US-62 on the west side of Garfield, Arkansas

Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus

Discover the Garfield connection . . .


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
City Council Meeting at Garfield City Hall
City Council Meeting at Garfield City Hall

December 11 City Council Meeting

On the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM, the Garfield City Council meets at City Hall to consider legislative business concerning municipal operations. These monthly meetings of the City Council are open to the public. To review the Meeting Agenda for the December 11 City Council Meeting, follow the Learn More link below.

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Mayor Gary Blackburn and Alderman James Teeselink celebrate their re-election victories in the 2018 Midterm Election.
Mayor Blackburn and Alderman Teeselink

Mayor and Alderman Win Election Bids

Mayor Gary Blackburn and Alderman James Teeselink have won their re-election bids. Mayor Blackburn will serve another 4-year term as the Mayor of Garfield, and Alderman Teeselink will serve another 2-year term on the Garfield City Council, representing Ward 2 in Position 2. Both new terms will commence on January 1, 2019. To learn more about the local races in the 2018 Midterm Election, follow the Learn More link below.

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Fall Citywide Cleanup Day in Garfield, Arkansas, November 3, 2018
Fall Citywide Cleanup Day in Garfield

Fall Citywide Cleanup Day in Garfield

Citizens of Garfield packed up items for disposal and headed to the Garfield City Shop on Saturday, November 3, 2018, for the Fall Citywide Cleanup Day. Waste Management, Inc., of Northwest Arkansas provided a list of acceptable and unacceptable items for disposal and disposed of the collected items. To read more about the Fall Citywide Cleanup Day, follow the Learn More link below.

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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)