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
Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas
Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas

Garfield's Quality Drinking Water

Garfield is blessed to have quality drinking water from nearby Beaver Lake. The water is treated by the Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority.

Every month City of Garfield personnel take multiple drinking water samples and send them to the Arkansas Department of Health for bacteriological testing. Residents may check on the City website at the Water Department page to see the latest available results of this testing.

Each year the Garfield Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is published and provides results of tests performed on water samples taken during the previous year. To see the Garfield Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2018, follow the link below or visit the Water Department page and scroll down to Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

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PICO Lures in Garfield, Arkansas
Making fishing great since 1933

Arkansas Lures PICO Lures

In 2017 Mitch and Scherry Glenn purchased the fishing tackle company PICO Lures, which was based in Texas, and moved it to Northwest Arkansas.

The PICO Lures slogan is "Making fishing great since 1933." The company was founded in 1933 by Fred Nichols as the Padre Island Company (PICO) in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Products manufactured by PICO Lures include tackle for crappie, bass, and walleye. The PICO Lures website offers an extensive catalog of fishing products, such as, hard baits, jigs, tubes, and more.

While you are checking out the fishing tackle, take a few minutes and read Mitch's blog to learn more about being a great fisherman.

Explore PICO Lures and other Garfield businesses in the Business Directory.

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2019 Garfield Planning Commission

Planning Commission on a Mission

For twenty-seven years, the Garfield Planning Commission has been working on behalf of the residents of Garfield to preserve and develop a well-planned and safe municipality.

The Planning Commission has a five-fold purpose involving city planning: to prepare a plan of the municipality, to make recommendations about proposals for development, to prepare planning regulations, to recommend ordinances to the City Council to implement plans, and to advise city government and other public entities.

The 2019 Planning Commission is a five-member body that brings more than 30 years of combined experience in municipal planning to the business of making decisions about land use in the Garfield community. Check out the link below for more details about this year's Planning Commission.

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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)