I have lived in Kirkwood Missouri since 1984. My purpose is to share the wonderful Kirkwood Park.
Taken off the website... http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/parks/parkssystem.htm
"Kirkwood Park -- 92 Acre Site
Located at Adams & Geyer Rds.
Kirkwood Park is located at the intersection of Adams and Geyer Road. The most heavily used of all Kirkwood's parks, Kirkwood Park features an outdoor amphitheater, 19 picnic sites, 2 pavilions, 5 softball fields, 10 tennis courts, 2 handball courts, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts, a playground, and a spray fountain. Walker Lake provides fishing year-round including participation in the Missouri Department of Conservation trout program over the winter. Annual events held in the park include the Freedom Fiesta in July, the Greentree Festival in September, and summer concerts. The Kirkwood Community Center, Robert G. Reim Theater and the Recreation Station Aquatic Center and Ice Arena are all located in the southeast corner of the park."
My version of Kirkwood Park;)
- Ice Rink- I spent many Friday nights there as a younger child and now my daughter goes there with her friends. There is a café area for snacks and meals. Another area with a fireplace and Lounge area. They provide skate rentals and also have lessons available.
- Kirkwood Community Center- the ice rink, large gymnasiums and conference rooms are available for rent. There are plenty of activities including volleyball, organized paintball, hip hop lessons, yoga, etc... You can also find the indoor audiatorium in the same building and they put on plays and hold award ceremonies for the kids.
- Kirkwood pool
- Diving pool- this is the pool that has the diving boards and where most of the pre-teen and teens hang out. Depth 5 feet to 12 feet.
- Family Pool- This is the pool that families with children under 10 spend their time together. It starts on a slope and has a slow incline until it gets to 4 feet deep.
- Kiddie Pool- this is typically where you would find children under 5 years of age with a parent.
- Lazy River- This is a waterway that leads all around the complex and has waterfalls. There is actually a morning class exercise class where you walk against the water for resistance training.
- Slides- Must be at least 48 inches tall to ride on the slides.
- Playgrounds- They are two playgrounds one for older kids and one for toddlers.
- Sport Fields
- Tennis courts
- Theaters- the outdoor theater holds small productions in the summer and an open area.
Thank you for reading about Kirkwood Park, I have very fond memories of the park from throughout my childhood and also as an adult.
I guess I will throw in my most recent personal story full of embarrassment... here goes- I was riding my daughters Razor scooter around the playground while she was playing with some friends. Of course, my phone rings- I am a real estate agent... So I answer it while riding... Yep- you guessed it. The scooter hit a crack in the pavement and I went flying- about 45 people saw it;) I think back and laugh about it and my friends laugh harder- I didn't skip a beat on the phone call. I was flat on my belly and still talking to a client on the phone as I tried to figure out what just happened to me...