US-62 on the west side of Garfield, Arkansas

Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus

Discover the Garfield connection . . .

The City Hall of Garfield, Arkansas

 

                     Garfield City Hall . . .

                        the heart of City life

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Southern Garfield and nearby Beaver Lake

Nestled in the Ozarks: predawn blush viewed from southeastern Garfield, Arkansas

Nestled in the Ozarks

Predawn blush viewed
from southeastern Garfield 

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield, Arkansas

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve

A place to relax . . .
a place to explore . . .
within and bordering
Garfield City limits

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield, Arkansas
The City Council's wooden gavel at City Hall in Garfield, Arkansas
Garfield City Council Gavel

June City Council Meeting

The Garfield City Council meets at City Hall each month on the second Tuesday to conduct legislative business for the City of Garfield. These regular monthly meetings are open to the public and begin at 6:00 PM.

The minutes from each City Council meeting are prepared by Recorder-Treasurer Teresa Vining and reviewed by Mayor Gary Blackburn before being posted online at the City of Garfield website under City Council & Attorney.

At the following month's City Council meeting, the minutes from the previous month's meeting are presented for approval by the Council.

Follow the link below to see the current City Council Meeting Minutes from the June meeting.

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Playground equipment in Hamilton Park, Garfield, Arkansas
Playground equipment in Hamilton Park

City to Seek FUN Park Grant

On June 11, 2019, a special public forum was held at Garfield City Hall concerning the need for additional funding for renovating Hamilton Park.

Information was presented about a grant program called the FUN Park Grant, from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Citizens discussed needed improvements to Hamilton Park, including better park lighting and renovations to provide compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

At the Garfield City Council meeting that followed the special public forum, the City Council passed a resolution (Resolution 150) to authorize the submission of an application by the City for the FUN Park Grant. Follow the link below to read the minutes from the special public forum and Resolution 150.

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Garfield awarded Rural Community Grant

Garfield Receives State Grant Award

The City of Garfield has received the Arkansas Rural Community Grant, from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Division of Rural Services.

The State grant award in the amount of $15,000 was presented by Governor Asa Hutchinson to Garfield representatives, Water Clerk Stacy Thompson and Recorder-Treasurer Teresa Vining at the Arkansas Rural Development Conference on May 16, 2019, in Hot Springs.

The grant funds will be used by the City of Garfield to pave the walking trail at Hamilton Park. Matching funds by the City will also contribute toward the completion of the recreational trail.

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Welcome to the City of Garfield Website!


Gary Blackburn, Mayor of Garfield, Arkansas, and faithful companion Smoki
Mayor Gary Blackburn and Smoki

Abraham Lincoln’s barber, William de Fleurville, was about to shave his beard, when Mr. Lincoln said, “Willie, let’s give them a chance to grow.” And grow they did.

I believe, the day will come when people will say, “They gave the City of Garfield a chance to grow and grow it did.”

On behalf of the Garfield City Council, I welcome you to our new City of Garfield website. I believe you will find the contents of this site to be informative, enlightening, and entertaining.

As you browse about, please pay attention to our local business partners. When you “Buy In Garfield,” you automatically become a B.I.G. Spender, and thereby further the growth of the City of Garfield.

If you are a first-time visitor to our website, I encourage you to browse content about the historic Garfield Elementary School, with its iconic Bell Tower, and our own Hamilton Park. Also, Garfield is near travel destinations in the region, including Beaver Lake, Lost Bridge Village, the Pea Ridge National Military Park, and the Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve. No trip to Northwest Arkansas would be complete without a visit to one or more of these local jewels.

Iconic Bell Tower of the historic Garfield Elementary School

Lastly, it is my hope that this website will be the “tie that binds us together,” as citizens, tourists, businesses, and government. God Bless America, and God Bless Garfield.


"Garfield is probably one of the only cities in America where ordinary citizens are reading ordinances and are actively participating in public meetings." (Andy Shook, Planning Commissioner)
"I love the Short Stop burgers and ice cream! We drive from Pea Ridge to get them!" (Connie Dingman of Pea Ridge)
"Garfield is . . . located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. . . . We love the small-town atmosphere and friendly people. We are just a few miles from Beaver Lake, as well as other cities. . . . Garfield is one of God's Blessings to us." (James Teeselink, Alderman)
"I pass through Garfield frequently from Southwest Missouri heading down to NWA. I love that your elementary school looks like a castle." (Adrienne Jones of Southwest Missouri)
"We love Garfield--a small, supportive community of 'Neighbors helping Neighbors.'" (Kathy Shook, Alderman)
"We moved our family to Garfield because of the natural beauty and ability to enjoy the outdoors in our own backyard." (Devin Mulvania of Garfield)
Love living in this small town by the lake :) it's beautiful here :) (Sherri McCasland, Serendipity Salon Owner)
"I love our location, Garfield address but just a few minutes from Pea Ridge and Rogers and yet close to the Lake and camping also!" (Cerena Rogers Pruitt of Garfield)
"Garfield is a laid back town and close enough to bigger towns for shopping." (Allen Koonce of Garfield, Arkansas)