CITY OF SURPRISE
PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY
SEPTEMBER 13, 2005 / 6:00 PM
SURPRISE REGIONAL LIBRARY
16089 N. BULLARD AVENUE
SURPRISE, ARIZONA 85374
- Roll Call
Renner, Vice-Chairman; Jack Berwind, Ruby Koch, Ron Jensen. ABSENT:
Jack Hitchcock, Alex Theis, Wayne Turner
& Recreation Services Staff: Mark A. Coronado – Director, Melissa Miller – Manager, Donna Miller – Recreation Manager, Deb Oberdank – Administrative Assistant
EDAW: Jay Hicks, Monina Ramirez
Community & Recreation Services Minutes of April 18, 2005
approve the minutes of the April 18, 2005
Jensen /2nd Jack Berwind
4 – yes/0 - No
Chairman Report –
Introduce new CRS Board Members, Ruby Koch & Ronald Jensen
Recreation Services Director Report
– Director CRS, gave an update on all of the programs currently going on at the
Recreation Campus, and those coming up.
Girls Volleyball (summer): 27% increase, 18 teams/207 participants. Volleyball
Camp (summer): New program 71 participants. Fall Sports: 10% increase, Soccer
(fall) 92 teams/873 participants, Flag Football (Fall): 46 teams/517
participants. Upcoming Sports: Girls Volleyball/Coed Tee-ball /Coed Hockey
(Roller & Street). Special interest Classes: 59% Increase, Fall: 140
classes/1,281 participants. Youth Programs: Summer Recreation: 408
participants: 7% increase. Tot Time: 87 participants per week: 74% increase.
Adult Sports: 28% Increase – Coed Softball 12 teams, Men’s Softball (Tues &
Fri): 6 Teams. Men’s Softball (Sat): 12 Teams.
58,470 participants, 8% increase. Red Cross Programs: 1,954 participants: 68%
increase. Special Events: 938 participants, 6% increase (Itty Bitty beach
parties, Teen Splashes, Dive in Movie, 4th of July. Teams: 227
participants, 29% Increase. (Dive Team, Recreation Swim Team, Swim School).
Surprise: Native Music Festival: Co-sponsored by the Heard Museum.
October 22: 8-Acre Multipurpose Field. Surprise Party: Presented by El
Paso BBQ, December 3: Surprise Community Park. Founder’s Day:
Celebration of City of Surprise 45 years, November 19, 2005.
Fightin’ Falcons: Dates: May 26 – August 28, 2005, 51 Home Games, Announced
Agreement between Dysart Unified School district and the City of Surprise for the Surprise Farms subdivision.
land for use by Dysart Unified School district for Elementary, preschool and
parking. Dysart will also build additional baseball fields which the City will
have use of. City will save fees with IGA. Deed transfer - City dedicating land to Dysart Unified School district.
ACTION: Motion to approve Ruby Koch/2nd Jack
Berwind (Approved to send to Council)
Future Special Event’s: Founder’s Day, Surprise Party, Heard in Surprise,
Heard In Surprise: Native Music Festival:
Co-sponsored by the Heard Museum. October 22: 8-Acre Multipurpose Field.
Surprise Party: Presented by El Paso BBQ,
December 3: Surprise Community Park.
Founder’s Day: Celebration of City of Surprise 45 years, November 19, 2005. More information to come.
CIP Update/EDAW Presentation by Jay Hicks and Monina Ramirez
town site, Family Park. Will rejuvenate Original Town. Expected to be done
in 6-9 months.
at Original town site. Will rejuvenate older areas make the area more
appealing to residents. Lizard Run will have Walkways, Bikeways, multi-use.
Heritage Grant will be funding, which is funded by the lottery.
areas. Basketball courts, Aquatics center with lazy river, whirl pool &
splash areas. An Aquatics Clubhouse with viewing room. Will have
Maintenance Facility. Community Clubhouse, Sports fields, Softball fields.
Lots of parking. Granite & soft surfaces. Play areas for all ages. With
an amphitheater. Willow Canyon High School is very excited they will have
access to the fields & pool.
Baseball Complex will have 3 fields, Rec. Building/Concession Stand, Dugouts
w/Bat Swing, Bullpens, Paved parking, Playground and Practice Field. Possible
Retention areas. The area will also house a Fire Station.
DreamCatcher Park will be utilized by Special
Olympics. “Mini-Stadium” The DreamCatcher Park will have fields and surfaced
areas, meeting rooms in the Recreation Center for special classes, Lots of
shade. The Sundancer’s Organization will be Co-Sponsoring.
courts with Pickle Ball courts as well and a club house. The City of Surprise has an RFP out
looking for a 3rd party operator.
Sierra Montana Recreation Center
Located at Sunrise Elementary School. Recreation center will be used for classes, summer programs.
Next meeting November 8, 2005 @ 6pm in the library.
Motion to Adjourn - Jack Berwind – 2nd Ron
Stevens, Deputy City Clerk
SPECIAL NOTE: PERSONS WITH SPECIAL
ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS, INCLUDING LARGE PRINT MATERIALS OR INTERPRETER, SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE @ 623-583-1000 OR 623-583-1098, BY NO LATER
THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING TIME.