south from Big Bend, particularly those who commute to and from the St. Louis Community College at Meramec campus, are advised to look for a different route for accessing the two interstates.  Traffic will be slowed considerably with the addition of the stop signs.

Don't Stop On the Tracks:  Motorists are also advised not to stop on the railroad tracks that cross Big Bend at Geyer.  This is an extreme safety hazard, and Kirkwood Police may issue citations to motorists who are stopped on the tracks due to a traffic back-up.

Kirkwood City ordinances allow City staff to use temporary stop signs for a 90-day trial period.  At that time, Kirkwood City Council will vote on whether or not to make the stop signs permanent. 

Kirkwood Arts Commission Asks for Input on Two Surveys

The Kirkwood Arts Commission seeks input on arts and music programming for the Kirkwood community.  Please consider taking one or both of the following surveys:

Community Center Planning Continues

City Council received the Concept Design for a new Community Center and a proposed Performing Arts Center at its August 20 Work Session meeting.  An economic feasibility study is now being considered. To see the concept design for the two facilities, please click here to download and view the PowerPoint presentation in a PDF.