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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 Needs Resident Feedback on W. Woodbine "Complete Streets" Project


The City has begun the discussion of adopting a "Complete Streets" policy. "Complete Streets" are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The City is is implementing a pilot project on W. Woodbine Ave. to showcase some complete streets' features with striping and signage.  The section between Geyer Road and Craig Road will be striped to provide an 11-foot drive lane, 5-foot buffered bike lane, and 8-foot parking lane on both sides of the roadway.  There will also be “bulb outs,” striped at the side street intersections, and a mid-block crossing added near Magnolia Ave.  The City requests feedback from citizens concerning the pilot project and the Complete Streets initiative in general.  We ask that you provide all feedback to the City Clerk’s office by email:  aschelb@kirkwoodmo.org.  Depending on public feedback, the City will consider making the pilot project permanent in the future.


No Greentree Book Fair in 2018


The KHS Band Parents' Association will NOT hold a book fair this year at the Greentree Festival. We know this is disappointing news. Please do NOT leave books or any kind of donation at the Kirkwood Train Station. However, you can take your donations to the Kirkwood Public Library. 


KPL accepts donations year-round of the following: Books - fiction, nonfiction, hard cover, paperback - that are in re-sellable condition, along with CDs and DVDs. No encyclopedias, magazines, or VHS tapes.

There are two drop-off sites for KPL: 1) Inside the library on the west side of the customer service desk. 2) The bin at the rear of the Library. For large donations, please call the Friends of KPL at 314-821-5770, ext. 1023, to arrange a time to bring in your donation.


Who Should You Call? Building Commissioner or Code Enforcement?


The City’s Code Enforcement office and the Building Commissioner’s office both enforce the City’s Code of Ordinances and conduct inspections.  The kinds of inspections, however, can be very different. If you were ever not sure who to call, click here for a new City brochure that breaks it down. 


Kirkwood Electric Receives "Tree Line USA" Recognition  

Every day in their communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings. In the Tree City of Kirkwood, this gets done while also protecting and enhancing the urban forest. The TreeLine USA program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

In April, Kirkwood Electric received the TreeLine USA recognition for the following: 1) Quality tree care. 2) Annual worker training. 3) Tree planting and public education. 4) Tree-based energy conservation program. 5) Arbor Day Celebration. The award is given by the Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters.

Deer Population Report Available 

Kirkwood City Council commissioned a deer population report for the City and hired a firm to conduct it. The City has received the final "Distance Sampling Report" or Deer Population Estimate (click here for report). More information on this issue will be forthcoming.

Spray Fountain Will Close for Repairs July 30

The Spray Fountain in Kirkwood Park will be closed for about four days beginning Monday, July 30, for maintenance work.  The area will be cordoned off with tape, and a new safety surface in the basin surrounding the fountain will be installed.  Depending on weather and how long the new surface takes to cure, the area could be re-opened by Thursday, August 2. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Comments Sought on Road Projects

The City submitted three project applications to East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG). The two Kirkwood projects are the Manchester Road Improvements and Geyer Road, Phase 2. The City is also a co-sponsor with Glendale on the East Essex Avenue Improvements project.  Part of the application process requires comments from the public on these proposed projects.  EWG is now accepting comments on all three applications. Please click on this link.  You can find the two projects in the scroll box at the bottom of the page under "Kirkwood."

Saint Louis County Performs Mosquito Control

The City of Kirkwood does not spray for mosquitoes.  However, St. Louis County does perform this service. To see the current schedule of spraying, visit this page of their website (click here).  You can also call this number daily to find out where they will be spraying that evening:  314-615-4284 (615-4BUG).

Mosquitoes can develop in any standing water that is present for more than five days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris. For more tips on how to control mosquitoes, visit this page of the County's website (click here).

Kirkwood Fire/EMS Gets New Tool for Helping Pediatric Patients

The Kirkwood Fire Department has acquired a new tool to help its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff better administer medication to pediatric patients. Paramedics will be able to use a mobile app that utilizes the Handtevy Method software to help them save the lives of children on emergency calls.

When firefighter-paramedics are called to an emergency involving a critically ill or injured child, every second counts. Treating children is difficult, stressful, and time-sensitive. The Handtevy Method helps to prevent over-dosing and under-dosing by focusing on the age of the patient. It allows EMS crews to look up the right dosage and administer it quickly. The mobile app is faster and more accurate than the old method, which relied on measuring younger patients from head to toe using a tape measure and then doing a manual calculation.

The Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System software, combined with educational and organizational tools, will help improve outcomes for pediatric patients. The system software will be installed on tablets and smartphones used by Kirkwood EMS crews. These devices will be used on the way to emergency calls to look up vital information about the patient based on age. The crews can then start preparing necessary equipment and medication before they arrive at the scene. This information can be used at the scene and then relayed ahead, while the EMS crew is en route to the hospital, to facilitate treatment.

The Handtevy system is currently in use by EMS systems around the country and by cruise lines, helicopter companies, and hospitals. “The Handtevy System provides a customized, predetermined approach to the critically ill child,” said Kirkwood’s Deputy Fire Chief David Smith.  “It takes into account location, provider ability, and resources. When seconds count, it provides the best opportunity for a medical team to positively affect the outcome, no matter where the child is at the time.”

For more information, or for a demonstration of the software, please contact Deputy Fire Chief David Smith at 314-984-6970. A two-minute video on the system can be found here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMRrZGoZf0 

Downtown Master Plan Available

Kirkwood City Council heard the finalized report from DPZ Partners on the Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study at its Work Session on Thursday, March 1. Click here to view the final Plan.