The Surprise City Council approved an update to the Surprise Parks and Recreation Master Plan on Dec. 15, 2015.
The plan provides goals for recreation amenities and open space so that the city will be able to meet the needs of the population as it continues to grow. Goals include reinvesting in the city’s existing parks, promoting active recreation, sports and sports tourism, providing a connected park experience and pursuing opportunities to create and acquire new parks and open space. By 2030, the goal is to have a total of 1,200 acres of new public parks, which includes one new 200-acre city park, six new 25-acre community parks and 847 acres of open space.
The estimated cost of the plan is $260.2 million. Though portions of the plan may be eligible for development impact fees, other funding sources will be required to complete the park system elements listed in the plan.