Parks & Recreation

  1. To minimize the potential spread of illness by reducing opportunities to gather, Surprise is closing all city park amenities and facilities. City libraries are managed by Maricopa County Library District and are also closed to the public.

    The closure includes: playgrounds, water fountains, basketball courts, pickle ball courts, dog parks, skate park, splash pads, restrooms, volleyball courts, and tennis and racquet courts. 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.

Recreation Times Magazine

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