Photo by: Margy Terpstra
Historic Neighborhoods / Historic Downtown:
Many of Kirkwood’s neighborhoods have achieved inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, through the efforts of the City’s Landmarks Commission. Looking for something to do on a Saturday? Visit historic downtown Kirkwood, which in 2009 was approved for inclusion on the Registry. Don’t forget to visit the Kirkwood Train Station, followed by a meal in one of dozens of downtown restaurants, a walk through an historic neighborhood, or a visit to the Kirkwood’s Farmers’ Market.
Just visiting? Thinking of making the move to Kirkwood? Check out these links below:
PLACES TO VISIT, THINGS TO DO: Please also visit our Calendar of Upcoming Events to see what’s coming up in Kirkwood, to check the date and time for an upcoming board or commission meeting, or to access meeting agendas. City Council agendas are typically posted the Friday before a meeting, and board and commission agendas are posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.
COMMUNITY CENTER EVENTS: Many events held at the Community Center, such as the Model Train Show or the Rock and Gem Show, even if sponsored by non-City groups, will be listed here if they are of benefit to the Kirkwood community. So be sure to check out the Community Center Calendar on a regular basis.
KIRKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT: The district has received the “Distinction in Performance Award,” the state of Missouri’s highest recognition, each year since its inception. Some of the district’s current statistics include: 87% of teachers hold a master’s degree or higher; 42% of administrators hold doctorates. Teachers average 14.4 years of teaching experience, while administrators average 21 years of experience. Visit the District's Website for additional information.
NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET THERE? Our GIS staff creates and regularly updates maps of the City. Here is the most current version: CITY MAP. We also provide a map of City Parks, as well as maps of each individual park.
NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CITY OF KIRKWOOD? We have compiled some interesting information about the City’s history and demographics. If you want to know what’s been going on lately in Kirkwood, you can access the Press Room and recent press releases.
FARMERS' MARKET: The City of Kirkwood operates one of the oldest Farmers’ Markets in the region. Founded in 1976 as a bicentennial project, the market is located downtown, at 150 East Argonne, at the corner of Taylor Avenue. An annual Earth Day celebration in April, the Festival of Food and Flowers in May, and the Peach Festival each July are all held at the Market.
GREENTREE FESTIVAL: Every year, thousands flock to Kirkwood Park in September to hear live music, sample the great variety of food for sale, and check out the eclectic array of retail goods for sale from artists and artisans who come from all over the region to participate. There’s a parade on Saturday morning, a Folklife Festival with its own music, food, and artisans, and a rockin’ concert on Friday night to get the whole thing started. This year, join us on September 16, 17, and 18, 2011!!