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


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

April City Council Meeting

The Garfield City Council met for its regular monthly meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The meeting was open to the public.

The Council received feedback from Scott Borman, General Manager of the Benton and Washington Regional Public Water Authority, about the impact of recently passed Ordinance #180, which regulated vehicle dimensions and load weights for trucks moving on roads within the City limits of Garfield. In response to the reported inhibitory impact of the ordinance on a water storage tank project in Garfield, the City Council voted to repeal Ordinance #180.

To learn more about the business conducted at the April City Council Meeting, follow the Learn More link below.

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Garfield tap water
Tap water in Garfield, Arkansas

Garfield Water Losses in March

At the Garfield City Council Meeting in April, Water Clerk Stacy Thompson presented the water report for the month of March. New water meters were installed in March during the normal meter reading time. Consequently, water loss during this period was based on estimates.

Mayor Gary Blackburn announced that an official with Pea Ridge Military Park has indicated that the Park will help reimburse the City of Garfield for water loss due to a leak at the Park, once contractors have repaired the water line.

To learn more about the March water report and other business conducted at the April City Council Meeting, follow the link below.

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Public Forum on City Zoning Ordinance

On April 25, 2019, there will be a public forum at City Hall, starting at 6 PM. The Garfield Planning Commission has scheduled the forum to provide the public with an opportunity to give feedback about possible changes to the City's zoning regulations for residential areas.

Currently, lots in residential zoning districts in Garfield are required by Ordinance #153: The City of Garfield Zoning Ordinance to be a minimum of 1 acre in size. The citizens of Garfield will consider a reduction in the minimum lot size to one half acre, for lots that pass a percolation test for an adequate soil absorption rate.

To learn more about the April public forum and Ordinance #153, follow the 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)