Spotlight

Memorial Walkway Dedication

Memorial Walkway In May 2010, the City of Kirkwood dedicated a Memorial Walkway in memory of the public servants who lost their lives on February 7, 2008. The Walkway is located along the north perimeter of Kirkwood City Hall, adjacent to the train tracks. A plaque for each individual, along with a lighted pole and nearby bench, were dedicated for Mayor Mike Swoboda, Police Officer Thomas Ballman, Police Sergeant William Biggs, Councilmember Connie Karr, Councilmember Michael H.T. Lynch, and Public Works Director Kenneth Yost.

Parks

McEntee Memorial Park -- .5 Acre

Located at Madison and Clay
McEntee Memorial Park is located at the intersections of Clay and Madison just west of the Kirkwood Police Department. The park offers an excellent vantage point for viewing trains that use the Union Pacific tracks to the north of the park. A recently remodeled playground is a popular attraction for children while the picnic tables, Optimist Club gazebo, and benches offer a place for adults to relax. A special memorial was erected in July 2006 in honor of slain Kirkwood Police Sergeant William L. McEntee, who was killed in the line of duty on July 5, 2005. The park was renamed in his honor. The Park offers a connection to the Memorial Walkway that was constructed in 2010.