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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 Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The City has released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2015.   You can download and read it here. 

Greentree Festival:  September 18, 19, 20 in Kirkwood Park

The theme for the 2015 Greentree Festival is “Greentree Circus Parade.”  The Festival is held annually in Kirkwood Park, located at the intersection of South Geyer Road and West Adams Avenue.  Here are just a few highlights, but look for the full schedule on the Festival Website at www.GreentreeFestival.com.  HIGHLIGHTS:

~ Festival Hours:   Friday night, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (No arts and crafts booths will be open Friday night, but many food and information booths will be open).  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ The Motown Revue takes the stage on Friday night at 6:30 in the Lions’ Amphitheatre. Click here to find the full Main Stage Entertainment schedule.
~ The annual Greentree Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday morning. See the Festival Website for route and street closures.
~ Wine Garden Hours:   Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m.  Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
~ Book Fair Hours:  Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m. (Early Bird Viewing is 5:00-7:00). Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Folklife Festival Hours:  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Other highlights:  180 Arts & Crafts Booths.  Kids’ Dog Show and Canine Frisbee Contest Friday night. Classic Car Show and Sailboat Regatta on Sunday.

City Issues Municipal Court Warrant Recall

In light of the legislation that will take effect on August 28, 2015, and in the spirit of the current amnesty activities in the St. Louis area, the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court has ordered the withdrawal of all existing warrants and re-docketing of all cases that were in warrant status. All warrants with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court have been cancelled, and these cases are being assigned new court dates. The Court will be mailing notices with new court dates to all defendants formerly in warrant status at their last known address.

Any person who had a case in warrant status with the City now has the opportunity to take responsibility, avoid reissuance of an arrest warrant, and address their pending matters with the Court. Any such person who does not receive a letter or who has moved is urged to contact the Court to obtain their new appearance date information. For cases in which defendants do not appear or otherwise address the matter, warrants and show cause orders will be reissued.

This warrant recall only applies to municipal ordinance violation cases as filed with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court.  This also will not apply to warrants the Judge issues after September 8, 2015.

Residents Can Request Tree Planting Sites

Residents and businesses in the City of Kirkwood can request that a City tree be planted in the parkway or right-of-way at the front of their residence or business.  Visit the Urban Forestry Commission page(here) on this Website, and click on the "Street Tree Request Form" on the right-hand gold navigation column.

Interested residents willing to help care for a tree should email contact information and exact location of the proposed site to KeepKirkwoodGreen@ gmail.com, or contact the program co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, at 314-822-8947, or Nancy Luetzow, at 314-965-1470.  For more information about the 50 Trees program, please visit their Website at KeepKirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.

Community Center Planning Continues

City Council received the Concept Design for a new Community Center and a proposed Performing Arts Center at its August 20 Work Session meeting.  An economic feasibility study is now being considered. To see the concept design for the two facilities, please click here to download and view the PowerPoint presentation in a PDF. 

 

 

 

City Hall / City Offices Will Close September 7 for Labor Day: Holiday Information

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We resume normal hours on Tuesday.
Other Holiday Information:

  • Sanitation will not be collected on the holiday.  All routes will be delayed by one day all week.  Monday routes move to Tuesday. Tuesday routes move to Wednesday, and so on.
  • The Community Center Office and the Ice Rink will both be CLOSED on the holiday. 
  • Pool Hours on Labor Day Weekend: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6: All Pools Open.
  • Pool Hours on Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Pool closes for the season at 6:00 p.m. on Labor Day.




Dog Pool Party Information

  • DOG POOL PARTY#1:  Tuesday, September 8, 5:00-7:00 -p.m.
  • DOG POOL PARTY #2  Thursday, September 10, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for dogs 25 pounds and smaller; 6:00-7:30 p.m. for all dogs.
  • $10 per dog/owner;  $3 for each additional person
  • Current shot records, DHLPP and Rabies, must be provided.  Sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for animal Legislation and Pool Paws for Humane Laws.


 

 

Parking Lot Closes in Downtown Kirkwood

The owner of the parking lot at 112a West Jefferson Avenue in downtown Kirkwood has indicated that effective September 1, the lot may no longer be available for use by the public.  

Kenneth Connor, who owns the property, had leased the lot to the City of Kirkwood for more than a dozen years.  The City was unable to come to what it considers a reasonable agreement to either purchase or continue leasing the lot from Connor.   In May 2015, Connor approached the City about either purchasing the property or entering into a new lease at approximately four times the cost of the current lease payment.   Over the next several months, the City attempted to reach an agreement with Connor but was unsuccessful.  As of September 1, the City of Kirkwood no longer leases the parking lot.   

The parking lot in question is located on West Jefferson, north of Argonne Alley.  The adjacent parking lot, which is south of Argonne Alley and directly behind several businesses, including Cornucopia, Racanelli’s Pizza, and the UPS Store, and to the east of the Bug Store, remains open. 

Visitors to Downtown Kirkwood can still find public parking in several other lots, including two other lots on West Jefferson and one on East Jefferson, the Train Station lot on Argonne Drive, as well as on-street parking along Clay Avenue, Argonne Drive, and both sides of Jefferson.  Additionally, visitors can access both Station Plaza garages on East Madison.   

Kirkwood City Council continues to seek an equitable and fair solution in the best interests of Kirkwood citizen taxpayers and business owners. City Council also apologizes for any inconvenience and confusion that may result from the current status of Mr. Connor's decision to discontinue leasing the lot for public use.

 

EnVision 2035 Planning Workshop in September Invites Residents to Participate

What is YOUR vision for the future of Kirkwood?  Residents can help shape the future of the community by being a part of the EnVision 2035 Comprehensive Planning process in two ways.  1) Complete the monthly surveys at www.Kirkwood2035.org.  2) Attend the Open Horse/Workshop on September 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.