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Virginia Mungovan, Manager

For Immediate Release

City of Surprise Opens Recruitment for Parks & Recreation Director

Surprise, AZ (May 10, 2021) The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced servant leader to support and guide an accredited Parks & Recreation Department as Parks and Recreation Director. 

Strong candidates will be visionary team leaders who exhibit high energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. They will have experience across a variety of parks and recreation operations; and have a proven record of thinking big while following through with tangible, high-value results.

The Parks & Recreation Director application period runs May 10 – May 30, and the city anticipates filling the position in July 2021.

For more information and the application link, please visit

The position opened following the retirement of Director Donna Miller. Assistant Parks & Recreation Director Paul Frie is currently serving as Interim Parks & Recreation Director

To learn more about the Surprise Parks & Recreation Department, please visit

City of Surprise 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000