Parks & Recreation

  1. In anticipation of Governor Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order expiring May 15, the city of Surprise is preparing to open select recreational amenities that allow for appropriate physical distancing, including tennis courts, pickleball courts and dog parks. The city of Surprise is maintaining all other facility and amenity closures and program cancelations until further notice for health and safety reasons, as well as to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19 to the city’s budget. Learn more…


The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for recreational and special event programming, facility operations and ground maintenance of existing facilities and city parks.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department to enrich and complement the lives of Surprise residents through stewardship of our resources while providing responsive programs which promote and prioritize diversity, cultural, neighborhood, family, education, recreation and wellness opportunities.

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