Sanitation and Holiday Information for Memorial Day
City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. There will be no sanitation collection on Memorial Day, and all routes will be delayed by one day all week (Monday routes move to Tuesday, Tuesday moves to Wednesday, etc.). For the holiday weekend, the Community Center office will be OPEN on Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; on Sunday, May 26, 11:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., and on Memorial Day, 9:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m. The Aquatic Center opens for the season at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 25. For a complete listing of Pool Hours, click here.
Memorial Day Service
The Kirkwood American Legion Post 156 will host its annual Memorial Day Service at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, May 27, at the Veterans' Memorial Walkway next to Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne. The guest speaker will be Harry Hope, a Korean War veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Walker Lake Reopens: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony June 3
The City of Kirkwood’s Park Board and Parks and Recreation Department extend an open invitation to attend the ribbon cutting event for the Walker Lake Phase 3 project in Kirkwood Park. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which will be held Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m., signals the formal reopening of the Walker Lake perimeter path and other amenities that have been under construction since Fall 2012. Click here to access the invitation.
As part of the Phase 3 project, the old asphalt path that had circled the lake since the early 1990s has been replaced with a new concrete, ADA-compliant walkway. Lights have also been added to the walkway to promote evening strolls around the lake. The lake edge has been reconfigured, and what was once an island in the lake has been turned into a peninsula offering great access to the lake. The familiar Walker Lake turtles have found a new home on the peninsula as well.
Two concrete handball/racquetball courts, dating to the 1980s, have been removed and replaced by several rain gardens and other cutting-edge storm-water control facilities, as well as numerous planted areas. The old handball/racquetball courts will be replaced by a single court that will be constructed next to the tennis courts in Kirkwood Park, with completion expected in 2014.
The project is part of the ongoing implementation of the 2005 City of Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The cost is being paid out of the half-cent Parks and Recreation Sales Tax Fund, a dedicated fund supporting parks and recreation in Kirkwood.
The Kirkwood Area Arts Council and the Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Department have partnered once again to bring you the 11th Annual Making Music Series in Kirkwood Park. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the Lions' Amphitheater on Saturdays.
FULL SUMMER 2013 SCHEDULE:
~ Saturday, June 1: Unites States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass Ensemble
~ Saturday, June 8: Gateway City Big Band
~ Saturday, June 22: The Scandaleros
~ Saturday, July 13: Rocky and the Wranglers
~ Saturday, July 27: Maple Jam Band
~ Saturday, August 10: Route 66 Jazz Orchestra
~ Saturday, August 24: St. Louis Wind Symphony
The St. Louis Food Truck Association will be on hand on June 1, with food available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Electric has been selected as the recipient of the American Public Power Association's (APPA) E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. This APPA award is given to one public power utility each year for sustained outstanding performance that is widely recognized in the public power field and serves to enhance APPA's and public power's national prestige. The award is named after E.F. Scattergood, who in 1959 was the electric director in Los Angeles and was very involved in the formation of the APPA. Kirkwood Electric will be recognized at the APPA national convention in Nashville in June.