US-62 on the west side of Garfield, Arkansas

Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus

Discover the Garfield connection . . .

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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 Garfield City Hall at 14655 S. Wimpy Jones Road, Garfield, Arkansas
City Hall, Garfield, Arkansas

Open City Council Meetings at City Hall

The Garfield City Council meets at City Hall each month to conduct legislative business for the City of Garfield. The City Council's monthly meetings are open to the public.

The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 6:00 PM. Follow the link below to view the City Council Meeting Agenda for the February meeting.

February City Council Meeting Agenda
The City Council's wooden gavel at City Hall in Garfield, Arkansas
Garfield City Council gavel at the ready

Garfield City Council Vacancy

The Garfield City Council consists of four elected aldermen, two from each of the City Wards. Currently, the Council is seeking to fill an open position: Ward Two, Position One. The City Council will interview applicants for the open Ward Two position at the regular monthly meeting in February — Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Applicants must satisfy specific requirements, as detailed in the Notice of Vacancy. Learn more below.

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West entrance of Hamilton Park in Garfield, Arkansas
West entrance of Hamilton Park in Garfield

Public Supports Improving the City Park

The Garfield Planning Commission held a public forum on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, to provide an opportunity for citizens to suggest ways in which Hamilton Park might be improved. An engaged public presence at the forum produced several suggestions for improving the City park, including the expansion of the current pavilion or addition of another pavilion and the improvement of the walking trail. To learn more about the January 15 public forum, 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)