Picnic Reservations:

Picnic and facility reservations open in November of the year prior to the reservation year for residents and in February of the reservation year for nonresidents, as follows:

  • Kirkwood Residents: 1st working day in November of the year before the reservation year
  • Non-Residents: 1st working day in February of the reservation year

Summer Fun at Kirkwood Aquatic Photo By: Margy Terpstra

Parks & Recreation

Kirkwood Parks and Recreation: So Much to Do, So Little Time

Now Hiring summer position. Click here for positions available.

We now offer online registration! Click Here to sign up for classes, programs and events. Not sure how to start? Click Here for instructions.

Got a Question and Don't Know Who to Call?
Visit the Parks & Recreation Staff Directory

NEWS:  Community Center Redevelopment Feasibility
Studies Now Available

Thank you to all the residents who completed the Community Center survey in 2014.  Your input was very valuable. Below you will find all the documents related to the future redevelopment of the Community Center. 

Final Community Center
Feasibility Study 
            Conceptual Study


Community Center Redevelopment:
Frequently Asked Questions

Theatre / Performing
Arts Center Study
  Report on Survey


Mission Statement:
The Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a variety of leisure experiences to the citizens of Kirkwood, as well as residents of surrounding communities. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life through the programs we offer, the events we host, and the facilities we provide, while preserving and maintaining natural areas, open space and native habitat. We will strive to provide the highest level of service to our citizens, while balancing the needs of the present and those of future generations.

To enter Kirkwood Parks & Recreation facilities (such as the aquatic center, ice rink, or tennis courts) at the Resident Rate, you must have a Kirkwood ID Card.  Cards are $5 each, both for originals and replacements, and are good for up to three years. In order to obtain an ID card, each purchaser, 16 and over, must present a valid and current Missouri Driver’s License (or State of Missouri ID card), showing resident address, and a current utility bill (gas, water, electric, or phone), bank statement, or voter ID card, issued to their home address within the last three months. Purchasers age 15 and under must be accompanied by a person at the same address who can present the documents listed above.

Park Board/Budgeting Process:  The Park Board oversees the Park Fund and development of an annual budget for the Park Maintenance Division.   The Park Fund budget is developed and administered separately from the City's budget process. Please see the documents below, which are the plans for the Fiscal year 2016-2017.

~ Click here to see the Park Fund PROPOSED Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017

~ Click here to see the PROPOSED Capital Plan for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

Sign Up for the Kirkwood Parks E-Mail Club: Here's a great new way to stay in touch with everything going on at the Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Department. The Kirkwood Parks E-Mail Club makes it all possible! By signing up below, you'll receive timely e-mails that contain up-to-date information about programs and events with the Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department as well as a monthly newsletter with activities that will appeal to all age groups. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone.

      Kirkwood Community Center
      111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
      Phone: 314-822-5855

      Front Desk Hours:
      Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For Ice Rink and Aquatic Center hours, please see those pages. 

Parks & Recreation Director:  Murray Pounds
Phone: 314-822-5857