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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 Hall Offices Closed on Labor Day

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. There will be NO SANITATION on the holiday, and all routes will be delayed by a day all week. Other holiday information:

~ The Ice Rink and the Community Center office will be closed on the holiday.

~All pools will be open on Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Pool closes for the season at 6:00 p.m. 

Dog Pool Parties will be held on September 2 and 4.

Click here for more information.

City Announces Holiday Dates for 2015

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on the following date in 2015:
~ New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday: Monday, January 19
~ Washington’s Birthday: Monday, February 16
~ Memorial Day: Monday, May 25
~ Independence Day: Friday, July 3
~ Labor Day: Monday, September 7
~ Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26
~ Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 27
~ Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24
~ Christmas Day: Friday, December 25

For Sanitation Holiday dates, please click here.

Kirkwood Rotary Ramble Registration Now Open for September 6 Race

Registration is now open for the 2014 Greentree Festival Rotary Ramble.  This year there will be a 5k, 10k, and a one-mile fun Walk, all on Saturday, September 6.  Register before August 25 to be guaranteed a tee-shirt.  Packet Pick-Up will be Friday, September 5,a t the pool, or on the day of the Ramble, also at the pool.  For age group breakdown, awards, check-in / start times, costs - or to register, please visit their Website at www.kirkwoodrotary.org.

Construction on City Hall Facade and Lawn Continues

A project to enhance the façade of the historic Kirkwood City Hall on Kirkwood Road will begin the week of July 14 and continue through at least October.  PLEASE NOTE:  During Phase One of construction, the front lawn of City Hall will be unavailable for use by anyone attending Thursday night concerts at Station Plaza.

The scope of the project will involve the removal and replacement of the walkways and paved areas between City Hall and Kirkwood Road on the east side and between City Hall and the parking lot on the west side, as well as landscaping on both sides.

This project will be segmented into two major phases.  Phase One involves the east, or Kirkwood Road side, of City Hall, while Phase Two will take place on the west, or parking lot, side of City Hall.  During construction, parking will be slightly more limited, although City staff will park elsewhere to accommodate residents and visitors.

Phase One begins the week of July 14, when temporary fencing is installed along the east perimeter of the building and grounds, facing Kirkwood Road. The fencing will make the sidewalk in front of City Hall, along Kirkwood Road, inaccessible.  Pedestrians should plan to use the sidewalk on the other side of Kirkwood Road. Demolition of paved areas will follow.  The temporary fencing will remain in place until the completion of Phase One.  Phase One is estimated to be completed in September, barring any unforeseen complications or bad weather.

Phase Two of the project will begin immediately after the completion of Phase One.  Phase Two will involve construction on the west side of City Hall.

Pedestrian-Bicycle Master Plan Process Continues

The Planning Advisory Meeting for the Kirkwood Pedestrian-Bicycle Master Plan met on Monday, June 30, 2014. A summary of the meeting and associated documents have been posted to the Trailnet website: http://trailnet.org/2014/06/30/kirkwood-planning-advisory-committee-meeting-2-summary-documents/

    New Customer Service Form Allows for Anonymous Comments to City

    A new customer service form, the Neighborhood Caretaker Alert form, is now available to residents who prefer a hard-copy form and/or one that is anonymous to notify the City of problems or issues of importance.  The new form, which allows residents to communicate concerns, is an extension of the Citizens' Action Center, accessible here on the Website.  The hard-copy form, which includes a unique tracking number and two copies (one for the resident and one for the City), will allow residents to make anonymous comments and then check the Website, on this page, using their tracking number, to follow up on the outcome of their concern or complaint.  The forms may be picked up at City Hall, the Kirkwood Community Center, and the Kirkwood Public Library.  For additional information, please call 314-822-8506.

    Public Comments Are Invited on Emmenegger Park

    The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting public comment regarding Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park (in Kirkwood) and Possum Woods Conservation Area to aid staff in developing a 10-year management plan.  Interested persons or groups, including recreational users, neighboring landowners, conservation groups, elected officials, and  government agencies, are invited to view the proposed management plan at mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.  The plan includes a link for supplying comments and input.

     

    The plan will remain available for public comment during the entire month of August.  The public comment period for the Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park and Possum Woods Conservation Area plan will close August 31, 2014.

     

    Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park and the adjacent Possum Woods Conservation Area provide 134 acres of natural area for Kirkwood residents to enjoy. The nature park provides expanded interpretive and recreational opportunities in a riverine environment. Visitors can traverse through diverse natural communities, such as dolomite glades and woodlands, and riverfront forests.  MDC and the City of Kirkwood share in the operation of the park through a management agreement between the two agencies.

     

    Street Lighting Design Charette

    The first step toward the redesign of street lighting for downtown Kirkwood happened last week at a Design Charette conducted by Ross & Baruzzini.  Click here to download a copy of their presentation.  To read the notes from the Charette, click here.  Additional public meetings will be scheduled.

    50 Trees Program Calls for Site Nominations for 2014

    The organizers of the "50 Trees" street-tree planting program are requesting the help of Kirkwood residents to nominate street-tree planting sites for Fall 2014.  Plans call for about 65 trees to be planted in November 2014, bringing the five-year total to nearly 350 trees planted by Kirkwood volunteers. Kirkwood has been a Tree City USA since 1990.

    Nominated sites must meet certain requirements. They must be located inside the City right-of-way areas. This is typically a three- to four-foot area between the curb and sidewalk, although on streets with no sidewalks, the ROW may extend into the lawn area of the property.  The sites must also be clear of overhead power lines and underground utilities.  Residents who are interested and willing to care for a newly planted tree can email their site location and contact information to KeepKirkwoodGreen@ gmail.com. For more information, please visit: KeepKirkwoodGreen.wordpress.com.  Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come/first-served basis.  The trees are planted free of charge. However, monetary donations are welcome.  Click here to download the nomination form.