Each year, the City of Kirkwood's Parks and Recreation Department hosts a competitive run on the morning of Thanksgiving.  Two races are involved - a 3-mile and a 6-mile course - through scenic Kirkwood and Webster Groves.  Registration for the current year typically opens in October.  For additional information, please visit the following page on this Website:

Community Center Redevelopment / Proposed
Performing Arts Center

Over the past three years, a lot of work and discussion has gone into an evaluation of the City's current Community Center as well as the proposed construction of a new Performing Arts Center.  The project is a large and complex one, with many facets to track. Here is where that project now stands:

  • Kirkwood City Council voted in December 2017 to issue bonds to fund improvements to the Community Center and construction of a new Performing Arts Center (PAC), which will be located on Monroe Avenue at S. Taylor Avenue, in downtown Kirkwood. 
  • Prior to this vote, Council approved the hiring of Hercules Construction Management to serve as the City's "Owner's Representative" for this project. 
  • Since the bonds were issued in December, Council has reviewed updated conceptual plans (below) for the PAC that add a Studio or "Black Box" Theater and additional support space to the building. This transfers the multipurpose and meeting space, originally conceived for the Community Center, to the new Performing Arts Center. 
  • The current projected cost for the Performing Arts Center as envisioned is $25 million.
  • A feasibility study to investigate raising additional funds was also authorized in February by Council.

Please click here to see the current proposed designs for the Performing Arts Center.

Final Community Center Feasibility Study

Performing Arts Center Feasibility Study

Report on Survey Results