City of Ward


I’m Charles “Charlie” Gastineau, Mayor of the City of Ward.  I'd like to welcome you to our website.  The 2020 Census shows Ward as the second largest city in Lonoke County and the 2nd fastest growing community in the Metroplan (central Arkansas) area with a population of 6,052.  Ward is, by definition, a bedroom community with most of our working residents commuting to and from work in other cities.  It is my commitment to move Ward ForWard, opening new opportunities for businesses and new residents alike to find a home in Ward.  If you are looking to locate to a growing community that still has that small-town charm, consider making Ward your new home. I encourage all Ward residents to get involved in the community--- volunteer to coach a youth sports team, or just to help with our Parks & Recreation Department, join the Chamber of Commerce, attend a church of your choosing, start a non-profit, or…. open your own business.   This is YOUR community...get involved!  My email address is and my city cell phone number is 501-743-2501. Contact me with your concerns, comments, and ideas for our city.  Join us as we move Ward ForWard. 


Planning Commission Meeting

Opening for Ward City Council

Upgrade Master Street Plan
The City is working with Metroplan
to upgrade its Master Street Plan
Land Use along with
what will be a new combined Subdivision/Zoning Regulation.
Please click link below to view the map.
This is intended to be a guide 
for the future developments in the 
city's zoning boundary. This is also posted at City Hall for your review.
Comments can be directed to These will be complied and addressed at a 

Go Pink  For the Cure Day
​October 1, 2021

Recycle Bin Questions
Due to shortage of staff
Recycle Bins are taking longer to be replaced in all locations, including here at Ward Municipal Complex.
If you need to recycle before the box is replaced please see schedule below at 975 Frontage Road, Lonoke, AR
to take your recycling
Tuesday 9AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9AM - 2 PM
Thursday 9AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9AM - 2 PM
1st Saturday of the month
9AM - 2PM


 Mailing Address: PO Box 237, Ward, AR 72176
​Physical Address: 405 Hickory St, 
Ward, AR 72176

City Phone: 501-843-7686
Water Department Phone: 501-843-2271
Email Address:
City Office Hours  8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch

After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency 501-259-0950

Ward Police Department Non-Emergency 501-843-6351