Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus
Discover the Garfield connection . . .
Garfield City Hall . . .
the heart of City life
Southern Garfield and nearby Beaver Lake
Nestled in the Ozarks
Predawn blush viewed
from southeastern Garfield
Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve
A place to relax . . .
a place to explore . . .
within and bordering
Garfield City limits
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the City of Garfield Website!
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.
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.