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
Dialog at the monthly Garfield City Council Meeting
Dialog at the monthly Garfield City Council Meeting

City Council Monthly Meetings

The Garfield City Council holds its regular monthly meeting at City Hall on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. The meeting is held in the Alderman Terry Warren Room and open to the public.

To view the City Council Meeting Agenda for each Council meeting, go to the City Council & Attorney page and scroll down to the City Council Meeting Agenda section.

The monthly City Council Meeting provides citizens a "front-row" perspective as the City's legislative business is conducted. The meeting venue also gives a convenient place for dialog with City Council members.

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The Short Stop Giant Cones!
Home of the Giant Ice Cream Cones!

The Short Stop Grill in Garfield

Are your hungry for ice cream? Try a famous giant ice cream cone from the Short Stop Grill in Garfield.

Under new ownership in 2019, the Short Stop Grill offers three primary services at one location in central Garfield along US-62 (Marshall Street): restaurant, gas station, and convenience store.

If you are in a hurry, call in your order and stop by the Short Stop's drive-up window for pickup. The Short Stop Grill is open seven days a week from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

To read more about the Short Stop Grill, follow the link below. To learn more about other Garfield businesses, visit the Business Directory.

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Garfield Elementary School in Garfield, Arkansas

National Preservation Month Proclaimed

At the May meeting of the Garfield City Council, Mayor Gary Blackburn presented a proclamation designating May 2019 as National Preservation Month.

Cosponsors of the Preservation Month designation included the City of Garfield, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the National Park Service, and the National Register of Historic Places.

Local historic sites include the Garfield Elementary School, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park.

To read the National Preservation Month proclamation, 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)