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Parent & Tot Tennis class open for registration Parent & Tot Tennis class open for registration
Have fun with your little one while they learn the game of tennis! Class is for children ages 2-4.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 13 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 13
Drop off unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste. This event is free and for Surprise residents only!
RideChoice Update: Choice to enroll in new program or keep existing program thru Nov. RideChoice Update: Choice to enroll in new program or keep existing program thru Nov.
Beginning October 1, current RideChoice customers who reside in Surprise can either remain in the current RideChoice program through November or enroll in the new program.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; weekend work scheduled for Sept. 29 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; weekend work scheduled for Sept. 29
Read the latest update on the Bullard Avenue Multi-Modal Improvement project.
Surprise partners with Perfect Game to host Fall National Championships for club baseball teams Surprise partners with Perfect Game to host Fall National Championships for club baseball teams
Top club baseball teams from across the U.S. will play at Surprise Recreation Campus for one of Perfect Game’s premier national championship tournaments Sept. 21-24.
Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning
Register today and reserve your spot!
ADOT Loop 303 Pavement Preservation Project: I-10 to Happy Valley Pkwy ADOT Loop 303 Pavement Preservation Project: I-10 to Happy Valley Pkwy
The project is scheduled to begin late Friday, Sept. 21, and is scheduled for completion by 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on October 6 & help beautify Surprise Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on October 6 & help beautify Surprise
Show your community pride by helping with various community services projects!
Fall Break Camp Registration Opens Fall Break Camp Registration Opens
This fun-filled camp for 1st - 6th graders will be offered October 15-19.
Taller de Medicare para hispanoparlantes / Medicare workshop for Spanish speakers Taller de Medicare para hispanoparlantes / Medicare workshop for Spanish speakers
Asista a un taller de Medicare el 25 de Septiembre. Come to a Medicare workshop designed for Spanish speakers on September 25,
Bullard Improvement Project update; project remains on schedule to be substantially complete in Nov Bullard Improvement Project update; project remains on schedule to be substantially complete in Nov
Landscaping irrigation, protected bike lanes and two travel lanes in each direction, are on schedule to be completed in November.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Featuring Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Featuring Disney Pixar’s Cars 3
Join us for a free showing on Saturday, September 29! Gates open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 7 p.m.
Task Force discusses ways to honor combat-wounded veteran Brian Mancini Task Force discusses ways to honor combat-wounded veteran Brian Mancini
The City's Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force was presented with first-draft concepts to honor the late Brian Mancini, at their meeting on September 11.
Surprise Transit Study poll asks residents to weigh in on potential public transit funding options Surprise Transit Study poll asks residents to weigh in on potential public transit funding options
The online poll will be available until 5 p.m. September 28.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival series is back Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival series is back
Join us September 23 for live music, craft beers and wine, delicious food trucks and other outdoor fun!
RideChoice open houses set to review new service enhancements RideChoice open houses set to review new service enhancements
Surprise customers of Valley Metro’s RideChoice transportation program will see simplified ride booking and payment experiences, increased trip allowances, and an expanded provider network – including a new partnership with Lyft, effective October 1, 2018.
Amber alert for missing teen cancelled Amber alert for missing teen cancelled
The Amber alert issued for 14 year old Aubrey Gardner on September 9th, 2018 has been cancelled.
Amber alert issued for missing teen Amber alert issued for missing teen
An Amber Alert has been issued for a teen missing out of Surprise. 14 year old Aubrey Gardner was reported as missing from her home in Surprise on September 8, 2018. Aubrey is described as a white female, approximately 5’7” tall and 110 lbs in weight with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white T-Shirt with cartoon characters Lilo and Stitch, blue jeans, and skateboard shoes with roses imprinted on the toes.
Overnight closure of Waddell & Litchfield intersection Sept. 10-14 Overnight closure of Waddell & Litchfield intersection Sept. 10-14
Intersection will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. for pavement preservation work. Detours will be in place.
Surprise, DUSD win national award for video showing dangers of drunk driving Surprise, DUSD win national award for video showing dangers of drunk driving
The video aims to raise awareness about the dangers and life-changing consequences of drunk and distracted driving.
City of Surprise hosts industrial focused job fair Sept. 14 City of Surprise hosts industrial focused job fair Sept. 14
Meet local employers like IRIS USA, Southwest Products, Intrepid Tool Industries, Trimaco, Felix Construction Company, Janus International Group and more!
August 28th Primary Election results now final August 28th Primary Election results now final
Final Official city election results released by the Maricopa County Elections Department.
Learn to play tennis at Surprise Tennis University Learn to play tennis at Surprise Tennis University
Learn the fundamental skills of tennis in this 11-week program for adults.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; traffic signal foundation work begins at Sweetwater Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; traffic signal foundation work begins at Sweetwater
Sidewalks on both sides of Bullard remain open however sidewalks at Sweetwater may be closed intermittently while work is occurring.
RideChoice transportation program adds new, enhanced features for Surprise residents this fall RideChoice transportation program adds new, enhanced features for Surprise residents this fall
New program will offer expanded provider network and simplified booking process.
Registration opens for City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, baseball and softball Registration opens for City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, baseball and softball
Register by September 22!
Join us! Transit Feasibility Workshop on Sept 18; hear the results & see live transportation option Join us! Transit Feasibility Workshop on Sept 18; hear the results & see live transportation option
The final public workshop of the Transit Feasibility Study will be held in the City Hall Community Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, from 5-7 p.m.
City of Surprise distracted driving law goes into effect 9/6 City of Surprise distracted driving law goes into effect 9/6
Driving and using mobile devices that are not operating in a hands-free mode is illegal within Surprise city limits effective September 6.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet in November Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet in November
The swap meet will be held Saturday, November 10 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot.
9/11 Memorial at City Hall through September 9/11 Memorial at City Hall through September
The public is invited to view the city’s 9/11 Memorial in the lobby of City Hall throughout the month of September.
Task Force working to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini will meet 9/11 Task Force working to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini will meet 9/11
The community is invited to attend this meeting of the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force as they continue to discuss ways in which to honor Mancini.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; new traffic pattern in place Sept. 4 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; new traffic pattern in place Sept. 4
North and southbound traffic will be moved to the travel lanes on the east side of the medians, Greenway to Peoria. Left turns will be maintained at all intersections.
Major League Baseball announces 2019 Surprise Stadium Spring Training Schedule Major League Baseball announces 2019 Surprise Stadium Spring Training Schedule
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, has announced the 31-game 2019 Surprise Stadium Spring Training schedule. The City of Surprise will begin its 17th season of Cactus League Spring Training on Saturday, February 23 with the Royals taking on the Rangers.
UPDATED: Early Unofficial Primary Election Council votes announced UPDATED: Early Unofficial Primary Election Council votes announced
Early Unofficial city election results released by the Maricopa County Elections Department as of September 3. The County is still processing Election Day ballots. The results will be updated as the city receives the latest updates.
City offices closed Sept. 3 for Labor Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Sept. 3 for Labor Day; trash / recycling schedule change
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of September 3-7.
Tot Time in Surprise - Spaces Available! Tot Time in Surprise - Spaces Available!
Tot Time is a state licensed program that provides educational and recreational opportunities for children ages 3-5.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; paving along medians begins next week Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; paving along medians begins next week
Traffic patterns along Bullard Ave are tentatively scheduled to switch on the evening of September 3.
Free Resume Seminar in Surprise on Sept. 5 Free Resume Seminar in Surprise on Sept. 5
Sharpen your resume writing skills and land your next interview!
August 28 Primary Election results on web, TV August 28 Primary Election results on web, TV
The August 28 City Primary Election results will be posted to surpriseaz.gov and featured on Surprise TV, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 28.
Phoenix Business Journal recognizes Surprise Resource Center partner as Health Care Heroes finalist Phoenix Business Journal recognizes Surprise Resource Center partner as Health Care Heroes finalist
Congratulations to Roberta Ezratty on this great honor!
City of Surprise accepting Veterans Day Parade entries City of Surprise accepting Veterans Day Parade entries
Show your patriotic spirit and help honor those who have bravely served our country!
City of Surprise seeks event vendors & car show entries for 5th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande City of Surprise seeks event vendors & car show entries for 5th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande
The celebration is Saturday, October 13 from 5 - 10 p.m. at the Roy Villanueva Community and Recreation Complex.
Free Workshops: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning Free Workshops: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning
The city is hosting several free workshops in September. Register today!
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; Saturday work begins Aug 18 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; Saturday work begins Aug 18
Saturday work hours will continue through the month of August, weather permitting.
Decide Surprise GO Bond Pavement Preservation Projects begin in August Decide Surprise GO Bond Pavement Preservation Projects begin in August
Twelve areas are scheduled to receive treatment prior to the end of 2018!
Surprise Youth Earn Arizona Career Readiness Certificates Surprise Youth Earn Arizona Career Readiness Certificates
Students mastered seven core job skill areas through this program, which was offered in partnership with the Maricopa County Workforce Development Division.
Join a City of Surprise Adult Sports League this fall Join a City of Surprise Adult Sports League this fall
Leagues include softball, basketball, kickball, indoor volleyball, flag football, and soccer.
Cleanup Event September 8; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents Cleanup Event September 8; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents
It’s the perfect time to prune your landscape or clean out your garage!
Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy
Great information for HOA residents, board members and managers.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update for the week of Aug 13 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update for the week of Aug 13
Concrete pours for medians, Waddell to Cactus, begin this week. Drive Wise, Surprise!
Neighborhood Grant Program application now available Neighborhood Grant Program application now available
Neighborhoods can apply for small grants to fund neighborhood events, functions, or community improvements.
Council approves Distracted Driving Law Council approves Distracted Driving Law
Driving and using your mobile devices, that are not operating in a hands-free mode, is now illegal within Surprise city limits.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; median curb, irrigation work continues Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; median curb, irrigation work continues
Work to implement recommendations made by the Bullard Avenue Task Force continues as crews work to construct narrower medians between Greenway Road and Cholla Street.
Surprise Fire-Medical team with Ottawa Football in training partnership Surprise Fire-Medical team with Ottawa Football in training partnership
Spring Practice for the Ottawa University (OUAZ) Football Team included a new exercise- training with Surprise Fire-Medical Department's 300Fit physical fitness trainers.
Surprise offers tips, reminders to help drivers navigate back-to-school traffic Surprise offers tips, reminders to help drivers navigate back-to-school traffic
Make sure you know school zone traffic laws and have a plan for the back-to-school commute!
Surprise wins award for adaptive recreation program offered in partnership with Royals, Rangers Surprise wins award for adaptive recreation program offered in partnership with Royals, Rangers
Athletes had the opportunity to work on their baseball skills with some of their favorite Major League players.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; concrete pours begin for narrower medians Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; concrete pours begin for narrower medians
The speed limit will continue to be 25 miles per hour in the construction area except in school zones where the speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
Spring Training a tourism hit in Surprise Spring Training a tourism hit in Surprise
Spring Training brings in the people and the money to Arizona and as a proud Cactus League city, Surprise is feeling the benefits!
AZ TechCelerator launches new, responsive website AZ TechCelerator launches new, responsive website
Let us help you spark innovation; visit the new site and schedule a tour today!
City offers Folklorico Traditional Dance Class for youth City offers Folklorico Traditional Dance Class for youth
The program includes both dance instruction and an opportunity to perform at the City of Surprise Fiesta Grande event!
Cactus League produces windfall for Arizona economy Cactus League produces windfall for Arizona economy
$373 million for Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product; Total Economic Impact is $644.2 million
Dive-in Movie featuring Disney’s “Coco” on August 4 at Surprise Aquatic Center Dive-in Movie featuring Disney’s “Coco” on August 4 at Surprise Aquatic Center
Tickets are $5 for Surprise residents and $8 for non-residents. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Surprise hosts Ken Griffey Jr. World Series & Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional tournaments Surprise hosts Ken Griffey Jr. World Series & Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional tournaments
Catch the last of the summer baseball tournament series in Surprise; games begin today!
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1, 3) Amendment Comment Period and Public Hearings Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1, 3) Amendment Comment Period and Public Hearings
The City has initiated a substantial amendment to both the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP1) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) action plans to re-allocate NSP funds to new activities. These amendments are supplements to the existing Annual Action Plans previously submitted to, and approved by, HUD.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project median work progresses, Greenway Rd to Cholla St Bullard Ave Improvement Project median work progresses, Greenway Rd to Cholla St
Drivers should expect reduced speed limits in the construction area; Drive Wise, Surprise, so everyone gets home safely!
Upcoming music, theater performances at West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise Upcoming music, theater performances at West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise
Catch the opening performance of the popular Lunchtime Theater series and the first performance of Arts HQ's new Sunset Series!
City offering up to $125 rebate for installing smart irrigation controllers City offering up to $125 rebate for installing smart irrigation controllers
Rebates will be processed until April 30, 2019 or fund depletion, whichever occurs first. Apply today!
New Adaptive Signal Control Technology activated along Bell Rd, Cotton Ln to 114th Ave New Adaptive Signal Control Technology activated along Bell Rd, Cotton Ln to 114th Ave
Pilot project aims to improve traffic flow, reduce travel time for Bell Road drivers.
Updated: Bullard Ave Improvement Project work continues in the medians, Greenway to Waddell Updated: Bullard Ave Improvement Project work continues in the medians, Greenway to Waddell
Please be aware of project crew members, bicyclists and pedestrians in the area. Drive Wise, Surprise!
Don Mattingly 17U Baseball World Series kicks off Friday in Surprise  Don Mattingly 17U Baseball World Series kicks off Friday in Surprise
Watch 16 teams from California, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona as they compete for the World Series Championship!
Surprise to update development & design standards; public meeting July 24 Surprise to update development & design standards; public meeting July 24
Our development and design standards are getting a comprehensive update, and we want you to join as we DevelopNEXT!
Touring outdoor photography exhibit “Neighbors” comes to Surprise, showcases residents Touring outdoor photography exhibit “Neighbors” comes to Surprise, showcases residents
Exhibit is an inclusive, expansive visual document of America through its people.
Become a Volunteer on Surprise Fire-Medical’s Community Emergency Response Team Become a Volunteer on Surprise Fire-Medical’s Community Emergency Response Team
Surprise Fire-Medical is offering free training for residents interested in volunteering in an emergency or disaster situation.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning
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Donate food to help erase hunger & your library fines! Donate food to help erase hunger & your library fines!
Maricopa County Library District’s annual Food for Fines program will take place July 6 – 15.
ADOT pavement improvement work scheduled on Grand Avenue (US 60), 163rd Ave - CAP canal ADOT pavement improvement work scheduled on Grand Avenue (US 60), 163rd Ave - CAP canal
Lane restrictions will be in place weekdays from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., July 11-27.
Bullard Ave construction project scheduled to begin July 9 Bullard Ave construction project scheduled to begin July 9
When complete, the multi-modal roadway will feature new traffic signals, raised medians and protected bike lanes.
Revised - Task Force begins work to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini Revised - Task Force begins work to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini
The city’s Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force met, Thursday, June 28, to begin discussing ideas in which to honor the late Brian Mancini.
Mark Coronado Park temporarily closed for event preparation Mark Coronado Park temporarily closed for event preparation
The park will reopen Wednesday, July 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Live in a HOA community? Make sure you check your neighborhood's rules before you spark up!
City offices closed July 4 for Independence Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed July 4 for Independence Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Plus, don't miss out on the city's Fourth of July celebrations!
Surprise hosts USA Baseball National Team Championships – 16U West Division Surprise hosts USA Baseball National Team Championships – 16U West Division
Watch more than 45 baseball teams compete for a championship title when the USA Baseball National Team Championships – 16U West Division comes Surprise July 1-6.
Register for youth fall sports leagues & classes Register for youth fall sports leagues & classes
The city is offering soccer and flag football leagues, as well as skills classes in basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. Register July 2 - 21.
Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning
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Connie Mack World Series qualifier kicks off this Friday in Surprise Connie Mack World Series qualifier kicks off this Friday in Surprise
This is your chance to see top talent from California, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico play right here in Surprise!
Council adopts Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan, Tourism Strategic Plan Council adopts Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan, Tourism Strategic Plan
Learn how the plans will guide the growth of arts and culture and tourism in the city.
City Council receives Decide Surprise bond projects and finance update City Council receives Decide Surprise bond projects and finance update
City of Surprise staff provided City Council with a Decide Surprise General Obligation Bond projects and financial update at Tuesday night’s Regular Meeting.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
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Celebrate Fourth of July with the City of Surprise Celebrate Fourth of July with the City of Surprise
This free event includes a rookie league baseball game at Surprise Stadium, live music at Mark Coronado Park and fireworks to end the night!
Stay cool at the pool this Fourth of July Stay cool at the pool this Fourth of July
Celebrate July 4 with games and activities, patriotic music and a poolside view of the City of Surprise annual fireworks show!
S&P upgrades city’s utility revenue bonds S&P upgrades city’s utility revenue bonds
S&P Global ratings has assigned an AA+ rating for the city’s Series 2018 senior-lien utility system revenue obligations.
Heat warning this week; hydration stations available Heat warning this week; hydration stations available
Plus, know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
Dive-in Movie at Surprise Aquatic Center to feature Jumanji Dive-in Movie at Surprise Aquatic Center to feature Jumanji
Event is Saturday, June 23. Get your tickets today!
City of Surprise seeking instructors and ideas for Special Interest Classes City of Surprise seeking instructors and ideas for Special Interest Classes
Special interest classes include things like dance and fitness, art, preschool, cooking, STEM and more!
Surprise youth showcase innovative solutions at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Surprise youth showcase innovative solutions at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Local high school students identified a community need and developed a product or service to address the need.
Task Force reconvenes to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini Task Force reconvenes to honor late Veteran resident Brian Mancini
At the request of the Surprise City Council the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force will reconvene, Thursday, June 28, to begin the process to identifying possible ways in which to honor the late Brian Mancini.
City opens application process for Community Outreach Program City opens application process for Community Outreach Program
The Surprise Community Outreach Program is an effort to support and grow qualified local programs and events to improve the health and welfare of Surprise residents.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission.
Dysart Road restrictions, Cactus to Peoria, beginning June 18 Dysart Road restrictions, Cactus to Peoria, beginning June 18
Dysart Rd will be restricted to one lane in each direction from Cactus Rd to Peoria Ave through August 5.
Wilson Premier Championships West Baseball Tournament kicks off Friday in Surprise Wilson Premier Championships West Baseball Tournament kicks off Friday in Surprise
This four-day tournament, featuring over 70 teams from across the U.S., will showcase the talents of some of the biggest high school baseball stars!
City Council adopts safety-focused FY2019 Budget City Council adopts safety-focused FY2019 Budget
Budget addresses safety needs for Information Technology, Police and Fire-Medical.
Try the Surprise Senior Center for free in June Try the Surprise Senior Center for free in June
We’re offering free memberships to all new participants for the month of June. Several classes, programs and social events are also free for the month.
Free HOA Connection Class on Fair Housing Laws, Public Safety Outreach Programs Free HOA Connection Class on Fair Housing Laws, Public Safety Outreach Programs
Class is Monday, June 11, 1-3 p.m. Register today!
Surprise Transit Study needs your help planning most popular routes Surprise Transit Study needs your help planning most popular routes
The online interactive Wikimap launches today; a public meeting to answer study-related questions is scheduled for June 13 at Surprise City Hall.
Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning
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City of Surprise swim lesson registration opens City of Surprise swim lesson registration opens
Private and group swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities!
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Moving Wall’ coming to Surprise in July Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Moving Wall’ coming to Surprise in July
The Moving Wall will be open 24 hours for viewing from July 5 at 9 a.m. – July 9 at noon.
Don’t sit out the Summer! Get in the game with City of Surprise youth sports camps! Don’t sit out the Summer! Get in the game with City of Surprise youth sports camps!
Registration is now open for a variety of City of Surprise Summer Break Youth Sports Camps, including volleyball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer and tennis.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.
City offices closed May 28 for Memorial Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed May 28 for Memorial Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Surprise trash and recycling customers only are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of May 28 – June 1.
Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice Of Tax Increase Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice Of Tax Increase
IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 42-17107, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS NOTIFYING ITS PROPERTY TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF SURPRISE'S INTENTION TO RAISE ITS PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OVER LAST YEAR'S LEVEL. THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OF $311,422 OR 4.2%.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
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City to host urban camping discussion in June City to host urban camping discussion in June
The city will host a public meeting to discuss an amendment to the city code related to urban camping on Wednesday, June 6.
Surprise, Arizona@Work offering free IT Certification training beginning in June Surprise, Arizona@Work offering free IT Certification training beginning in June
Sign up for an information session to learn more about the program including training locations and eligibility.
Voters ok city water election Voters ok city water election
Voters have approved the May 15th Water Election, authorizing City Council to complete negotiations with the Circle City Water Company (CCW) for the possible acquisition of the utility.
2018 Surprise Interfaith Breakfast to be held May 17; reserve your seat 2018 Surprise Interfaith Breakfast to be held May 17; reserve your seat
Only 50 seats remain for this free community celebration event.
Summer Adult Sports League Registration Opens May 14 Summer Adult Sports League Registration Opens May 14
Summer leagues include: Co-Ed and Men’s Softball; Men’s Basketball; Co-Ed Kickball; Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball; 4-on-4 Flag Football, and Co-Ed and Men’s Soccer.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 26 Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 26
Summer pool passes are on sale now!
City Council / Planning & Zoning to meet to talk Community Facilities Districts City Council / Planning & Zoning to meet to talk Community Facilities Districts
Joint meeting is Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party on May 24 Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party on May 24
Enjoy music, games, prizes, arts & crafts, pool fun and a special appearance by a magical mermaid! For kids ages 6 & under.
Phoenix Business Journal ranks City of Surprise as one of Valley’s Healthiest Employers Phoenix Business Journal ranks City of Surprise as one of Valley’s Healthiest Employers
Surprise placed sixth among midsized companies.
Residents love their city; focused on safety & economy in National Citizen Survey Residents love their city; focused on safety & economy in National Citizen Survey
The 2018 National Citizen Survey (NCS) results reveal more than 8 in 10 residents rate the quality of life in Surprise as excellent or good; and they recommend living here.
Outdoor painting party with SugarPlum Froyo at Surprise Community Park Outdoor painting party with SugarPlum Froyo at Surprise Community Park
Create an art piece, with the help of an art teacher, and enjoy some frozen yogurt afterwards!
Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise
Classes available on June 6, June 27 and July 18. Register today!
MCDOT Sun Valley Pkwy pavement rehab in Surprise begins May 7 MCDOT Sun Valley Pkwy pavement rehab in Surprise begins May 7
Motorists should expect lane restrictions through July 2018.
Watch the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships in Surprise May 8-12 Watch the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships in Surprise May 8-12
Ticket are on sale now!
“Despicable Me 3” Stadium Movie Night rescheduled to May 12 “Despicable Me 3” Stadium Movie Night rescheduled to May 12
Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m.
Loop 303 ramps at Cactus, Waddell roads restricted this weekend Loop 303 ramps at Cactus, Waddell roads restricted this weekend
Access from the freeway off-ramps to eastbound Cactus or Waddell roads will not available.
Union Hills & 107th Ave intersection to be closed May 4-21 Union Hills & 107th Ave intersection to be closed May 4-21
Drivers should plan to use alternate routes; access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.
Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on May 12 Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on May 12
Give back by helping with painting, cleaning/trash removal, landscaping and more!
City offering Recreation Day Camp at Sierra Montana Recreation Center City offering Recreation Day Camp at Sierra Montana Recreation Center
With the possibility of school closures later this week, the City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department will be offering a Recreation Day Camp.
Call to artists! Opportunity to feature art piece at Surprise City Hall Call to artists! Opportunity to feature art piece at Surprise City Hall
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on May 14.
Join us for Surprise Safety Day on May 5 Join us for Surprise Safety Day on May 5
Enjoy emergency vehicle and equipment displays, water safety and CPR demos and more! Plus, we're offering free swim lesson assessments and will be conducting swim team tryouts.
Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning
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City of Surprise Talent Show Takes Center Stage April 24 City of Surprise Talent Show Takes Center Stage April 24
Local youth, teens and adults will perform a variety of acts!
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features Despicable Me 3 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features Despicable Me 3
Join us Saturday, April 21 on the lawn of Surprise Stadium! Free Admission.
2018 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in! 2018 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in!
Thanks to the 3,000+ people who voted! Now, see who topped the list of favorite locally-owned businesses.
FY2019 Recommended Budget focuses on safety FY2019 Recommended Budget focuses on safety
City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Recommended Budget to City Council at Tuesday’s Work Session, that is built on the foundation of safety- for residents; city infrastructure/technology; and the city’s financial position.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
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2018 State of the City Address is future-focused 2018 State of the City Address is future-focused
Growing a downtown, building community wealth, enhancing public transit via autonomous vehicle options and highlighting ways to maintain a Connected Surprise, were all addressed in Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2018 State of the City speech, Monday night from West-MEC’s Lightbox.
Surprise Senior Center closed today due to power outage Surprise Senior Center closed today due to power outage
All activities and Senior Bus routes have been cancelled.
Surprise public transit study continues; public meetings planned for later this year Surprise public transit study continues; public meetings planned for later this year
Your public comments can be shared online at surpriseaz.gov/transitstudy throughout the study process.
Local youth invited to compete in MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby competitions Local youth invited to compete in MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby competitions
The City of Surprise will host both a Major League Baseball Jr. Home Run Derby and a Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on April 21!
Registration open for youth summer basketball league and sports camps Registration open for youth summer basketball league and sports camps
Sports Camps include basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and cheerleading!
Shop at Surprise Super Meet on Saturday Shop at Surprise Super Meet on Saturday
More than 50 vendors will have new and used treasures on display from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Surprise Aquatic Center.
Surprise Senior Services hosts Seniors Prom May 1 Surprise Senior Services hosts Seniors Prom May 1
Music, dancing and a delicious catered lunch!
S&P upgrades city’s GO Bond rating as Council authorizes first Decide Surprise Bond sale S&P upgrades city’s GO Bond rating as Council authorizes first Decide Surprise Bond sale
The Surprise City Council authorized staff to proceed with the first bond sale related to the General Obligation Bond Election approved by voters last fall.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival April 8 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival April 8
Live music, a variety of delicious food trucks and an assortment of craft beers and wines provided by State 48 Brewery.
Surprise TV website boasts new layout, smart device compatible design Surprise TV website boasts new layout, smart device compatible design
Watch City Council Meetings, popular programs and so much more on your favorite device!
City to award three $20k Micro-enterprise Grants to eligible Surprise businesses City to award three $20k Micro-enterprise Grants to eligible Surprise businesses
Applicants must be Surprise-based small businesses and meet additional eligibility requirements; applications are due by 2 p.m. April 30, 2018.
Surprise AZ TechCelerator awarded international soft landings designation Surprise AZ TechCelerator awarded international soft landings designation
In addition to being a member of the InBIA global network, the designation brings global visibility and collaboration opportunities.
We heard you! Revised draft of Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan ready for feedback We heard you! Revised draft of Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan ready for feedback
Read the revised draft and offer your comments by April 8!
Vote for your favorite local businesses in the 2018 Surprise Retail Survey Vote for your favorite local businesses in the 2018 Surprise Retail Survey
Recognize your favorite local restaurants and retailers! Survey closes April 13.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 14 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 14
Get rid of unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste at our free collection event!
Don't miss the Time of Your Life at next Surprise Pops Band concert Don't miss the Time of Your Life at next Surprise Pops Band concert
The Surprise Pops Band's concert is set for Sunday, April 15, at the Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center.
Join us for Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza on March 31 Join us for Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza on March 31
Kids 10 years and younger can join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled plastic eggs!
State of the City is set April 16; at the Lightbox State of the City is set April 16; at the Lightbox
Join Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the Surprise City Council for the 2018 State of the City Address, Monday, April 16, at the new West-MEC Northwest Campus!
Science & technology come out to play at Surprise SciTech Festival April 21 Science & technology come out to play at Surprise SciTech Festival April 21
Come check out interactive SciTech booths, an incredible line-up of speakers, music and more!
Free educational series teaches parents how to ‘Raise a Reader’ Free educational series teaches parents how to ‘Raise a Reader’
Classes begin March 27 and occur each Tuesday for eight weeks from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning Free Classes: Wills vs Trusts and Estate Planning
Register today!
Vote on Surprise’s water future! New info added to website, public meeting dates set Vote on Surprise’s water future! New info added to website, public meeting dates set
Surprise voters will decide whether or not to authorize the purchase of a water service company in a May 15 Special Election.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
City of Surprise builds family a home through grant program City of Surprise builds family a home through grant program
Friends, family, Habitat for Humanity staff and city staff and leadership, took part in a key presentation ceremony March 7.
Council approves new sign code with increased options for permanent & temporary signage Council approves new sign code with increased options for permanent & temporary signage
The update aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law.
City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 5 City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 5
Program open to income-eligible Surprise teens between the ages of 15 – 19.
National Citizens Survey now online National Citizens Survey now online
If you live in Surprise and did not receive a National Citizens Survey (NCS) by mail, you can now take the survey online!
New Senior Services Exercise Program Begins March 15 New Senior Services Exercise Program Begins March 15
The class will focus on deep breathing, joint openers, core stability, balance and relaxation.
Youth Paint and Pizza Night Mar. 6 Youth Paint and Pizza Night Mar. 6
Youth, ages 11-17, can enjoy a night of painting, pizza, music and FUN!
Surprise public transit survey is now available online Surprise public transit survey is now available online
Share your opinion on the future of public transportation in Surprise.
Free classes on IRAs and Estate Planning Free classes on IRAs and Estate Planning
Police investigating trespassing at Ottawa University campus in Surprise; investigation continues Police investigating trespassing at Ottawa University campus in Surprise; investigation continues
Surprise Police have identified the suspect in this morning’s trespassing incident at Ottawa University, as 31-year old Steven Ziya.
Registration underway for Spring Break Camp Registration underway for Spring Break Camp
This camp, for Kindergarten – 6th grade, offers fun activities that include arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival is Mar. 11 in Surprise! Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival is Mar. 11 in Surprise!
Choose from a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of craft beers and wines provided by State 48 Brewery. Free admission!
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the Community & Recreation Services Commission.
Surprise Stadium ranked #1 AZ Spring Training Stadium by USA TODAY Surprise Stadium ranked #1 AZ Spring Training Stadium by USA TODAY
Surprise Stadium also topped all 23 Arizona and Florida spring training facilities in the categories of facility and fan-experience!
City of Surprise hosts Teen Laser Tag Tournament City of Surprise hosts Teen Laser Tag Tournament
For youth ages 12-17. Register today!
Surprise hosts meeting to discuss services available to homeless individuals, families Surprise hosts meeting to discuss services available to homeless individuals, families
This informational meeting is open to the public however space is limited; reserve your seat by calling 623.222.1620.

NOTICE: This class is full
Project to restore Bullard Ave to two lanes each direction, additional features, funding approved Project to restore Bullard Ave to two lanes each direction, additional features, funding approved
The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2018.
Registration open for Special Interest Classes – dance, fitness, music, pet CPR & more Registration open for Special Interest Classes – dance, fitness, music, pet CPR & more
Classes available for ages 2 through adult.
Public transportation in Surprise? Your feedback is needed to develop a plan Public transportation in Surprise? Your feedback is needed to develop a plan
Help Surprise create a plan that is representative of what options would be most successful and where!
City sets plans to honor former CRS Director Coronado City sets plans to honor former CRS Director Coronado
The Surprise City Council, Tuesday night, agreed to recognize the late Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado's service to Surprise.
Funding released for Decide Surprise bond projects Funding released for Decide Surprise bond projects
Design work and some land acquisition deals can commence on several of the Decide Surprise General Obligation Bond Projects, following City Council’s action Tuesday night.
Seeking feedback on Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan draft Seeking feedback on Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan draft
Review the draft, and help shape the final version!
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Do you have new or used items to sell? Reserve a space at Surprise Super Swap Meet!
Sidewalk ramp replacement on Bullard begins Feb. 19 Sidewalk ramp replacement on Bullard begins Feb. 19
Daytime lane restrictions are anticipated along Bullard from Cholla Street to Windrose Drive through Feb. 23.
Free classes on Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning Free classes on Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning
Register today!
Cleanup Event March 10, free residential waste drop-off for  residents Cleanup Event March 10, free residential waste drop-off for residents
Surprise residents can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
City offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Due to the holiday, City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of February 19-23.
NEW! Spring Break Running Camp for youth NEW! Spring Break Running Camp for youth
Three-day camp that will teach the fundamentals of running, including: form, stretching, warm-up and drills.
Babe Ruth Baseball League Registration Now Open Babe Ruth Baseball League Registration Now Open
We are also looking for volunteer coaches for the 13-15 Babe Ruth Division.
Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city! Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!
Collaborate with local leaders to give youth a voice in city issues and help solve youth issues through awareness campaigns, service projects, and community-building events.
Help City of Surprise kick off Spring Training at the Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch Help City of Surprise kick off Spring Training at the Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch
Get insight into the 2018 spring training season direct from the Rangers and Royals managers and staff!
Vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event Vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event
This annual community event offers promotional opportunities for interested businesses and organizations.
MCDOT announces start date for adaptive signal project on Bell, Cotton Ln - 114th Ave MCDOT announces start date for adaptive signal project on Bell, Cotton Ln - 114th Ave
Drivers can expect intermittent lane restrictions during off-peak, daytime travel hours.
City begins FY19 budget discussions City begins FY19 budget discussions
The Recommended Budget is scheduled for release in April.
Council appoints Hayden to serve District 2 Council appoints Hayden to serve District 2
The Surprise City Council appointed Nancy Hayden to serve as the councilmember for District 2 (D2), at their Tuesday Regular Meeting.
Surprise Resource Center now offers emergency food, Medicare counseling support services Surprise Resource Center now offers emergency food, Medicare counseling support services
The new services are available to all Arizona residents; eligibility requirements may apply.
City of Surprise Tot Time Program – space available! City of Surprise Tot Time Program – space available!
The Tot Time Program provides educational and recreational opportunities for children ages 3-5 who are not enrolled in Kindergarten.
Free Meditation Class Feb. 26 Free Meditation Class Feb. 26
The class is for all levels of meditation experience.
Former Canadian Prime Minister to visit Surprise, speak on city’s Canadian Healthcare Initiative Former Canadian Prime Minister to visit Surprise, speak on city’s Canadian Healthcare Initiative
Mr. Turner's comments will be part of the February 6 City Council Work Session presentation on the Surprise-Canada Cross Border Healthcare Initiative.
Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Limited funding available to cover major repairs such as plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling and accessibility.
Public input online for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6 Public input online for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6
All comments submitted to the City Clerk during the public input period, January 23 – January 30, have been posted to www.surpriseaz.gov/cityclerk.
Share your input on pedestrian streetscapes in Maricopa County Share your input on pedestrian streetscapes in Maricopa County
Protected bike lanes or shade - you decide!
Lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses are open for registration Lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses are open for registration
The city is looking for responsible individuals, age 16+, to be lifeguards and swim instructors; and training classes are coming up!
New 2018 bat rule change for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball New 2018 bat rule change for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented.
Inaugural Surprise Spring Training 5K leads off 2018 season Inaugural Surprise Spring Training 5K leads off 2018 season
5K starts at 7 p.m. on March 2 at Surprise Stadium.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival is Feb. 11 in Surprise! Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival is Feb. 11 in Surprise!
Choose from a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of craft beers and wines provided by State 48 Brewery.
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
Get info on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplements (Medigap).
Say it, Surprise! National Citizens Survey coming soon Say it, Surprise! National Citizens Survey coming soon
What do you love about living in Surprise? What services do you value most? What can the city do better to improve the quality of life in our hometown? You can share your thoughts in the 2018 National Citizens Survey (NCS)!
Public input opens for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6 Public input opens for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6
The public input period for the applicants seeking the District 2 Council appointment is open through Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m.
Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills
Register today!
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for Board/Commissions.
Free Estate Planning Class Feb. 8 Free Estate Planning Class Feb. 8
Register today!
Surprise Police release statement regarding sex offender notifications Surprise Police release statement regarding sex offender notifications
In early December 2017 the Surprise Police Department became aware of a situation regarding our processes for sex offender community notifications.
Join us for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival this weekend! Join us for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival this weekend!
Enjoy live music, a variety of food trucks, as well as an assortment of craft beers and wines provided by State 48 Brewery.
D2 applicant names released; interviews on January 23 D2 applicant names released; interviews on January 23
Seven residents of District 2 have applied to fill the vacancy on City Council, following the death of Councilmember Jim Hayden.
Surprise Youth Council hosts second Level 4 gathering Feb. 24 Surprise Youth Council hosts second Level 4 gathering Feb. 24
Admission is free; atttendees must show photo ID to be admitted.
City Council names Remley Vice Mayor City Council names Remley Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council selected District 4 Councilmember Ken Remley to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
City releases procurement schedule for Decide Surprise bond projects City releases procurement schedule for Decide Surprise bond projects
The city of Surprise has released the anticipated procurement schedule for some of the bond projects approved by voters last November.
Jan. 28 Pops Band concert brings Big Band music to Surprise Jan. 28 Pops Band concert brings Big Band music to Surprise
Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center, 15550 N Parkview Place; doors open at 2:15p.
Register for the 2018 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works Register for the 2018 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works
Learn about the city directly from the mayor, councilmembers, city manager and city staff!
Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Returns January 12-14 Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Returns January 12-14
Experience fine art, great wine, live music and a variety of tasty food options.
City offices closed Jan. 15 for MLK Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Jan. 15 for MLK Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Trash and recycling collection will be postponed by one day the week of January 15-19 for City of Surprise customers.
Task Force to send options to Council for ways to honor former CRS Director Task Force to send options to Council for ways to honor former CRS Director
At the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force’s January 9th meeting, the group reviewed previously discussed options, with identified approximate costs, for ways the city could honor the late Community and Recreation Services(CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado.
Join city of Surprise for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Jan. 13 Join city of Surprise for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Jan. 13
Be part of an event honoring the life and work of Dr. King! Event starts 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall courtyard.
Free Classes on Smart Investment Planning Free Classes on Smart Investment Planning
The city is hosting two free classes on investment planning for anyone preparing for retirement or already retired. Register today!
City of Surprise spring youth sports leagues and classes open for registration Jan. 8 City of Surprise spring youth sports leagues and classes open for registration Jan. 8
We are offering volleyball, softball, tee-ball and baseball leagues; a soccer camp; and baseball and softball classes.
City sets meetings to discuss future development in the Original Town Site City sets meetings to discuss future development in the Original Town Site
The City of Surprise will host public engagement meetings in January and February to discuss new development opportunities in the area.
Surprise Police Host Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Jan. 13 Surprise Police Host Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Jan. 13
Join us for this free event on Saturday, January 13 from 7-10 a.m.!
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Saturday for Spring Training, College Baseball Tickets Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Saturday for Spring Training, College Baseball Tickets
Surprise Stadium will host 31 Spring Training games this season, and two NCAA college baseball tournaments!
City accepting applications for D2 council seat vacated by death of Hayden City accepting applications for D2 council seat vacated by death of Hayden
The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the position of Councilmember District 2 (Cottonwood) due to the death of Councilmember Jim Hayden.
Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws
Register today!
Students get inside look at judicial system through city career program; accepting applications Students get inside look at judicial system through city career program; accepting applications
The city's Court Exploring Program provides youth with an opportunity to participate in a unique interactive worksite-based career education exploring program.
Sign Code update process continues with new draft online, meetings scheduled for early 2018 Sign Code update process continues with new draft online, meetings scheduled for early 2018
Give your feedback online or at a meeting!
Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills
Register today!
Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2018 GOHS grants Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2018 GOHS grants
Grants will fund car seats and associated safety brochures and a DUI mock crash event.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Remember, it is illegal to use consumer fireworks on public property including areas like streets, sidewalks and parks.
Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded a Mechanical CPR Device from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded a Mechanical CPR Device from Firehouse Subs Public Safety
The safety equipment will be installed on the fire department's primary ambulance response unit.
City announces the passing of Councilmember Jim Hayden City announces the passing of Councilmember Jim Hayden
District 2 Councilmember Jim Hayden passed away this afternoon, following a short illness.
Registration continues for youth winter break camp and sports camps Registration continues for youth winter break camp and sports camps
There’s still time to register for City of Surprise winter camps!
Surprise adds new dates for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festivals Surprise adds new dates for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festivals
Join us Sunday, January 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at 8-Acre Park for live music, food trucks and craft beer!
City accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant- funded public service activities City accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant- funded public service activities
A pre-application meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2018 at Surprise City Hall.
City offices closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 for holidays; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 for holidays; trash / recycling schedule change
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day both the week of Christmas and New Year’s.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Drop-off sites are open December 26, 2017 – January 13, 2018.
Task Force narrows options to honor former CRS Director; requests cost analysis Task Force narrows options to honor former CRS Director; requests cost analysis
At the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force’s December 14th meeting, the group reviewed all public recommendations they received identifying ways the city could honor the late Community and Recreation Services(CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado.
City hosts ribbon cutting Ceremony for new pickleball courts City hosts ribbon cutting Ceremony for new pickleball courts
Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers Winter Tennis Camps for ages 7-18 Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers Winter Tennis Camps for ages 7-18
Registration is underway!
CALL OF ELECTION CALL OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows: Primary Election: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (If Applicable)
Surprise releases Canadian visitor survey to advance cross-border healthcare initiative Surprise releases Canadian visitor survey to advance cross-border healthcare initiative
Survey will help the community’s efforts to identify the feasibility of providing access to Canadian healthcare in Surprise.
Help decorate for our “Deck the Hock” holiday event  Help decorate for our “Deck the Hock” holiday event
Donations of new or handmade ornaments for one of six themed trees are being accepted through Dec. 18!
2018 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online pre-sale begins December 9! 2018 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online pre-sale begins December 9!
Fans can purchase tickets beginning Saturday, December 9 at 8 a.m. (MST) through a special online pre-sale at www.SurpriseSpringTraining.com.
Free Public Art Bus Tour to Local Artist’s Studio Free Public Art Bus Tour to Local Artist’s Studio
Take a free bus tour to the home studio of local artist Joe Tyler on Saturday, January 20.
Registration underway for Winter Break Camp Registration underway for Winter Break Camp
For kindergarten through 6th grade.
City of Surprise hosts Bubble Football game for teens City of Surprise hosts Bubble Football game for teens
Compete in a football game where you will be wearing a bubble instead of pads. For ages 13-17.
Second Sundays in the Park Food Truck Festival Dec. 10 Second Sundays in the Park Food Truck Festival Dec. 10
Enjoy live entertainment, unique food trucks and local craft beer!
Karate classes registering now! Karate classes registering now!
New monthly karate classes for ages 4 and up!
Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills
Register today!
Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws
Register today!
City presents Cookies & Crafts with Santa City presents Cookies & Crafts with Santa
Register for this fun-filled event! For ages 3-9.
Calling youth artists for literacy-themed bookmark contest Calling youth artists for literacy-themed bookmark contest
Enter by Jan. 31, 2018 for a chance to win great some prizes!
Free tax planning class Free tax planning class
Get an overview of tax basics, learn what’s new for 2017 and more!
Join us for Surprise Party on Dec. 1 & 2 Join us for Surprise Party on Dec. 1 & 2
A variety of holiday-themed activities and entertainment experiences. Admission is free with a canned food or toy donation benefiting Sanderson Ford Operation Santa Claus.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies
Vacancies in Municipal Property Corporation, Audit Committee, Disability Advisory Commission.
Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday in Surprise Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday in Surprise
Shop small and support our city’s local businesses!
Royals, Rangers announce 2018 Spring Training schedule Royals, Rangers announce 2018 Spring Training schedule
The Surprise Stadium will host 31 games this season which include matchups against all teams in the Cactus League and two double headers March 12 and March 17.
Task Force sets 2nd meeting to review ways to honor former CRS Director Task Force sets 2nd meeting to review ways to honor former CRS Director
The public is encouraged to attend
Free Workshop: Simplify Your Retirement Free Workshop: Simplify Your Retirement
Take the complexity out of retirement income planning by attending a free workshop on December 11.
Free Meditation Class Dec. 11 Free Meditation Class Dec. 11
For all levels of meditation experience!
City offices closed Nov. 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Nov. 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving; trash / recycling schedule change
Trash and recycling collection normally scheduled for Thursday, November 23 will occur on Friday, November 24.
City of Surprise congratulates award-winning Veterans Day Parade entries City of Surprise congratulates award-winning Veterans Day Parade entries
Best in category awards announced. Thank you to all parade participants!
ShopSurprise daily deals are back; campaign will include businesses citywide ShopSurprise daily deals are back; campaign will include businesses citywide
Text ‘ShopSurprise’ (one word) to 85100 to opt in and have daily deals sent directly to your phone!
Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help
IRS Certification / Tax Law training classes will be held late November through January.
Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Winter Leagues Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Winter Leagues
Sports include Co-Ed Kickball, Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball, 4 on 4 Flag Football, Co-Ed and Men’s Soccer leagues, Co-Ed and Men’s Softball and Men’s Basketball.
Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease
Large amounts of grease, such as oil used to fry your turkey, can be disposed at one of the city’s oil disposal locations between November 18, 2017 and January 6, 2018.
Shop Surprise Super Swap Meet on Saturday Shop Surprise Super Swap Meet on Saturday
More than 60 vendors will have new and used treasures on display from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Surprise Aquatic Center!
Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft
The financial consequences of identity theft can be devastating. Help protect yourself and your family by getting informed at a free class.
Registration open for youth basketball and kickball leagues, baseball, softball and basketball camp Registration open for youth basketball and kickball leagues, baseball, softball and basketball camp
Resident and Non-Resident registration will be held thru November 22 with a Special Saturday registration on November 18.
Union Hills & 111th Ave intersection to be closed Nov 13-29 Union Hills & 111th Ave intersection to be closed Nov 13-29
The closure is required to install a portion of storm drain pipe along Union Hills Dr.
Voters ok bonds to build 10 projects Voters ok bonds to build 10 projects
Voters have approved general obligation funding for projects related to Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation, according to final results released by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Seeking vendors, car show entries & gingerbread house contest participants for Surprise Party Seeking vendors, car show entries & gingerbread house contest participants for Surprise Party
Surprise Party is a free event featuring fun for the whole family. It's happening December 1 from 5–9 p.m. and December 2 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campus.
Council sends Water Company acquisition to voters on May ballot Council sends Water Company acquisition to voters on May ballot
Surprise voters will decide whether or not to authorize the purchase and acquisition of a water service company in a May 15 Special Election. City Council approved sending the question to ballot at their November 7th Regular Meeting.
Live country music performance at “Second Sundays in the Park” Nov.12 Live country music performance at “Second Sundays in the Park” Nov.12
Free event! Join us in the center of Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m.
City offices closed Friday for Veterans Day; no change to trash / recycling schedule City offices closed Friday for Veterans Day; no change to trash / recycling schedule
Veterans Day events include pancake breakfast, parade and police vs fire charity softball game.
D4 meeting open to all residents for discussion on future OTS projects D4 meeting open to all residents for discussion on future OTS projects
Residents from across the city are invited to attend the next District 4 Community Meeting to discuss proposed improvement projects in the city’s Original Town Site (OTS).
Free Meditation Class Nov. 29 Free Meditation Class Nov. 29
Class will explore the history, benefits, and different forms of meditation, as well as current research for improving health.
City’s innovative risk management program earns national recognition City’s innovative risk management program earns national recognition
Surprise captures Honorable Mention in the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Awards.
City wins big at Best of the West Awards City wins big at Best of the West Awards
Econ Dev's Mike Hoover wins President's Choice Award; Bell-Grand Business Outreach named finalist.
Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for 2nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & S Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for 2nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & S
Join us for an exciting program celebrating Dr. King's life and then help better your community through various service projects.
Surprise special events team wins multiple APS AzTEC Awards Surprise special events team wins multiple APS AzTEC Awards
APS AzTech recognizes outstanding examples of festival and event production and promotion.
8-Acre Park closed for maintenance 8-Acre Park closed for maintenance
Closure is effective through November 29, 2017.
City launches opioid addiction resource website; supports other initiatives City launches opioid addiction resource website; supports other initiatives
surpriseaz.gov/opioidhelp amis to connect abusers to various local and national resources and support agencies working to end opioid abuse.
Join City of Surprise for a Veterans Day Parade, Breakfast & Charity Softball Game on Nov. 11 Join City of Surprise for a Veterans Day Parade, Breakfast & Charity Softball Game on Nov. 11
Help us honor our service men and women.
Youth Winter Break Camp registration underway Youth Winter Break Camp registration underway
Enjoy activities, arts and crafts, games, field trips and more over the holiday break! For youth in Kindergarten - 6th grade.
City of Surprise wins statewide Economic Development awards City of Surprise wins statewide Economic Development awards
City receives two AAED Golden Prospector awards in the Multimedia Promotion and Special Event categories.
Council joins P&Z to discuss the city's future downtown Council joins P&Z to discuss the city's future downtown
Councilmembers and Commissioners will discuss the city's vision for a downtown, planned in the area surrounding the Civic Center, from Bell to Greenway roads and Litchfield Road to Bullard Avenue.
November 7 Special Election results on web, TV November 7 Special Election results on web, TV
Election results will be posted Tuesday evening, November 7.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers All Access Pass for Kids 7-10 Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers All Access Pass for Kids 7-10
This beginners program allows kids to take lessons four days a week, participate in bonus play days, have unlimited walk-on practice time and free equipment rentals.
Free Workshop: Simplify Your Retirement Free Workshop: Simplify Your Retirement
Take the complexity out of retirement income planning. Register today!
Thanks to all Art Week participants; Arts & Culture Master Plan Survey Closes Oct. 31 Thanks to all Art Week participants; Arts & Culture Master Plan Survey Closes Oct. 31
Let us know what types of arts and cultural activities and venues you would like to see in Surprise!
ADOT pavement improvement project requires travel and turn restrictions on Grand, Loop 303 to Happy ADOT pavement improvement project requires travel and turn restrictions on Grand, Loop 303 to Happy
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 30 and continue through the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Bat rule changes for Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken in 2018 Bat rule changes for Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken in 2018
See what bats are needed for the upcoming baseball, softball and t-ball seasons.
City seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show participants, promotional vendors for Surprise Party City seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show participants, promotional vendors for Surprise Party
The event runs Friday, December 1 from 5–9 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from 11a.m.–5 p.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campus.
Surprise introducing new recreation registration application on Nov 6 Surprise introducing new recreation registration application on Nov 6
REC-Connect will be replaced on Nov. 6 by Surprise Rec, a more user-friendly recreation application.
Arizona Fall League offers fans exciting ticketing and in-game promotions Arizona Fall League offers fans exciting ticketing and in-game promotions
Arizona Fall League will feature ‘Sprouts’ Family Fun Nights, AARP Throwback Thursdays and MLB Mystery Bobblehead giveaways!
City recognized as a Veteran Supportive Employer and Community City recognized as a Veteran Supportive Employer and Community
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) has designated the city of Surprise an Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer & City!
Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws Free Workshop: IRA Basics, Strategies & Laws
Register today!
Union Hills Dr lane restrictions begin Oct 23 Union Hills Dr lane restrictions begin Oct 23
The roadway will be restricted to one lane with flaggers, Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Surprise offers youth field trip fun this fall break City of Surprise offers youth field trip fun this fall break
Main Event Entertainment and Fear Farm field trips for ages 11-15.
Surprise introduces youth skateboarding class Surprise introduces youth skateboarding class
The course runs weekly on Saturdays and will teach the basics of skateboarding.
Valley Metro collecting rider input on 2018 Express Route service changes Valley Metro collecting rider input on 2018 Express Route service changes
Learn about the proposed changes and provide feedback at valleymetro.org/servicechanges.
Surprise participates in Arizona’s 16th Annual Cities & Towns Week Surprise participates in Arizona’s 16th Annual Cities & Towns Week
Get connected to your city!
Call to Artists for Surprise City Hall Mural Project Call to Artists for Surprise City Hall Mural Project
Mural will represent artist's interpretation of the White Tank Mountains.
Youth Rec Nights “Boo Fest” Tonight Youth Rec Nights “Boo Fest” Tonight
A night of ghoulish fun, games, dancing and music! Open to youth in grades 6-8.
Surprise Tennis & Racquet complex hosts Fall Break Camp Surprise Tennis & Racquet complex hosts Fall Break Camp
The camp is offered Monday-Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., during the week of October 16.
Surprise Recognizes Achievements of Local Special Olympics Athletes Surprise Recognizes Achievements of Local Special Olympics Athletes
Athletes and teams advance to state competition!
Veteran artists invited to take part in Veterans Day art show Veteran artists invited to take part in Veterans Day art show
Both amateur and professional artists are invited to submit art in any medium!
City celebrates ‘Lift-Off’ of Surprise Resource Center playroom City celebrates ‘Lift-Off’ of Surprise Resource Center playroom
Join us October 25, 10 a.m. at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Road, Building A, Suite 124.
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
This workshop is for anyone enrolled in Medicare or wanting to learn more about it. Register today!
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host series of tennis tournaments this fall Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host series of tennis tournaments this fall
Several United States Tennis Association (USTA) tennis tournaments are coming to Surprise this fall!
Task Force to research way to honor long-time CRS Director Mark A. Coronado Task Force to research way to honor long-time CRS Director Mark A. Coronado
Recognizing that the City of Surprise rests on the shoulders of great women and men who invested a precious part of themselves to the benefit of our city; the Surprise City Council has adopted a policy to create an Ad-Hoc “Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force” within the City of Surprise.
Second Sundays in the Park features live ‘50s & ‘60s rock this weekend  Second Sundays in the Park features live ‘50s & ‘60s rock this weekend
Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park
Free wellness class on cognition, brain function Free wellness class on cognition, brain function
Class will cover normal changes in thinking and memory as we age and ones that may be indicative of dementia, as well as lifestyle strategies that preserve brain function.
Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills
Register today!
Surprise Fiesta Grande Celebration October 14 Surprise Fiesta Grande Celebration October 14
Join us for food, music and fun at Surprise Fiesta Grande!
Seeking volunteers for day of service at St. Mary’s Food Bank Seeking volunteers for day of service at St. Mary’s Food Bank
Help sort food on Wednesday, October 18!
Surprise Fire-Medical Department receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recogn Surprise Fire-Medical Department receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recogn
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
AZ Fall League begins Oct. 10; Surprise Saguaros home schedule released AZ Fall League begins Oct. 10; Surprise Saguaros home schedule released
The Arizona Fall League season opens Oct. 10, bringing a glimpse of baseball’s future, and City of Surprise is part of the action!
Greenway Rd restrictions begin Oct. 6 for pavement improvements Greenway Rd restrictions begin Oct. 6 for pavement improvements
Reems Road to Sarival Avenue will be restricted October 6-17.
Arizona History & Culture Speaker Series returns to Surprise with new speakers, topics Arizona History & Culture Speaker Series returns to Surprise with new speakers, topics
Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on a variety of history and culture topics.
Students take on 5th Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge Students take on 5th Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge
Fourth – sixth grade classrooms from 13 schools across Surprise are participating in this two-month challenge to experience literacy in fun ways!
Surprise named Global City of the Year Surprise named Global City of the Year
The City of Surprise has been recognized by the Global Chamber of Phoenix as the Global Business City of the Year at the organization’s annual Grow Globally Fair.
Surprise City Hall goes purple for domestic violence awareness Surprise City Hall goes purple for domestic violence awareness
Mayor Wolcott officially proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for new addition to Dick McComb City Park Ribbon cutting ceremony for new addition to Dick McComb City Park
Join us Saturday, October 7, at 10 a.m.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event October 14 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event October 14
Free hazardous waste drop off for Surprise residents.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary. Municipal Property Corporation - 1 vacancy
Join us for Art Week events & provide Arts & Culture Master Plan feedback Join us for Art Week events & provide Arts & Culture Master Plan feedback
A collection of fun, family-friendly events where you can give input on the Surprise Arts & Culture Master Plan and help create a community art piece!
New videos illustrate 10 projects up for vote in November special election New videos illustrate 10 projects up for vote in November special election
See what the projects would look like, and what needs they would address, in three new videos that cover each of the bond questions.
City participates in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Idea Accelerator” Workshop City participates in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Idea Accelerator” Workshop
Through the nationwide Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, the city of Surprise was selected to host an all-day visioning workshop to discuss the future of City Center.
Free Seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free Seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Nov. 18 Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Nov. 18
Vendor spaces are now available to rent.
City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services receives National Accreditation City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services receives National Accreditation
The City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services Department has received accreditation by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The Association recognized Surprise’s efforts to provide high quality parks and recreation services and experience to its residents and visitors.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium September 30 features “SING” Movie Night at Surprise Stadium September 30 features “SING”
Free admission. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the movie starts at 7 p.m.
Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills Free Seminar on Living Trusts Versus Wills
Register today!
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
Register today!
City hosts photo contest for xeriscaping calendar City hosts photo contest for xeriscaping calendar
Submit your photo by October 18 to have it considered for the calendar.
Surprise Economic Development Team Wins Three International Awards Surprise Economic Development Team Wins Three International Awards
IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders.
City offering $125 rebate for installing smart irrigation controllers City offering $125 rebate for installing smart irrigation controllers
View rebate eligibility and download the application at surpriseaz.gov/H2Orebate.
Council appoints Duffy to fill D3 vacancy Council appoints Duffy to fill D3 vacancy
The Surprise City Council approved the appointment of Patrick Duffy to represent the residents of District 3 at their Tuesday night Regular Council Meeting.
City Manager selects Kendra Pettis to lead new Sports & Tourism Department City Manager selects Kendra Pettis to lead new Sports & Tourism Department
City Manager Bob Wingenroth has selected Kendra Pettis to serve as the director of the new Sports and Tourism Department.
Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities
This Experience Matters info session will provide information on the organization and help you match your passion and skills with volunteer opportunities.
Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
Bell Rd restrictions begin Sept. 20 for rubberized pavement rehabilitation Bell Rd restrictions begin Sept. 20 for rubberized pavement rehabilitation
Lane and turn movement restrictions will be required during the preservation work.
City & education partners host voter registration drives City & education partners host voter registration drives
The City of Surprise, Dysart Unified School District and Ottawa University (OUAZ) in Surprise, are joining thousands of groups across the country in hosting voter registration drives on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 26!
City’s Lock It or Lose It campaign wins national award City’s Lock It or Lose It campaign wins national award
An important community safety message is now award-winning! The City of Surprise Lock It or Lose It took top honors at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards, held last week in Seattle, Washington.
Civic Center Dr expansion opens Sept 15 Civic Center Dr expansion opens Sept 15
Motorists will be able to access Paradise Ln directly from Bell Rd beginning tomorrow at 6 a.m.
Show your community pride; Volunteer for “Love our Schools Day” Show your community pride; Volunteer for “Love our Schools Day”
Help on various projects at schools throughout Surprise on Sept. 30!
Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses
Come out and meet the firefighters, see the fire trucks and firefighting gear and more!
Youth invited to Rec Nights “Touchdown” Party Sept. 22 Youth invited to Rec Nights “Touchdown” Party Sept. 22
Fan vs. fan competitions, music, dancing, dodgeball, laser light show and more! For youth in 6-8 grade.
City’s annual Pavement Preservation Program kicks off City’s annual Pavement Preservation Program kicks off
200.2 lane miles of city streets will receive pavement preservation treatments through June 30.
Free Chest Compression Only CPR Class offered Sept. 27 Free Chest Compression Only CPR Class offered Sept. 27
Register today!
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex celebrates its 10-year anniversary Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Festivities begin tonight with a Scramble tournament and complimentary Slicers program!
Registration opens for City of Surprise fall break sport camps Registration opens for City of Surprise fall break sport camps
Youth baseball and softball camps run Oct. 16-18.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
A flash flood watch has been issued for the afternoon of Sept. 8, 2017 through the evening.
City of Surprise welcomes 2,000 youth sports participants this fall City of Surprise welcomes 2,000 youth sports participants this fall
Soccer and flag football games start Sept. 9!
Arts & Culture Master Plan survey closes Sept. 9; new input opportunities coming up! Arts & Culture Master Plan survey closes Sept. 9; new input opportunities coming up!
Take the survey, and join us for a series of "Arts Week" events!
Council oks temporary sign policy, as work continues to update permanent code Council oks temporary sign policy, as work continues to update permanent code
The City Council approved an updated Temporary Sign Policy for the city, at their Tuesday Regular Meeting.
Bell Road & Grand Avenue ramps to be closed Sept. 18-24 for improvements Bell Road & Grand Avenue ramps to be closed Sept. 18-24 for improvements
Motorists needing to access Grand Ave from Bell Rd will be detoured to Dysart and Litchfield roads.
City to host Archery Tag Tournament for teens Sept. 9 City to host Archery Tag Tournament for teens Sept. 9
Combines the fun of dodgeball and paintball. For ages 13-17.
Hollyhock Library to extend hours of operation, funding support from local charitable organizations Hollyhock Library to extend hours of operation, funding support from local charitable organizations
The City of Surprise and Maricopa County Library District are excited to offer extended operating hours for the Hollyhock Library, located at 15844 N Hollyhock Street.
Second Sundays in the Park fall concert series kicks off Sept. 10 Second Sundays in the Park fall concert series kicks off Sept. 10
Free, live musical entertainment at Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m.
City to host Bond Election meetings; or we’ll come to you City to host Bond Election meetings; or we’ll come to you
On Tuesday, November 7, Surprise residents will consider three separate General Obligation Bond questions to fund 10 capital improvement projects in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex kicks off Net Generation youth programming Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex kicks off Net Generation youth programming
Program puts emphasis on learning through play and building character on and off the tennis court.
Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA
Workshop will cover IRA basics, strategies and laws.Register today!
Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 5; Volunteer opportunities available Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 5; Volunteer opportunities available
Sports include girls’ recreational and competitive volleyball, Babe Ruth softball and Cal Ripken tee-ball and baseball.
City to honor Dick McComb in park renaming event City to honor Dick McComb in park renaming event
Following City Council's direction to honor the city's longest-tenured City Manager Dick McComb (1990 - 2000), the city will officially rename Surprise Farms Community Park, to Dick McComb City Park, at a public ceremony, Saturday, September 30, at 9 a.m.
Seven apply for D3 seat; Council interviews on Sept. 5 Seven apply for D3 seat; Council interviews on Sept. 5
The Surprise City Council will meet to interview the seven applicants seeking the vacant District 3 council seat in a Special Meeting, September 5, at 3 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers.
Help Surprise, Highland Prep collect 100,000 water bottles for Hurricane Harvey survivors Help Surprise, Highland Prep collect 100,000 water bottles for Hurricane Harvey survivors
Cases of water will be accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 5.
Fall Cleanup Event September 16, free for Surprise residents Fall Cleanup Event September 16, free for Surprise residents
Drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
City offices closed Monday for Labor Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect City offices closed Monday for Labor Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of September 4-8.
Neighborhood Grant Program application now available Neighborhood Grant Program application now available
Completed applications are due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on November 10, 2017.
Surprise Fit Kids registration now available Surprise Fit Kids registration now available
Four-week fitness and nutrition program for youth ages 7-14.
Change to City of Surprise Sandbag Locations Change to City of Surprise Sandbag Locations
Closing two locations; eight locations remain available during heavy rain events.
Youth “Neon Night” Celebration Aug. 25 Youth “Neon Night” Celebration Aug. 25
Music, dancing, dodgeball, laser light shows and more! For 6-8 graders. $5 admission.
Surprise Senior Services Seeking Food Service Volunteers Surprise Senior Services Seeking Food Service Volunteers
Volunteer shifts are 2-4 hours and available Monday through Friday at Surprise Senior Center.
Lunchtime Theatre Series 2017-2018 performances are set Lunchtime Theatre Series 2017-2018 performances are set
Jazz, Opera, Broadway and the Classics are included in the line-up for the Lunchtime Theatre Series during the fall – spring seasons!
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
August 21 - 26 during overnight hours.
Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy
Get information on contracts, fiduciary duty, CC&R enforcement and code compliance.
City opens D3 Council vacancy application period City opens D3 Council vacancy application period
Interested persons must submit an application to the City Clerk's Office prior to the close of the acceptance period, which is 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 30.
District 3’s Williams resigns from Council District 3’s Williams resigns from Council
District 3 Councilmember John Williams on Tuesday, submitted a letter of resignation from the City Council effectively immediately.
City Council Meetings get “social” with live Facebook streaming City Council Meetings get “social” with live Facebook streaming
The city is launching a new way for residents to connect to what’s happening in their community! Beginning, August 15, all City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings will be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page.
Union Hills Dr traffic restrictions begin August 14 Union Hills Dr traffic restrictions begin August 14
111th Ave will be inaccessible from Union Hills Dr; flaggers will be onsite to assist with daytime lane restrictions.
Free Seminar on Essentials of Long-Term Care Planning Free Seminar on Essentials of Long-Term Care Planning
Information on how traditional Long-Term Care works versus new options. Register today!
County names Surprise a satellite voting site for Nov Special Election; new onsite voting dates County names Surprise a satellite voting site for Nov Special Election; new onsite voting dates
Surprise City Hall will serve as a Satellite Voting site for this November 7 Special Election cycle.
Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Register today!
Surprise to host educational presentation on older adults and suicide Surprise to host educational presentation on older adults and suicide
Learn the signs and symptoms of suicide, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Plus, get connected to resources for help.
Free educational series teaches parents how to ‘Raise a Reader’ Free educational series teaches parents how to ‘Raise a Reader’
The workshop series will be taught over eight consecutive Fridays beginning August 11.
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
Register today!
City to study impact of removing traffic signal on Greenway Rd, west of Cotton Ln City to study impact of removing traffic signal on Greenway Rd, west of Cotton Ln
The signal heads will be covered for 90 days beginning August 7.
Registration for City Adult Sports Leagues begins in August Registration for City Adult Sports Leagues begins in August
Team registration begins on August 14; participants must be 18 years of age or older.
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade
There is no fee to participate. Entry forms are due by October 27.
Fall swim lesson schedule available Fall swim lesson schedule available
Resident registration begins August 2.
Free seminar on Living Trusts versus Wills Free seminar on Living Trusts versus Wills
Register today!
Legos, ballet, Zumba, ukulele, pickleball and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes Legos, ballet, Zumba, ukulele, pickleball and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes
Classes are available for ages two through adult!
Social Security 101 Educational Workshop Social Security 101 Educational Workshop
Learn the importance of timing and how starting benefits affects your taxes and lifetime Social Security benefits.
Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande
Event is happening Saturday, October 14 from 3-9 p.m.
Dive-in Movie at Surprise Aquatic Center featuring “The LEGO Batman Movie” Dive-in Movie at Surprise Aquatic Center featuring “The LEGO Batman Movie”
Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for residents, $8 for non-residents.
115th Ave & Union Hills Dr intersection closure begins July 21 115th Ave & Union Hills Dr intersection closure begins July 21
The intersection is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 31.
Public invited to sign code update discussions Public invited to sign code update discussions
Join us for a series of discussions on proposed updates to the city of Surprise sign code.
Registration Opens for Youth Soccer, Flag Football Leagues & Youth Basketball, Volleyball Classes Registration Opens for Youth Soccer, Flag Football Leagues & Youth Basketball, Volleyball Classes
Register by July 22!
Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Learn to compare different plans, select pharmacies, track prescriptions and more.
City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2017 City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2017
Get monsoon safety tips and sandbag locations.
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
Information on the elements of Medicare parts A, B and C, prescription drug plans, and Medicare supplements.
Donna Miller named CRS Director Donna Miller named CRS Director
Donna Miller has been promoted to serve as the city’s Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Director, City Manager Bob Wingenroth announced today.
Project to construct waterline along Bullard Ave begins July 5 Project to construct waterline along Bullard Ave begins July 5
Traffic restrictions will be in place between Waddell Rd and Acoma Dr while crews are in the area.
Know before you go! City of Surprise July 4th Celebration: event, parking & traffic details Know before you go! City of Surprise July 4th Celebration: event, parking & traffic details
The event will feature baseball, music and a spectacular fireworks display!
City offices closed July 4 for Independence Day; change to trash / recycling schedule City offices closed July 4 for Independence Day; change to trash / recycling schedule
City of Surprise trash / recycling customers will have regular collection Monday; Schedule change occurs July 4-7.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Learn when and where fireworks can be used and what kinds are acceptable for consumer use.
Donate food to help erase hunger & your library fines! Donate food to help erase hunger & your library fines!
Maricopa County Library District’s annual Food for Fines program will take place July 7 – 15.
Surprise Fire-Medical Department graduates eight recruits; including five funded with federal grant Surprise Fire-Medical Department graduates eight recruits; including five funded with federal grant
Congratulations to our newest firefighters!
US-Canada cross-border healthcare initiative debuts in Surprise US-Canada cross-border healthcare initiative debuts in Surprise
Surprise, Arizona could be the next top destination for Canadian medical travel.
Mark Coronado funeral set for Thursday Mark Coronado funeral set for Thursday
The Coronado Family has released the following obituary and funeral information for Community and Recreation Services Director Mark A. Coronado, who passed away on June 15.
Back to School Supply Drive at Surprise City Hall Back to School Supply Drive at Surprise City Hall
Donate until July 31 to benefit local K-8 graders.
City of Surprise 4th of July Celebration features baseball and fireworks City of Surprise 4th of July Celebration features baseball and fireworks
Admission is free with a canned food donation!
City announces the passing of Mark Coronado City announces the passing of Mark Coronado
Long-time Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado passed away, today. He was 59.
Surprise Youth Spark Solutions at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Surprise Youth Spark Solutions at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Students created solutions to community needs and competed for a chance to win a 3D printer!
Changes to Bulk Trash Pickup program coming July 1 Changes to Bulk Trash Pickup program coming July 1
Customers should place bulk trash in the street, up against the curb, rather than on their property.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission.
Annuities & Life Insurance; free workshop June 27 Annuities & Life Insurance; free workshop June 27
Get up-to-date information on the annuity and life insurance contracts that exist in the marketplace.
Watch July 4th fireworks poolside at Surprise Aquatic Center Watch July 4th fireworks poolside at Surprise Aquatic Center
Celebration will feature music, games, nighttime swimming, crafts and raffle prizes! Tickets go on sale June 20.
Tennis, tumbling, ukulele and more! Now enrolling for summer special interest classes Tennis, tumbling, ukulele and more! Now enrolling for summer special interest classes
Classes are available for ages two through adult and will be held at various locations throughout Surprise.
Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Free seminar on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
An educational seminar that will help you compare the different plans that are available.
Council oks FY18 budget that maintains services & property tax rate Council oks FY18 budget that maintains services & property tax rate
The Surprise City Council approved a $275.8 million Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, at a Special Meeting Tuesday night.
It’s time to Decide Surprise as Council sends 3 bond questions for Nov ballot It’s time to Decide Surprise as Council sends 3 bond questions for Nov ballot
At their June 6th Regular Meeting, City Council approved sending three General Obligation Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation to the ballot in a Special Election on November 7, 2017. All registered voters in Surprise will receive a ballot by mail.
City of Surprise opens swim lesson registration City of Surprise opens swim lesson registration
Private and group lessons are available at the Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool.
Heat warning this week; city accepting water bottle donations for those in need Heat warning this week; city accepting water bottle donations for those in need
All city of Surprise fire stations are accepting water bottles donations for distribution to those in need.
Surprise named a national finalist for 2017 America’s Best Intergenerational Community Award Surprise named a national finalist for 2017 America’s Best Intergenerational Community Award
The awards program recognizes communities across America that are incorporating intergenerational solutions.
Surprise Aquatic Center summer Dive-in Movie event featuring “Disney’s Moana” Surprise Aquatic Center summer Dive-in Movie event featuring “Disney’s Moana”
Get your tickets now!
City opens application process for Community Outreach Program City opens application process for Community Outreach Program
A City Council-led initiative to assist community organizations in providing programs and events that benefit City of Surprise residents is now accepting applications.
City, Valley Metro host public meeting to discuss Dial-a-Ride transition, June 14 City, Valley Metro host public meeting to discuss Dial-a-Ride transition, June 14
The meeting will be held in the Surprise City Hall Community Room; a brief presentation will begin at 4 p.m.
Civic Center Dr expansion will begin in June Civic Center Dr expansion will begin in June
The completed roadway will provide direct access to Surprise City Hall from Bell Road.
Surprise seeks public input on libraries; online survey extended to June 16 Surprise seeks public input on libraries; online survey extended to June 16
Tell us how we can improve or transform our libraries.
First recipient of District 4 Home Beautification Award announced First recipient of District 4 Home Beautification Award announced
The award program recognizes District 4 residents who show pride in their home through renovation and maintenance activities.
Surprise joins Heat Relief Network; accepting water donations for hydration stations Surprise joins Heat Relief Network; accepting water donations for hydration stations
The city is providing hydration and refuge stations for those in need of a place to cool off during the hot summer months.
Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase
IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 42-17107, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS NOTIFYING ITS PROPERTY TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF SURPRISE'S INTENTION TO RAISE ITS PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OVER LAST YEAR'S LEVEL. THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OF $268,241 OR 3.7%.
Share your thoughts, opinions on art and culture in Surprise to help shape master plan Share your thoughts, opinions on art and culture in Surprise to help shape master plan
Take our online survey, and join us for a roundtable discussion!
City partners to offer small business ownership basics course for veterans City partners to offer small business ownership basics course for veterans
The course will be offered on Friday, June 23 from 8:00a - 5:00p at the AZTechCelerator; space is limited.
City offices closed May 29 for Memorial Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect  City offices closed May 29 for Memorial Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day all week.
City seeks donations for homeless, families in need as Project Connect event comes to Surprise 7/26 City seeks donations for homeless, families in need as Project Connect event comes to Surprise 7/26
Donations should be dropped off at a designated locations by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 25.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 27 Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 27
Stay cool in a city pool! Daily admission and semi-annual pool passes available.
City hosts free Medicare workshop City hosts free Medicare workshop
Get information on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplements (Medigap).
Registration opens for Surprise Summer Tennis Camp for youth Registration opens for Surprise Summer Tennis Camp for youth
Specialized instruction, practice and match play for all levels. Ages 6-18.
City to relocate City Hall recycling containers City to relocate City Hall recycling containers
The City of Surprise Recycling large containers at City Hall, 14534 W. Tierra Buena Lane, will be relocated effective Thursday, May 25.
115th Ave & Union Hills Dr summer work hours begin May 22 115th Ave & Union Hills Dr summer work hours begin May 22
Construction activities will begin at 4 a.m. due to anticipated high temperatures.
Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Softball Leagues Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Softball Leagues
Adult Coed and Men’s Softball available!
Council briefed on possible General Obligation Bond questions; Call to Election vote set for June 6 Council briefed on possible General Obligation Bond questions; Call to Election vote set for June 6
City staff briefed City Council on three proposed General Obligation Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation, at Tuesday’s Work Session.
Surprise seeks public input on libraries Surprise seeks public input on libraries
Help guide future library operations, library renovation projects and potential new libraries!
Surprise seeks promotional vendors for annual 4th of July Celebration Surprise seeks promotional vendors for annual 4th of July Celebration
Reserve your promotional booth space today!
Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise
Morning and afternoon classes available June 7, July 19 and August 1.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
Children ages six and under are invited to this fun party on May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets on sale now.
Area Youths Win Honors in Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Area Youths Win Honors in Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition
The winners will now compete in the Sectional Competition!
Surprise seeks public input on libraries; May 11 community meeting Surprise seeks public input on libraries; May 11 community meeting
Help guide future library operations, library renovation projects and potential new libraries! Attend a public meeting and take our survey.
City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
Applications are available at surpriseaz.gov/boards.
Greenway Rd closed at Litchfield, Grand this weekend for improvement work Greenway Rd closed at Litchfield, Grand this weekend for improvement work
Grand Avenue narrowed to one lane each direction at Greenway Road.
Surprise public safety professionals receive VFW Servant Awards Surprise public safety professionals receive VFW Servant Awards
Police Officer Nathan Miller, Paramedic Russell Lindholm and Firefighter Michael Meadors were recognized for their integrity and dedication to service.
City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage May 12 City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage May 12
Come support your local talent, and enjoy a night of entertainment!
Free Parenting with Purpose class offers tips on motivating, inspiring children Free Parenting with Purpose class offers tips on motivating, inspiring children
Get tips on how to raise successful children by inspiring them to be positive and confident and by setting effective boundaries and limits.
Valley Metro shares Dial-a-Ride transition FAQs, outreach timeline Valley Metro shares Dial-a-Ride transition FAQs, outreach timeline
Current Dial-a-Ride customers will receive letters about the new service model changes beginning next month.
Step up to the plate! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise Step up to the plate! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise
Saturday, April 29 at the Youth Baseball Complex, 15565 N Parkview Place.
Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA
Workshop will cover IRA basics, strategies and laws.
Surprise partners on employment programs for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities Surprise partners on employment programs for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities
Partnerships with Benevilla and One Step Beyond provide job shadowing opportunities.
Surprise Safety Day event May 6; presented by Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Surprise Safety Day event May 6; presented by Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Event will showcase emergency vehicles and equipment and feature interactive exhibits and live demonstrations on water safety, CPR and the city’s public safety services.
Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 29 Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 29
More than 50 vendors will have new and used treasures on display!
Daytime closure of Acoma Dr near Litchfield Rd for pavement preservation April 24 & 25 Daytime closure of Acoma Dr near Litchfield Rd for pavement preservation April 24 & 25
A detour route will be marked to assist drivers in navigating around the closure.
City Council to discuss possible 2017 General Obligation Bond Election City Council to discuss possible 2017 General Obligation Bond Election
The Surprise Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee was briefed, Wednesday evening, by city staff on proposed capital improvement projects that may be included in three separate bond questions this fall.
Help shape our Arts and Culture Master Plan Help shape our Arts and Culture Master Plan
If you live, work, or invest in the city, tell us what makes Surprise interesting, unique, a great place to visit or a great place to call home.
2017 Surprise Retail Survey results are in! 2017 Surprise Retail Survey results are in!
See who the top 10 most wanted restaurants and retailers are, as well as the local favorites!
Surprise discusses future of Dial-a-Ride, Northwest Valley public transit Surprise discusses future of Dial-a-Ride, Northwest Valley public transit
Three service models will be available to customers on July 1, 2017 when the current Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride transportation model is discontinued.
City Manager presents FY18 Recommended Budget to City Council City Manager presents FY18 Recommended Budget to City Council
City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented a $336.5 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Recommended Budget to City Council at Tuesday’s Work Session.
City thanks community for support of Operation Thunderbox supply drive for troops City thanks community for support of Operation Thunderbox supply drive for troops
Registration underway for summer youth sports camps and youth basketball leagues Registration underway for summer youth sports camps and youth basketball leagues
Summer Youth Sports Camps include basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium featuring The Secret Life of Pets Movie Night at Surprise Stadium featuring The Secret Life of Pets
Free admission. Movie begins at 7 p.m.
Surprise Sundancers award $135,000 in college scholarships to west valley students Surprise Sundancers award $135,000 in college scholarships to west valley students
Scholarship funds presented to colleges and technical schools on behalf of 54 students.
Become a storm spotter; free training class May 8 Become a storm spotter; free training class May 8
Learn how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena.
Surprise Resource Center partners to expand veteran assistance services Surprise Resource Center partners to expand veteran assistance services
All programs and services are available at no-cost.
City of Surprise hosts Ultimate Capture the Flag tournament for teens City of Surprise hosts Ultimate Capture the Flag tournament for teens
Teens will play the classic game of capture the flag while wearing a giant inflatable bubble! Register today!
Free wellness class on cognition, brain function Free wellness class on cognition, brain function
Class will cover normal changes in memory as we age; changes/behaviors that may be indicative of dementia; strategies to preserve brain function & more!
Surprise spring Egg-stravaganza hops into town April 15 Surprise spring Egg-stravaganza hops into town April 15
Join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled plastic eggs!
Surprise Fire-Medical awards winners of driving awareness poster, PSA contest Surprise Fire-Medical awards winners of driving awareness poster, PSA contest
First place winners received a prize and will have their submissions displayed in all of the Dysart Unified high schools.
Free tax return preparation available to qualifying taxpayers Free tax return preparation available to qualifying taxpayers
There are two VITA sites offered through city of Surprise.
Drainage improvement project underway along 115th Ave in Surprise Drainage improvement project underway along 115th Ave in Surprise
The 115th Ave & Union Hills project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.
Enjoy live music at Second Sundays in the Park, April 9 Enjoy live music at Second Sundays in the Park, April 9
Notes from Neptune will play Blues and R&B music from 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
City of Surprise offers summer camp program City of Surprise offers summer camp program
This fun-filled camp for grades 1-8 includes: afternoon snack, daily activities, arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips.
Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA
A free workshop that will cover IRA basics, strategies and laws.
Wonderland Tea Party for kids on April 8 Wonderland Tea Party for kids on April 8
Guests, ages 3-10 years old, will enjoy an afternoon with stories and storybook characters, dancing, crafts, juice and cookies.
Free class on protecting against cyber security threats Free class on protecting against cyber security threats
Learn some simple ways that you can protect you and your family.
ADOT maintenance work to close Loop 303 ramp at US 60 (Grand Avenue), March 29 ADOT maintenance work to close Loop 303 ramp at US 60 (Grand Avenue), March 29
Early morning drivers should plan an alternate route while the ramp is closed from 6:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Greenway Rd - Litchfield Rd intersection improvement work to begin Greenway Rd - Litchfield Rd intersection improvement work to begin
Expect lane restrictions around the intersection of Litchfield and Greenway roads from March 30 through May 8.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 8 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 8
Free disposal of unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste.
Surprise Pops Band to play light classics at free concert April 2 Surprise Pops Band to play light classics at free concert April 2
Concert us 3 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
Surprise Senior Center to host Seniors Prom April 19 Surprise Senior Center to host Seniors Prom April 19
There will be dancing, karaoke and a delicious catered lunch. Reserve your spot today!
Wellness Class: Importance of screening for prostate cancer Wellness Class: Importance of screening for prostate cancer
Dr. Kumar, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, will discuss a simple blood test that can help diagnose prostate cancer.
Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities
Learn about an organization that connects talent with nonprofits.
Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available
The trailer comes equipped with everything you need to get your party started, including chairs, tables, coolers & more!
Calling all performers! City holding auditions for Surprise Talent Show Calling all performers! City holding auditions for Surprise Talent Show
Prizes in three categories - youth, teen and adult!
Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Choose from volleyball, kickball, flag football, baseball, basketball & softball!
Surprise Aquatic Center offers spring swim lessons Surprise Aquatic Center offers spring swim lessons
Private and group swim lessons will begin the week of March 27.
2017 Surprise Retail Survey is open! Help bring in new shopping & dining; vote for local favorites 2017 Surprise Retail Survey is open! Help bring in new shopping & dining; vote for local favorites
City 'Citrus Care' landscaping course changing locations City 'Citrus Care' landscaping course changing locations
Class will now be held in the Surprise-GateWay Training Center Auditorium, 13659 W Cactus Rd.
City of Surprise offers Spring Break Sports Camps City of Surprise offers Spring Break Sports Camps
Youth tennis, baseball and softball camps are open for registration!
Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions
Applications can be submitted in person at City Hall or by email to clerk@surpriseaz.gov.
Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mock Drill Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mock Drill
Surprise-Fire Medical will use GOHS funding to conduct a Drunk/Distracted Driving Mock Drill for over 2,600 students at Valley Vista High School.
Surprise Senior Center offers daily meal program Surprise Senior Center offers daily meal program
A hot lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon.
Volunteer for Community Pride Day on April 8 & help beautify Surprise Volunteer for Community Pride Day on April 8 & help beautify Surprise
Volunteers will help with landscaping and trash removal.
Enjoy live music at Second Sundays in the Park, March 12 Enjoy live music at Second Sundays in the Park, March 12
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Swap meet is Saturday, April 29. Reserve your spot!
Surprise Stadium hosts Venezuelan National Baseball Team March 8 & 9 Surprise Stadium hosts Venezuelan National Baseball Team March 8 & 9
Team Venezuela will face off against the Kansas City Royals on March 8 and the Texas Rangers on March 9! Both games at 1:05 p.m. MST.
Registration underway for city’s Spring Break Camp  Registration underway for city’s Spring Break Camp
Camp runs March 20-24. For youth in Kindergarten - 6th grade.
City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 3 City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 3
Summer job program for income-eligible Surprise teens between the ages of 15 – 19.
Seeking input on proposed Sign Code changes; public meetings throughout March Seeking input on proposed Sign Code changes; public meetings throughout March
Proposed code aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law.
Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!  Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!
Students who are currently in grades 6-11 may apply through March 20.
Support our troops by donating care items Support our troops by donating care items
Help send care packages to deployed Luke Air Force Base airmen by donating food and hygiene items March 1 through April 13 at Surprise City Hall!
Surprise Arts Commission hosts Public Art Bus Tour March 22 Surprise Arts Commission hosts Public Art Bus Tour March 22
Space is limited; reservations can be made by calling Benevilla at 623.584.4999.
Free class on feeding your new baby Free class on feeding your new baby
This class, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for Banner Health, will cover breastfeeding basics.
City-run ambulance service grows; second ambulance now in operation City-run ambulance service grows; second ambulance now in operation
City-run ambulances stationed at Fire Stations 302 and 305.
Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses
All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road  final weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road final weekly project update
Activities, such as permanent lane striping, will be completed by March 6.
Council repeals City-wide Temporary Sign Policy; and Bell and Grand Temporary Sign and Use Permit P Council repeals City-wide Temporary Sign Policy; and Bell and Grand Temporary Sign and Use Permit P
Businesses in Surprise will have 60 days to comply with the original signage policy.
City of Surprise hosts BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge City of Surprise hosts BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge
Come see nationally ranked baseball powerhouse Oregon State, as well as the competitive forces of Ohio State, Nebraska and Utah! Tournament runs Feb. 23-26.
Mayor Wolcott highlights Our Community. Our Story in 2017 State of the City Address Mayor Wolcott highlights Our Community. Our Story in 2017 State of the City Address
Mayor Sharon Wolcott shared the story of Surprise, introducing who we are and where we are headed as a community, in the 2017 State of the City Address, presented this afternoon before a packed house at the Colonnade.
Spring Cleanup Event March 11, free for Surprise residents Spring Cleanup Event March 11, free for Surprise residents
Drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge!
Surprise kicks off the 15th annual Spring Training season! Surprise kicks off the 15th annual Spring Training season!
We are thrilled to kick off the 15th Annual Spring Training Season in Surprise! If you haven’t secured your tickets for the Kansas City Royals or Texas Rangers games, what are you waiting for?
City hosts Teen Laser Tag Tournament Feb. 25 City hosts Teen Laser Tag Tournament Feb. 25
Register as a team of six or as a single participant to be placed on a team.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
A flash flood watch has been issued for Feb. 18 & 19.
Schedule change for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic due to weather Schedule change for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic due to weather
Get the updated schedule!
Ottawa University Announces New Residential Campus in Surprise Ottawa University Announces New Residential Campus in Surprise
Ottawa University and the City of Surprise today announced that Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ), a new residential university campus, will be opening Fall 2017 in Surprise, Ariz., expanding upon the university’s 40-year presence in the Valley of the Sun, making Surprise a university town, and bringing intercollegiate athletic programs to the West Valley.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Learn more about the project design and final construction activities.
City offices closed Monday for Presidents Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect City offices closed Monday for Presidents Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect
City customers only are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of February 20-24.
West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open
Individual and team registrations for ages 13-15.
Outreach and promotional vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event Outreach and promotional vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event
Booth space available now!
Registration open for Surprise Tennis University, specialized beginners program for adults Registration open for Surprise Tennis University, specialized beginners program for adults
Tennis University is an eleven-week program for beginner tennis players ages 18 and up.
Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch celebrates start of 2017 Spring Training season with Royals & Rangers Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch celebrates start of 2017 Spring Training season with Royals & Rangers
Join us March 2 to hear about the upcoming season from Rangers and Royals team staff!
Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Tournament: Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Tournament: Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships
Tournament runs Feb. 12-19 and includes great tennis action as well as a series of special events for the public.
Traffic restrictions on Bullard Ave scheduled 2/14-2/17 Traffic restrictions on Bullard Ave scheduled 2/14-2/17
The work to locate utilities will impact traffic between Acoma Dr and Waddell Rd.
Surprise hosts Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic Surprise hosts Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic
Get tickets to see Oregon State, Indiana, Duke and Gonzaga play at Surprise Stadium Feb. 17-20.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 13.
City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball on February 18 City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball on February 18
Music, dancing, games, snacks and more! For ages 10 and under.
Tune in to “Rhythm Edition” at Second Sundays in the Park Tune in to “Rhythm Edition” at Second Sundays in the Park
Enjoy a variety of musical hits from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 12.
Drive Wise, Surprise! Police launch new traffic safety campaign Drive Wise, Surprise! Police launch new traffic safety campaign
The campaign is designed to create a culture of safe driving in Surprise.
Police seek public assistance to identify graffiti suspect in Surprise Police seek public assistance to identify graffiti suspect in Surprise
This morning, the Surprise Police responded to several reports of graffiti in a residential area located in the 15200 block of Ventura Street and Hearn Road in Surprise.
HOA Connection Classes focus on homeowners associations and the law HOA Connection Classes focus on homeowners associations and the law
Classes will cover HOA open meeting laws and proposed legislation related to community associations.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 6.
Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds to ‘A ’ Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds to ‘A ’
The nationally-recognized credit rating agency also issued a rating outlook of Stable.
County Seeking Community Input on Multi-Year Health Improvement Plan County Seeking Community Input on Multi-Year Health Improvement Plan
Attend the meeting on Feb. 28 at Surprise City Hall to help identify the top 3-5 health priorities.
City begins FY18 budget discussions Feb 7 City begins FY18 budget discussions Feb 7
The City of Surprise Fiscal Year 2018 budget-building process begins at the City Council’s Work Session, 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 7.
City hosts free Medicare workshops City hosts free Medicare workshops
Workshops are for anyone currently enrolled in Medicare or wanting to learn more about it.
Free Career Success Workshop for Women, Feb. 23 Free Career Success Workshop for Women, Feb. 23
Workshop for women who are looking for tips on finding a job or advancing their career.
Process begins for traffic/signal changes on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria) Process begins for traffic/signal changes on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria)
With a state engineer on board, design work is underway on the transformation of Bullard Avenue, between Greenway Road and Peoria Avenue, city staff informed the Bullard Avenue Task Force, Thursday evening.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of January 30.
Mayor Wolcott delivers 2017 State of the City Address, Feb. 22 Mayor Wolcott delivers 2017 State of the City Address, Feb. 22
Join Mayor Sharon Wolcott as she highlights the success of Our Community. Our Story and provides the vision for future success in the 2017 State of the City luncheon event.
Bullard Task Force update meeting, Jan. 26 Bullard Task Force update meeting, Jan. 26
The Bullard Avenue Task Force will meet on Thursday, January 26, for a project update from city staff regarding traffic/signal changes on Bullard, between Greenway and Peoria.
Register for the 2017 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works Register for the 2017 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works
This eight-session academy offers the opportunity to learn about the city directly from the mayor, councilmembers, city manager and upper-level city staff.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of January 23.
Flash Flood Watch issued through midnight tonight Flash Flood Watch issued through midnight tonight
Sandbag locations available throughout Surprise.
Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic & BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge slide into Surprise Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic & BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge slide into Surprise
The tournaments will host Oregon State, Indiana, Duke, Gonzaga, Nebraska, Utah and Ohio State. Tickets available now!
City map shows finalized traffic patterns for Grand Ave intersections in Bell-Grand project area City map shows finalized traffic patterns for Grand Ave intersections in Bell-Grand project area
View the traffic arrangements before the project is complete so you know how to navigate the area.
UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of January 16.
City offices closed Monday for MLK Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect City offices closed Monday for MLK Day; holiday trash / recycling schedule in effect
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day.
Free wellness classes on concussions and cognition, brain function Free wellness classes on concussions and cognition, brain function
Register today!
Classic folk characters educate Surprise residents on sanitation practices Classic folk characters educate Surprise residents on sanitation practices
'Like' us on Facebook at facebook.com/RecycleWiseinSurprise to see all six designs and to learn helpful recycling and sanitation sorting tips!
City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
Applications are available at surpriseaz.gov/boards.
Surprise Pops Band to play Broadway tunes at free concert Jan. 22 Surprise Pops Band to play Broadway tunes at free concert Jan. 22
Performance is 3 p.m. at Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
Surprise TV supports statewide simulcast of investigation of prescription opioid abuse in AZ Surprise TV supports statewide simulcast of investigation of prescription opioid abuse in AZ
Tonight, television and radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report on the issue of prescription opioid abuse.
City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, softball and baseball registration opens City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, softball and baseball registration opens
Registration is open through Jan. 28.
Surprise hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. day of celebration, community service on Saturday Surprise hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. day of celebration, community service on Saturday
Join us for a program celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., followed by a day of community service.
Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues this Sunday Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues this Sunday
Free performance at Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of January 9.
Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting
On January 25, 2017 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.
Surprise Police host Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back Surprise Police host Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 7 until 10 am, the Surprise Police Department will be hosting a Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back Event. This event will be held at the Surprise Public Safety Building located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.
Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in during City Hall Ceremony Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in during City Hall Ceremony
The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers.
UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Due to recent rain, traffic restrictions for the week of January 2, 2017 have been changed.
Surprise 10 & Under Tennis now offers free bonus play day for the 2017 winter session Surprise 10 & Under Tennis now offers free bonus play day for the 2017 winter session
Classes begin on Tuesday, January 3 and space is limited. Register today at surpriseaz.gov/tennis.
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan.7 at 7 a.m. Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan.7 at 7 a.m.
Visit surprisespringtraining.com or call 623.222.2222 for more information.
Winners of Water Calendar Photo Contest announced; free calendars available Winners of Water Calendar Photo Contest announced; free calendars available
Stop by City Hall for a complimentary calendar!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of December 26.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
Ten sandbag locations available throughout Surprise. Please bring a shovel to fill the bags.
Free Wellness Class: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of Concussion Free Wellness Class: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of Concussion
Register today!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of December 19.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Drop-off sites are open December 26 – January 14.
Surprise hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. day of celebration & service Jan. 14 Surprise hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. day of celebration & service Jan. 14
Join us for a program celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., followed by a day of community service.
Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2017 Spring Training season Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2017 Spring Training season
To be considered, submit a recording of your anthem performance by Jan.16, 2017.
West Valley Conservatory of Ballet to perform at Second Sundays in the Park Dec. 11 West Valley Conservatory of Ballet to perform at Second Sundays in the Park Dec. 11
2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of December 12.
2017 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 10! 2017 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 10!
Individual tickets and season packages will be available.
Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 10 Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 10
Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for winter special interest classes Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for winter special interest classes
Classes available for ages 2 through adult!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of December 5.
Registration for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues opens Dec. 5 Registration for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues opens Dec. 5
Sports include indoor volleyball, kickball, flag football, basketball and softball.
City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament Dec. 10 City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament Dec. 10
Register today!
It’s flu season; Surprise Fire-Medical reminds you to know signs, symptoms of the virus It’s flu season; Surprise Fire-Medical reminds you to know signs, symptoms of the virus
Be aware of flu symptoms and know when to seek emergency medical attention.
Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp for youth Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp for youth
Camp will be held December 26-30 & January 2-6 from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Sierra Montana Recreation Center.
High-tech displays at AZ TechCelerator’s “Tech the Halls” Holiday Open House High-tech displays at AZ TechCelerator’s “Tech the Halls” Holiday Open House
Check out the latest tech wonders evolving at the city's business incubator on Thursday, December 8, at the AZ TechCelerator campus and enter for a chance to win some cool tech devices for you!
Surprise Police complete a multi-year CALEA accreditation process Surprise Police complete a multi-year CALEA accreditation process
Chief Terry Young is pleased to announce that the Surprise Police Department has once again successfully completed a multi-year process designed to recognize professionalism in law enforcement through achievement of accredited status with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®).
Join us for our 15th annual Surprise Party Dec. 2 & 3 Join us for our 15th annual Surprise Party Dec. 2 & 3
Join us for a variety of activities and entertainment experiences. Free admission!
Surprise Park-and-Ride returning to Bell & Grand location Dec. 5 Surprise Park-and-Ride returning to Bell & Grand location Dec. 5
Pick-up & drop-off for Route 571 – Surprise Express will relocate back to 13327 W Bell Rd effective Dec. 5.
Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease
Get tips on fat, oil and grease disposal!
City celebrates reopening of Bell Road City celebrates reopening of Bell Road
Commuters were able to cruise over the new Bell Road Bridge at Grand Avenue on their way to work this morning, as the Arizona Department of Transportation officially opened the road at 12:15 a.m.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of November 21.
Free tax planning class Free tax planning class
Find out what's new for 2016, when to itemize deductions & more!
Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule
Special online pre-sale begins Dec. 10. Box Office opens Jan. 7.
City Council appoints Gaudreau as Associate Judge City Council appoints Gaudreau as Associate Judge
The Surprise City Council appointed Catherine Ann Gaudreau to serve as the new Associate Judge for the Surprise City Court, at their meeting November 15, 2016 meeting.
Surprise launches virtual tour of city’s public art Surprise launches virtual tour of city’s public art
Map is available at www.surpriseaz.gov/arts
Free Career Success Workshop for Women Nov. 29 Free Career Success Workshop for Women Nov. 29
Register today!
Surprise Resource Center wins ‘Best of the West’; AZ TechCelerator runner-up Surprise Resource Center wins ‘Best of the West’; AZ TechCelerator runner-up
City recognized for helping people and creating jobs!
UPDATED: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update UPDATED: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of November 14.
Ahead of holiday shopping Surprise Police remind you to ‘Lock it or Lose it’ Ahead of holiday shopping Surprise Police remind you to ‘Lock it or Lose it’
Police launch new Public Service Announcement showing that the majority of thefts from vehicles are preventable.
Surprise voters reject General Obligation bond Surprise voters reject General Obligation bond
Surprise voters rejected a $63 million General Obligation bond initiative in the November 8th General Election, that would have funded nine capital improvement projects over the next five years.
You're invited! “Thank you Surprise” Holiday Season Kickoff & Pre-Bell Rd Reopening Event, Nov You're invited! “Thank you Surprise” Holiday Season Kickoff & Pre-Bell Rd Reopening Event, Nov
The event will be held at the Surprise Marketplace Target, 13731 W. Bell Rd, on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.
Medicare Informational Workshop Nov. 22 Medicare Informational Workshop Nov. 22
Workshop will cover elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplements (Medigap).
Free Wellness Class: Causes, Symptoms and Complications of Obesity Free Wellness Class: Causes, Symptoms and Complications of Obesity
Register today!
The Art of Craft Beer & Scratch Cuisine; free event Nov. 16 The Art of Craft Beer & Scratch Cuisine; free event Nov. 16
Join us at State 48 for a fun look at the art of crafting beer and creating flavorful cuisine from scratch.
Lane restrictions planned on Grand Ave near Loop 303, Nov 8-11 Lane restrictions planned on Grand Ave near Loop 303, Nov 8-11
Drivers should proceed with caution and be mindful of construction personnel.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of November 7.
Overnight closure of Crossroads Blvd, Smokey Dr on Nov. 8 Overnight closure of Crossroads Blvd, Smokey Dr on Nov. 8
Closure due to pavement preservation work.
Join City of Surprise for a Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 Join City of Surprise for a Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11
Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will run along Bullard Ave near Surprise Stadium.
Surprise TV provides the latest in city meetings, series & events Surprise TV provides the latest in city meetings, series & events
New programming is added daily; stay informed Surprise!
City utility billing experiencing high call volumes due to American Water technical issues City utility billing experiencing high call volumes due to American Water technical issues
Payments can be made in-person at City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm.
Fitch upgrades Surprise revenue bond and long-term default ratings to ‘AA ’ Fitch upgrades Surprise revenue bond and long-term default ratings to ‘AA ’
City Manager Bob Wingenroth announced Tuesday night that Fitch Ratings, one of the “Big Three” nationally recognized credit rating agencies, has upgraded the city’s Excise Tax and State-Shared Revenue Obligation (ETRO) bond rating to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA-’.
City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway
Leagues and/or camps available for basketball, kickball, baseball and softball.
Surprise utility billing begins today Surprise utility billing begins today
Visit surpriseaz.gov/mysurpriseaddress to see a list of service providers for your property.
Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Create a gingerbread house for our annual Surprise Party! Prizes in four categories: adult, teen, youth and group.
Free Class: The Facts About Annuities Free Class: The Facts About Annuities
Register today!
Shop at Surprise Super Swap Meet on Nov. 19 Shop at Surprise Super Swap Meet on Nov. 19
Over 70 vendors will be at the Surprise Aquatic Center from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Limited number of vendors spots still available.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of October 31.
City seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show participants, promotional vendors for Surprise Party City seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show participants, promotional vendors for Surprise Party
Surprise Party is Friday, December 2 from 5–9 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 11a.m.–5 p.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campus, 15850 N. Bullard Avenue.
Traffic restrictions at Cactus Rd & Bullard Ave intersection on 10/29 Traffic restrictions at Cactus Rd & Bullard Ave intersection on 10/29
Roadwork will begin at 6 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 p.m.
Surprise to host “Play Ball” youth experience Surprise to host “Play Ball” youth experience
The November 5 "Play Ball" event is free for boys and girls ages 7-12.
City cuts ribbon on new water operations, training center City cuts ribbon on new water operations, training center
The Surprise-GateWay Training Center offers new critical labs and training space for West Valley water professionals.
Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 28-29 Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 28-29
The maze will be open from 6-9 p.m. at the Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N. Spring Lane.
Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft
The financial consequences of identity theft can be devastating. Help protect yourself and your family by getting informed at a free class.
Itty Bitty Monster Bash set for Oct. 28 Itty Bitty Monster Bash set for Oct. 28
Children can enjoy music, dancing, games, snacks and more – all while dressed in their favorite costume! Tickets on sale now!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of October 24.
Surprise Public Safety officials invite you to G.A.I.N. Night on Oct. 29 Surprise Public Safety officials invite you to G.A.I.N. Night on Oct. 29
This FREE family event will have music, bounce houses, face painting, emergency vehicle displays, SWAT team demonstrations, trick or treating and much more!
Neighborhood Grant Program application deadline extended to Nov 30 Neighborhood Grant Program application deadline extended to Nov 30
Eligible neighborhoods within the city of Surprise now have more time to apply for grant money for their community project.
Award-winning comic artist featured at event in Surprise Oct. 22 Award-winning comic artist featured at event in Surprise Oct. 22
Steve Rude will be at Northwest Regional Library from 11 a.m - 1 p.m.
Hayden appointed to District 2 council seat Hayden appointed to District 2 council seat
Jim Hayden was appointed by the Surprise City Council, Tuesday night, to serve out the remainder of the term for the District 2 (D2) council seat.
Surprise begins interviews for associate judge Surprise begins interviews for associate judge
The Surprise City Council-appointed Judicial Selection Advisory Commission (JSAC) will conduct open-to-the-public interviews with five Associate Judge candidates on November 1 and 3, 2016.
City to host free workshops & career fair at Communiversity @ Surprise City to host free workshops & career fair at Communiversity @ Surprise
Sign up for the employment/employer workshops and plan to attend the Nov. 2 job fair!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of October 17.
Daytime lane restriction on Greenway Rd at Litchfield Rd 10/18 – 10/21 Daytime lane restriction on Greenway Rd at Litchfield Rd 10/18 – 10/21
The single-lane restriction will be in effect 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
City hosts free wellness classes: “Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment” & “Leading a Balanced Life” City hosts free wellness classes: “Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment” & “Leading a Balanced Life”
Register today!
Surprise City Hall an early voting location for all Maricopa County voters Surprise City Hall an early voting location for all Maricopa County voters
The City Clerk’s Office is a satellite voting location, open weekdays and select Saturdays.
Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday
The heart of Surprise will be alive with food, music and fun this weekend!
City of Surprise and Benevilla join forces for Helping Partners Program City of Surprise and Benevilla join forces for Helping Partners Program
Program helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities find meaningful work.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of October 10.
Surprise offers free gardening clinic & landscape classes Surprise offers free gardening clinic & landscape classes
Get tips from Master Gardeners!
Council to appoint D2 applicant in Oct. 18th Meeting Council to appoint D2 applicant in Oct. 18th Meeting
The Surprise City Council will vote to appoint Jim Hayden to the vacant District 2 council seat at the October 18th City Council Meeting, 6 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers.
Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp  Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp
Fall Break Camp runs October 17-21 and is for youth in Kindergarten - 6th grade.
Surprise shines a light on domestic violence Surprise shines a light on domestic violence
October proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Surprise. Purple lights will shine from city hall all month.
Surprise sets November 1 as official utility billing transition date Surprise sets November 1 as official utility billing transition date
Customers currently billed by American Water for water and/or wastewater and solid waste services will receive a Surprise billing statement in November.
Surprise hosts free speaker series on Arizona history & culture Surprise hosts free speaker series on Arizona history & culture
This series presents stories of our state's history and culture - from a famous stage coach robber to music and culture in the mining towns of pioneer Arizona.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of October 3.
Council to interview D2 applicants in Oct. 4 Special Meeting Council to interview D2 applicants in Oct. 4 Special Meeting
The Surprise City Council will meet to interview the two applicants seeking the vacant District 2 council seat in a Special Meeting, October 4, at 4 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers.
New season of Lunchtime Theater kicks off in October New season of Lunchtime Theater kicks off in October
Enjoy a show over your lunch hour in the beautiful Arts HQ Gallery.
Emergency Preparedness Fair Oct. 1 Emergency Preparedness Fair Oct. 1
Come out for ham radio demos, 72-hour emergency kits, activities for kids, fire truck and police car displays and more!
Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments this fall Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments this fall
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex will host several USTA regional and national championships and a college national tournament.
Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth
Fill out an entry form, and get ready to compete Oct. 8!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 8 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 8
Drop off unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste!
Surprise Fiesta Grande to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more on Oct. 15! Surprise Fiesta Grande to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more on Oct. 15!
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 - 9 p.m. on Hollyhock St., north of Grand Ave. Event admission and parking are free!
Application assistance for KidsCare health insurance now available at Surprise Resource Center Application assistance for KidsCare health insurance now available at Surprise Resource Center
Now available through a partnership with local nonprofit Helping Families in Need.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of September 26.
Surprise Senior Center offers meal program; debuts fall menu Oct. 1 Surprise Senior Center offers meal program; debuts fall menu Oct. 1
Meals are available Monday through Friday at noon for a suggested contribution of $3.50.
City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
There are currently two vacancies on the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Free workshop on risk factors, symptoms and treatment of diabetes Free workshop on risk factors, symptoms and treatment of diabetes
Workshop will be taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator for Banner Health.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride rate reduced for trips to select cities Surprise Dial-A-Ride rate reduced for trips to select cities
Beginning October 1, rates for trips to select destinations outside of the city will be reduced from $4 to $2.50.
Free retirement success workshop Oct. 5 Free retirement success workshop Oct. 5
Learn how to make the most of your retirement. Register today!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of September 19.
Register for Surprise HOA Academy Register for Surprise HOA Academy
Learn about contracts, fiduciary duty, CC&R enforcement and code compliance.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Nov. 19 Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Nov. 19
Sell new or used goods at our popular community-wide garage sale!
Artwork submissions needed for Veterans Day art show in Surprise Artwork submissions needed for Veterans Day art show in Surprise
Professional and amateur artists are invited to display at this event.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium September 17 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium September 17
Stretch out on the grass and watch “Hotel Transylvania 2” (Rated PG)!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of September 12.
City Econ Dev Team wins award for Bell-Grand marketing campaign City Econ Dev Team wins award for Bell-Grand marketing campaign
The City of Surprise Economic Development Department was awarded a Golden Prospector Award for Best Multimedia Promotion at the Arizona Association for Economic Development Conference.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
The program offers financial assistance to income-qualified applicants who purchase a foreclosed bank-owned home in Surprise.
Get the facts: City to host Bond Election meetings; or we’ll come to you Get the facts: City to host Bond Election meetings; or we’ll come to you
City staff will host a series of public meetings this fall to explain the projects, costs and timelines.
Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses
Meet the firefighters, check out the living and eating quarters, walk through the bays and see the fire trucks!
Sierra Outlaws to perform at Second Sundays in the Park Sept. 11 Sierra Outlaws to perform at Second Sundays in the Park Sept. 11
This free family event will take place at Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m. and feature live country music.
District 2’s Biundo resigns effective 9/9/16 District 2’s Biundo resigns effective 9/9/16
Vice Mayor and District 2 Councilmember Jim Biundo submitted a letter of resignation to the City Clerk today, indicating an effective date of September 9, 2016.
Free CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free CPR Classes offered in Surprise
A morning and afternoon class will be held on September 21. Register today!
Beehive Coworking Space open house Sept. 9 Beehive Coworking Space open house Sept. 9
Come and check out the office space, meeting rooms and other business amenities
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of September 5.
Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 6; Volunteer opportunities available Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 6; Volunteer opportunities available
Register for volleyball, softball, tee-ball or baseball.
City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events
A pool party, dodgeball tournament, haunted maze and more!
Primary Election results in for Mayor; Districts 2, 3 & 4 Councilmembers Primary Election results in for Mayor; Districts 2, 3 & 4 Councilmembers
Surprise voters elected two new city councilmembers in Districts 2 and 4, returned an incumbent to District 3 and re-elected the mayor in Tuesday's primary election.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 29.
Fall Cleanup Event Sept. 10, free for Surprise residents Fall Cleanup Event Sept. 10, free for Surprise residents
Drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge!
Help Improve the Future of Transportation Help Improve the Future of Transportation
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by finding out how you travel.
Surprise Civic Center hosts two arts events Sept. 8 Surprise Civic Center hosts two arts events Sept. 8
Experience a showcase of fine art photography at Surprise City Hall, followed by an art exhibition at Arts HQ.
Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes
Classes are available for ages 2 through adult and will be held at various locations throughout Surprise.
August 30 Primary Election results on web, TV August 30 Primary Election results on web, TV
City primary election results will be posted to https://www.surpriseaz.gov/ and featured on Surprise TV, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 30.
Primary Election: Friday marks final day to vote early at Surprise City Hall Primary Election: Friday marks final day to vote early at Surprise City Hall
Police join with several community partners to host a drug symposium in Surprise Police join with several community partners to host a drug symposium in Surprise
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6-9 pm, the Surprise Police are partnering with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Drug Free AZ Kids, and the Christ Church of the Valley (CCV) to host a community drug awareness symposium, “The 2016 Drug Symposium”.
Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Choose from basketball, kickball, flag football and volleyball!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 22.
Free marketing workshop for businesses Sept. 8 Free marketing workshop for businesses Sept. 8
Reserve your spot, and get tips and tactics for promoting your business!
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Palm trees will be trimmed and pruned August 22-31 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration
The Good Dinosaur will be playing poolside on August 19!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 15.
Tot Time combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5 Tot Time combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5
Program activities include circle time, arts and crafts, gym time, field trips and more!
Sewer spill closes WB Peoria (136th Ave – Litchfield Rd) Sewer spill closes WB Peoria (136th Ave – Litchfield Rd)
A mechanical failure to the pump-around system on a construction project at the city’s south plant resulted in the spill. The pumping equipment is now operating properly, but crews remain on site for clean-up.
Poetry Slam event Oct. 7 in Surprise Poetry Slam event Oct. 7 in Surprise
It's open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling!
Police, and CALEA assessment team, hold public meeting in Surprise Police, and CALEA assessment team, hold public meeting in Surprise
As a part of the CALEA on-site assessment process, agency personnel and members of the community were invited to offer comments at a public information session.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
City of Surprise accepting applications for Associate Judge City of Surprise accepting applications for Associate Judge
The final filing date for this position is Friday, September 9, 2016 by noon.
Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande
Surprise Fiesta Grande will be held Saturday, October 15 from 3-9 p.m.
Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel
Technology upgrades at Cox Communications and Centurylink have or will move the city’s cable channel position.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 8.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex opens registration for fall youth programs Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex opens registration for fall youth programs
A structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis!
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade
There is no fee to participate. Entry forms are due by October 28.
Neighborhood Grant Program application now available Neighborhood Grant Program application now available
Interested communities should deliver the complete Neighborhood Grant Program application to City Hall by 5 p.m. on October 5, 2016.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 1.
Coming soon: New opt-in number for ShopSurprise daily deals Coming soon: New opt-in number for ShopSurprise daily deals
Beginning as early as this week, you will notice some important changes coming to better enhance the ShopSurprise digital marketing campaign!
Back to school is a busy time for Bullard Avenue Back to school is a busy time for Bullard Avenue
Next week is back to school time for many charter and public school students in Surprise! The City of Surprise Police and Public Works Departments offer safety information.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 25.
A message from Police Chief Young A message from Police Chief Young
“We are Your Police.”
Cactus Rd closed Litchfield to Solar Canyon 7/25-8/2 for widening Cactus Rd closed Litchfield to Solar Canyon 7/25-8/2 for widening
Detour signs will be placed at Litchfield and Dysart Roads directing traffic north to Waddell Road and south to Peoria Avenue.
Surprise Farms Park named “Project of the Year” by national public works magazine Surprise Farms Park named “Project of the Year” by national public works magazine
A skate park , splash pad and basketball courts are just some of the amenities in this award -winning community park!
City hosts photo contest for water conservation calendar City hosts photo contest for water conservation calendar
Surprise is seeking photos that capture the beauty, history, character or activity of water within the city for use in a 2017 water calendar.
Four-way stops added at Cotton Ln & Cactus Rd, Verde Vista Dr & Waddell Rd in Surprise Four-way stops added at Cotton Ln & Cactus Rd, Verde Vista Dr & Waddell Rd in Surprise
Traffic management signs, flashers and flags will be posted in the project areas to inform drivers of the new changes.
Career Fair, Employment Workshop coming to Surprise in August Career Fair, Employment Workshop coming to Surprise in August
Get tips on resume building, interviewing, social media networking and more at the workshop and then meet with more than a dozen employers at the career fair!
City of Surprise 10u State Champions – Surprise Royals advance to 2016 Pacific Southwest Regionals City of Surprise 10u State Champions – Surprise Royals advance to 2016 Pacific Southwest Regionals
The city's Cal Ripken Surprise Royals youth 10u minor league baseball team is competing for the Pacific Southwest Regional title this week.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 18.
City accepting applications for new Beehive Coworking Space City accepting applications for new Beehive Coworking Space
Businesses can access meeting rooms, copiers, Wi-Fi and other fundamental business amenities. Limited spaces available!
City of Surprise builds home for family through grant program City of Surprise builds home for family through grant program
Home was built through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, one of several neighborhood grants and housing programs offered by the city.
Important dates & information related to the 2016 Primary Election Important dates & information related to the 2016 Primary Election
Voter registration for the primary closes Monday, August 1, so be sure to register soon!
Surprise Citizens Patrol to host upcoming recruitment and informational meeting Surprise Citizens Patrol to host upcoming recruitment and informational meeting
The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens Patrol and opportunities the program offers
Join us for Dive in Movie Night featuring The Good Dinosaur Join us for Dive in Movie Night featuring The Good Dinosaur
Get your tickets, and watch a movie under the stars on Saturday, July 30!
A food donation can help erase hunger & your library fines A food donation can help erase hunger & your library fines
The City of Surprise is partnering with Maricopa County Library District for its 2016 Food for Fines Week, July 15-23.
Veterans can connect with employers at Veteran Job Club meeting Thursday Veterans can connect with employers at Veteran Job Club meeting Thursday
Meeting is July 14, 6-7:30 p.m.,in the Surprise Resource Center located at 12425 W. Bell Rd, Suite #124.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 11.
Monsoon storms bring dirt & debris; know the rules on draining, backwashing your pool Monsoon storms bring dirt & debris; know the rules on draining, backwashing your pool
Get a step-by-step guide on how to drain a pool or spa, tips for knowing when to drain, and a guide to washing pool and spa filters!
Girder placement resumes at Bell Road overpass in Surprise Girder placement resumes at Bell Road overpass in Surprise
Work to install girders for a Bell Road overpass at Grand Avenue (US 60) resumed.
Registration opens for City of Surprise fall youth sports leagues Registration opens for City of Surprise fall youth sports leagues
Registration begins July 5 for recreational soccer and flag football, competitive soccer and a new basketball skills class!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 1.
Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments
City Council is expected to review the amendments for possible action in September.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride expands service, changes rates Surprise Dial-A-Ride expands service, changes rates
Rides available 365 days a year!
City of Surprise 2015 Water Quality Report Available Online City of Surprise 2015 Water Quality Report Available Online
View the report online or request a paper report be sent to your home.
Public Notice for how to submit arguments for/against Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election Public Notice for how to submit arguments for/against Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election
The City of Surprise is seeking for/against arguments for Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election.
New partnership aims to meet needs of homeless youth in Surprise New partnership aims to meet needs of homeless youth in Surprise
A Mobile Youth Resource Center, with bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, internet access and more, is coming to Surprise.
City of Surprise 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now! City of Surprise 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now!
Celebrate with swimming, crafts, music, games, raffle prizes & a poolside view of the city's fireworks show!
City opens application process for Community Outreach Program City opens application process for Community Outreach Program
A City Council-led initiative to assist community organizations in providing programs and events that benefit City of Surprise residents is now accepting applications.
City offers Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturdays, 3-on-3 tournament in July City offers Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturdays, 3-on-3 tournament in July
Come out and enjoy some friendly competition!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of June 27.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
The use of consumer fireworks is permitted from June 24 – July 6 and December 24 – January 3, only.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims Drowning Impact Awareness Season Mayor Wolcott proclaims Drowning Impact Awareness Season
Stay vigilant around water and take advantage of city's free CPR training, swim lesson assessments and more.
You Decide- $63 million bond to fund public safety, streets & rec projects makes Nov ballot You Decide- $63 million bond to fund public safety, streets & rec projects makes Nov ballot
City Council approved sending a $63 million General Obligation Bond initiative to the voters in November 2016, at their Regular Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016.
Council oks FY17 budget; funds new public safety jobs, street maintenance Council oks FY17 budget; funds new public safety jobs, street maintenance
The Surprise City Council approved a $271.9 million Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, at a Special Meeting on June 21, 2016.
Surprise sends surplus equipment to auction Surprise sends surplus equipment to auction
Equipment will be auctioned July 9 and July 23 at Sierra Auction.
City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Join us for baseball, live music, giveaways & fireworks!
Youth entrepreneurs awarded seed money to launch smoothie business Youth entrepreneurs awarded seed money to launch smoothie business
Students from Arizona Charter Academy were awarded $2,000 in seed money after competing in the 3rd Annual Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
City hosts school supply drive City hosts school supply drive
Donate supplies to benefit K-8th graders in the Dysart and Nadaburg school districts! Drive runs June 20 - July 28.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of June 20.
Surprise Fire-Medical gives helpful hints to prepare for upcoming heat wave Surprise Fire-Medical gives helpful hints to prepare for upcoming heat wave
Know the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and seek emergency medical assistance if you or someone you know exhibits signs of heat stroke or exhaustion.
Surprise joins Luke AFB, other communities in partnership program Surprise joins Luke AFB, other communities in partnership program
Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott joined Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and other West Valley community leaders at a signature-signing event today to establish the Air Force Community Partnership Program at Luke Air Force Base.
Overnight traffic restrictions at Bell & Dysart intersection tonight, 9 p.m. Overnight traffic restrictions at Bell & Dysart intersection tonight, 9 p.m.
Work to repair a water leak near the intersection is expected to be completed tomorrow at 5 a.m.
Turning restrictions at Greenway & Litchfield June 24-27 Turning restrictions at Greenway & Litchfield June 24-27
The left hand turning movements from Greenway Rd to north and southbound Litchfield Rd will be prohibited June 24 at 9 p.m. - June 27 at 5 a.m.
City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2016 City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2016
Know where to find sand and bag locations, what to do during monsoon 2016 weather events and more!
“Come to Dive-in Movie Night, you will” “Come to Dive-in Movie Night, you will”
Don't miss the dive-in movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, at the Surprise Aquatics Center on June 18; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Two construction workers injured at the Grand Bell Interchange Project Two construction workers injured at the Grand Bell Interchange Project
The police are currently on-scene working with the Arizona Department of Transportation personnel to determine the cause of the incident.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association award Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association award
The department received the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day
Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase
THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OF $588,173 OR 8.7%.
Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Businesses around the project are open during construction so please continue to ShopSurprise!
Council to consider proposed bond; public comments, survey results available online Council to consider proposed bond; public comments, survey results available online
City Council to discuss proposed projects and potential ballot language at their June 7 meeting.
Public meetings in June for proposed Surprise Heritage District Public meetings in June for proposed Surprise Heritage District
The Surprise Heritage District would implement a new zoning district in the city's Original Town Site.
Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles
As temperatures rise, Surprise Police are reminding residents of the deadly dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars through their “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.
2016 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in! 2016 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in!
Find out which restaurants and retailers the community chose as their local favorites!
Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy
Academy offers expert information for HOA residents, board members and managers.
Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln – 175th Ave, to close for improvement work Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln – 175th Ave, to close for improvement work
A two month project to pave a dirt section of Cactus Road will begin May 31.
Wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day to be held Saturday Wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day to be held Saturday
The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. at the WWII Memorial located by the Northwest Regional Library.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 30.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 28 Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 28
The City of Surprise pools will open on Saturday, May 28 for summer open swim.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
Children ages 6 and under can enjoy music, games, prizes, crafts and pool play!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 23.
Statement From Mayor Sharon Wolcott Re: Citizen Comments Made At May 4 Council Meeting Statement From Mayor Sharon Wolcott Re: Citizen Comments Made At May 4 Council Meeting
Surprise, Maricopa County partner to launch program aimed at giving working families a helping hand Surprise, Maricopa County partner to launch program aimed at giving working families a helping hand
Income eligible parents in Surprise and El Mirage will soon have access to a pilot program called Strengthening Working Families, which combines opportunities for workforce development training, childcare support and rental and utility assistance.
City receives four safety awards at AZ Water Association Annual Conference City receives four safety awards at AZ Water Association Annual Conference
The city's water and wastewater utility teams were recognized for their dedication to safety.
Surprise Forward Meeting Schedule Change: May 23 meeting moved to May 18 Surprise Forward Meeting Schedule Change: May 23 meeting moved to May 18
The meeting previously scheduled for Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Villanueva Recreation Center will now be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock Street.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 16.
City accepting applications for down payment assistance & major housing rehab funds City accepting applications for down payment assistance & major housing rehab funds
Income-qualified applicants may be eligible to receive down payment and closing cost assistance on a foreclosed home or funds for major home rehab projects such as those affecting health and safety.
Vote for your favorite local business in the 2016 Retail Survey Vote for your favorite local business in the 2016 Retail Survey
Help your favorite restaurant or retailer earn a spot as a Top 10 Local Favorite for 2016!
Registration is open for dance, tumbling and pom classes Registration is open for dance, tumbling and pom classes
Classes available for ages 2 and up.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update, weekend travel advisory US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update, weekend travel advisory
Get the latest information on the Grand Ave/Bell Road project activities and travel advisories.
Council oks city center litigation settlement Council oks city center litigation settlement
In a May 5 Special Meeting, the Surprise City Council unanimously approved a settlement to end litigation between the city and Surprise Center Development Company, which owns most of the land around the Civic Center Campus at Litchfield and Bell Roads.
Council cuts plan for food tax to pay for new FY17 public safety positions; sets new funding option Council cuts plan for food tax to pay for new FY17 public safety positions; sets new funding option
The Surprise City Council has opted for a new funding mechanism that would allow the city to add 22 full-time public safety personnel in Fiscal Year 2017, without creating a food tax.
May Financial Classes Cancelled May Financial Classes Cancelled
Cancellation affects “Straightforward Facts of Annuities” and “IRAs, Annuities and Other Sources of Retirement Income.”
Join us for Surprise Safety Day on Saturday, May 7 Join us for Surprise Safety Day on Saturday, May 7
Event will feature public safety exhibits, water safety demonstrations, free swim lesson assessments and more!
Free Class: IRAs, Annuities & Other Sources of Retirement Income Free Class: IRAs, Annuities & Other Sources of Retirement Income
Register today!
City of Surprise hosts AIA Division III HIgh School Baseball State Championship City of Surprise hosts AIA Division III HIgh School Baseball State Championship
Watch Division III high school teams compete for the top spot.
City of Surprise Youth Sports takes center court this summer with strong lineup of programs City of Surprise Youth Sports takes center court this summer with strong lineup of programs
Registration is open for the youth basketball league and a variety of summer sports camps.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 2.
Surprise Forward meetings in May; gather input on possible bond Surprise Forward meetings in May; gather input on possible bond
City of Surprise explores options for funding capital improvements, the public is invited to attend a presentation and discussion on a proposed $60 million 2016 General Obligation (GO) Bond.
City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage Friday, April 29 City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage Friday, April 29
Come and enjoy a night of entertainment!
Surprise Police investigation results in numerous fraud/theft charges against former city employee Surprise Police investigation results in numerous fraud/theft charges against former city employee
Estella Sanchez is accused of stealing city funds over a seven-year period.
Jomax Road, 133rd-147th Ave, to close for improvements Jomax Road, 133rd-147th Ave, to close for improvements
The project will pave one lane in each direction.
New resources for job seekers in Surprise; city partners with ARIZONA@WORK, starts Veteran Job Club New resources for job seekers in Surprise; city partners with ARIZONA@WORK, starts Veteran Job Club
Both programs offer no-cost services.
Council moves next meeting to May 4 Council moves next meeting to May 4
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Register today!
Southwest Gas outage in Surprise; 158 customers affected Southwest Gas outage in Surprise; 158 customers affected
The area is safe and service has been suspended in the area of N 145th Ave and Parkview Place while the company works to repair the cause of the outage.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 25.
Civic Center Drive closed April 26 - May 10 Civic Center Drive closed April 26 - May 10
Closure is between Greenway Road & Tierra Buena Lane.
Surprise Senior Center to Host a Seniors Prom April 29 Surprise Senior Center to Host a Seniors Prom April 29
“Share the Memories” Seniors Prom will feature music, entertainment, karaoke, a catered lunch and the crowning of a prom king and queen!
Register for the “SCHOOL’S OUT! 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament” Register for the “SCHOOL’S OUT! 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament”
Register your team in one of three age divisions, and hit the court May 13 & 14!
Join a City of Surprise Swim and Dive Team Join a City of Surprise Swim and Dive Team
Be part of our recreational Swim and Dive Team program for youth ages 5 to 17!
FY2017 City Manager Recommended Budget focuses on public safety, transportation and infrastructure FY2017 City Manager Recommended Budget focuses on public safety, transportation and infrastructure
City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented City Council a $298.6 million Fiscal Year 2017 Recommended Budget April 19, 2016.
Public meetings scheduled for proposed Surprise Heritage District Public meetings scheduled for proposed Surprise Heritage District
Proposed zoning changes are intended to further implement the existing revitalization plan for the city's Original Town Site.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 18.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium April 23 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium April 23
Stretch out on the stadium grass and catch "Minions" (Rated PG).
Surprise Super Swap Meet is Saturday Surprise Super Swap Meet is Saturday
More than 70 vendors will be selling new and used goods!
Poetry Slam event May 6 in Surprise Poetry Slam event May 6 in Surprise
WHAM is hosting an open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling!
Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Leagues include basketball, kickball, flag football and volleyball.
National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds motorists, “Don’t be THAT driver!” National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds motorists, “Don’t be THAT driver!”
Be alert and avoid distractions that could lead to accidents when driving through work zones.
Power outage on Bell Rd impacting some traffic signals, area businesses Power outage on Bell Rd impacting some traffic signals, area businesses
Power provider Arizona Public Service (APS) has reported a power outage along Bell Road that is impacting some traffic signals, homes and area businesses.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Register today!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 11.
Utility Payment Assistance Event for Surprise and El Mirage Residents April 23 Utility Payment Assistance Event for Surprise and El Mirage Residents April 23
Southwest Gas and APS customers who qualify are encouraged to attend!
Follow the FY2017 budget process online Follow the FY2017 budget process online
All presentations related to the City of Surprise FY2017 budget building process are available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/budget.
Free Class: IRAs, Annuities, and Other Sources of Retirement Income Free Class: IRAs, Annuities, and Other Sources of Retirement Income
Register today!
ShopSurprise offers daily deals, discounts for shoppers ShopSurprise offers daily deals, discounts for shoppers
Have daily deals sent directly to your phone by texting 'ShopSurprise' to 40518.
Surprise Youth Council launches awareness campaign - “Be Yourself. Find Your Crowd. Get Along.” Surprise Youth Council launches awareness campaign - “Be Yourself. Find Your Crowd. Get Along.”
The campaign features posters, a video and on-campus activities at local high schools!
Traffic Alert: Greenway Rd closed in all directions from Litchfield to West Point Pkwy Traffic Alert: Greenway Rd closed in all directions from Litchfield to West Point Pkwy
Due to a fatal accident Bell drivers should head south to Waddell for E-W detour for the next several hours.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 4
ADOT to open new ramps linking Loop 303, Grand Avenue (US 60) this weekend ADOT to open new ramps linking Loop 303, Grand Avenue (US 60) this weekend
Ramp reconfiguration this weekend will restrict traffic from accessing the Grand Ave exit from southbound Loop 303.
Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments in April; Find your best route to the matches Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments in April; Find your best route to the matches
USTA and NCAA tournaments are being played at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex.
Job fair, job seeker workshop coming to Surprise in April Job fair, job seeker workshop coming to Surprise in April
Get job search tips & meet with more than a dozen employers from a variety of industries!
Police and community partners host 2016 Spring Bicycle Rodeo Police and community partners host 2016 Spring Bicycle Rodeo
The rodeo is on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the CCV Church, 14787 West Cholla Street, from 8 am to noon.
Register for the HOA Summit & connect with your city leaders Register for the HOA Summit & connect with your city leaders
Join us April 6 at 5:30 p.m.!
Free class on using mediation as a tool for resolving conflict Free class on using mediation as a tool for resolving conflict
Register today!
Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 16; Vendor spaces still available Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 16; Vendor spaces still available
Swap meet will be held 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot.
Grab your glove! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise Grab your glove! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise
Boys and girls, ages 7-14, are invited to compete!
Registration open for variety of summer youth volleyball programs; volunteer opportunities availabl Registration open for variety of summer youth volleyball programs; volunteer opportunities availabl
Leagues, camps and classes available!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Learn how to grow and care for desert plants, as well as roses and ornamentals!
Application deadline approaching for City’s summer job program for teens Application deadline approaching for City’s summer job program for teens
Applications are due March 31!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road project update & closure schedule, Mar 31 – April 5 US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road project update & closure schedule, Mar 31 – April 5
Get the latest information and know what to expect the first 5 days of the 6-8 month Bell Rd full closure.
Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26 Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26
Explore the science that goes into fighting a fire, the forensics behind solving crimes; and the dirty details on treating wastewater!
City of El Mirage to close Dysart & Thunderbird roads intersection for roadwork, Mar 26-27 City of El Mirage to close Dysart & Thunderbird roads intersection for roadwork, Mar 26-27
The closure will be from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 26 to 6 a.m. Sunday, March 27.
Surprise Spring “Egg-stravaganza” happening March 26 Surprise Spring “Egg-stravaganza” happening March 26
Egg hunts, face painters, vendor village, interactive kids zone and more!
Police hold Citizen Safety Forum Police hold Citizen Safety Forum
The Surprise Police Department, in partnership with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, will be hosting a Citizen Safety Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Open for business! City map highlights Bell-Grand business access during Bell Rd closure Open for business! City map highlights Bell-Grand business access during Bell Rd closure
See the business entry points so you know how to Shop Surprise during the 6-8 Bell Rd closure that begins at 10 p.m. on April 1.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Take the confusion out of annuities and find out if they are right for you!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of March 21.
Surprise Hosts Teen Sand Volleyball Tournament April 9 Surprise Hosts Teen Sand Volleyball Tournament April 9
Register today!
Overnight traffic signal work scheduled tonight in Surprise Overnight traffic signal work scheduled tonight in Surprise
Expect lane restrictions at the Grand Ave and Bell Grande Drive intersection beginning at 10 p.m. tonight.
Bell & Grand Temporary Signage Policy offers new options for businesses in Bell-Grand project area Bell & Grand Temporary Signage Policy offers new options for businesses in Bell-Grand project area
The revised policy is part of the city's Bridge Buddy outreach program that is working with businesses near the project construction area.
Winners of 3rd Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge announced Winners of 3rd Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge announced
There were 124 participating classrooms from across Surprise!
Council moves forward on adopting utility to enhance city stormwater operations Council moves forward on adopting utility to enhance city stormwater operations
If approved, single residential homes could see a $2.00 line item added to monthly water/wastewater bills.
Follow the FY2017 budget process – new presentations available online! Follow the FY2017 budget process – new presentations available online!
Watch presentations related to the operating budget and capital improvement project funding.
Free Class: Planning for Long-Term Care Free Class: Planning for Long-Term Care
Register today!
Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 14-20 Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 14-20
Get tips on checking for and fixing household water leaks!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Read about next week's construction activities and traffic restrictions in the latest ADOT Bell Road & Grand Avenue project update.
Loop 303 bridge work to close stretch of US 60 from March 18-20 Loop 303 bridge work to close stretch of US 60 from March 18-20
Grand Ave will be closed in both directions between the Loop 303 and RH Johnson Blvd/Sunrise Blvd from 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
Surprise Police Explorers host a “Tip-A-Cop” event at local restaurant Surprise Police Explorers host a “Tip-A-Cop” event at local restaurant
Support Surprise PD with their fund raising efforts during this “Tip-a-Cop” event.
Supreme Court of AZ hears two cases in Surprise; public invited to attend Supreme Court of AZ hears two cases in Surprise; public invited to attend
The oral arguments will be held at Valley Vista High School’s Performing Arts Center on March 29!
Information about the Presidential Preference Election Information about the Presidential Preference Election
Get details on early and election day voting, including local polling locations.
Connect with your city leaders at the April HOA Summit Connect with your city leaders at the April HOA Summit
Summit will be held April 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Register today!
Surprise announces surplus auction Mar. 26 Surprise announces surplus auction Mar. 26
Auction will be held at Sierra Auction in Phoenix.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Register today!
Spring swim lesson schedule available Spring swim lesson schedule available
Registration begins March 14!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Check out the weekly construction activity and scheduled traffic restrictions for the week of March 7.
City launches Business Education Series for local businesses City launches Business Education Series for local businesses
The free education series launches on March 17 and is open to every businesses in Surprise.
Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26 Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26
Learn how the city uses science every day to keep Surprise residents safe!
Follow the FY17 Budget Process Follow the FY17 Budget Process
March 1 presentations focus on public safety operations; asset maintenance/replacement including vehicles & pavement preservation.
Council oks city water billing services Council oks city water billing services
Beginning this fall, the City of Surprise will process the billing for city water, wastewater and solid waste services.
City maps the best routes to Spring Training at Surprise Stadium City maps the best routes to Spring Training at Surprise Stadium
Spring Training at Surprise Stadium begins tomorrow, March 2!
City opens summer job program for teens City opens summer job program for teens
Applications are due March 31!
Encore public art bus tour scheduled Mar. 22 Encore public art bus tour scheduled Mar. 22
Participants will meet at City Hall and board a bus to explore public art and galleries throughout the city of Surprise.
Registration underway for Spring Break Camp  Registration underway for Spring Break Camp
Camp runs March 14-18 at Countryside Recreation Center.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Traffic restrictions & schedule of onsite activities for the week of Feb. 29.
City’s annual pavement preservation work continues City’s annual pavement preservation work continues
See which areas are scheduled for preservation applications.
Free class: IRAs, annuities and other sources of retirement income Free class: IRAs, annuities and other sources of retirement income
Register today!
April 3 Pops Band concert features famous TV theme music April 3 Pops Band concert features famous TV theme music
The performance is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event
March 19, 7:30 a.m. - Noon.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Swap meet will be held Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.!
Global connections; infrastructure improvements and new jobs highlight 2016 State of the City Global connections; infrastructure improvements and new jobs highlight 2016 State of the City
Mayor Sharon Wolcott delivers the 2016 State of the City speech before a full house at the Colonnade.
Registration is open for youth dance classes Registration is open for youth dance classes
Courses are scheduled to begin in March and will run for 12 weeks.
Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city! Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!
Applications are being accepted Feb. 22 - Mar. 20.
Police continue to search for a missing resident from Surprise Police continue to search for a missing resident from Surprise
William Butler has been missing since January 28; anyone with information should call 623.222.8477.
Police arrest two men in connection to double homicide in Surprise Police arrest two men in connection to double homicide in Surprise
Surprise Police Department has apprehended two suspects in connection to the February 9 homicide
Phoenix Police locate 12 year old runaway from Surprise Phoenix Police locate 12 year old runaway from Surprise
Genesis Pizano has been reunited with her family.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 22.
Spring Household Hazardous Waste event date changed to Mar. 26 Spring Household Hazardous Waste event date changed to Mar. 26
The event will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at the Public Works Maintenance Yard, 13433 W. Foxfire Dr.;proof of Surprise residency is required.
Council votes to begin settlement process to end City Center litigation Council votes to begin settlement process to end City Center litigation
Both entities look forward to solidifying a partnership that will result in the development.
Public transportation community meeting scheduled on Mar. 9 Public transportation community meeting scheduled on Mar. 9
Learn about transportation options for Northwest Valley residents on March 9, 9-11 a.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St.
Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tennis this week Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tennis this week
Catch a game at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex through Sunday!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Project Update
Important info about Grand Ave traffic restrictions that begin this Sunday.
Greenway Rd & Bullard Ave intersection closed Feb 26-29; detour map available Greenway Rd & Bullard Ave intersection closed Feb 26-29; detour map available
Download the detour map to find the best route to your final destination during the closure.
Watch new presentations related to the FY2017 budget building process online Watch new presentations related to the FY2017 budget building process online
Review of capital related revenue, overview of budget process & discussion of public safety operating budgets
Police investigate kidnapping incident, suspect in custody Police investigate kidnapping incident, suspect in custody
Officers take suspect into custody without incident.
Amber Alert: Police investigating kidnapping Amber Alert: Police investigating kidnapping
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 15.
Surprise Park-and-Ride will temporarily relocate beginning in April Surprise Park-and-Ride will temporarily relocate beginning in April
Service will temporarily relocate to DreamCatcher Park beginning April 4.
Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses
Courses will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center in Feb. & Mar.
City breaks ground on new water industry training facility City breaks ground on new water industry training facility
Once constructed, the Surprise-Gateway Training Center will provide new learning opportunities for individuals interested in water resource management careers.
Surprise recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Surprise recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
Surprise has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
Pavement preservation work to cause temporary road closure at 175th Ave, Bell to Greenway Pavement preservation work to cause temporary road closure at 175th Ave, Bell to Greenway
Northbound closed 2/13. Southbound closed 2/15. Daytime hours.
West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open
Both individual & team registration is available.
Tickets available for 2016 Cactus League Lunch at Surprise Recreation Campus Feb. 24 Tickets available for 2016 Cactus League Lunch at Surprise Recreation Campus Feb. 24
Get exciting and exclusive insight into what's to come this season!
Litchfield Rd widening begins Feb. 15, Cactus to Desert Cove Litchfield Rd widening begins Feb. 15, Cactus to Desert Cove
Project is expected to be completed by the end of April.
Nighttime traffic restrictions to begin at Bullard near Greenway; Revised restrictions at Greenway, Nighttime traffic restrictions to begin at Bullard near Greenway; Revised restrictions at Greenway,
Restrictions begin Feb. 8.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of February 8.
Surprise Deputy City Manager Lance elected President of AZ City/County Management Association Surprise Deputy City Manager Lance elected President of AZ City/County Management Association
Lance also recently co-founded a Women Leading Government group.
City of Surprise Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues Feb. 14 City of Surprise Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues Feb. 14
Concert will feature live variety music from Behind the Badge.
HOA Connection Classes focus on homeowners associations and the law HOA Connection Classes focus on homeowners associations and the law
Classes will cover HOA open meeting laws and proposed legislation related to community associations.
City launches Explore Surprise video series City launches Explore Surprise video series
Short, impactful videos highlighting various city topics.
Pavement preservation work continues in February Pavement preservation work continues in February
Expect street restrictions in targeted areas.
Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Repairs covered under the program include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling & accessibility.
City offers new, expanded options for youth tennis classes City offers new, expanded options for youth tennis classes
The “10 & under” classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
City launches FY17 budget discussion 2/2 City launches FY17 budget discussion 2/2
The City of Surprise FY2017 budget building process begins at the City Council’s Regular Meeting, 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 2.
Residents feel safe & love living in Surprise; seek more local jobs & transportation solutions Residents feel safe & love living in Surprise; seek more local jobs & transportation solutions
The 2015 National Citizen Survey (NCS) results are in and nearly 90% of residents rate Surprise as a great place to live and would recommend living here.
City to host Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for teens Feb. 6 City to host Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for teens Feb. 6
Registrations are currently being accepted at the Community & Recreation Services office.
Surprise Stadium to host two collegiate baseball tournaments; Tickets available now! Surprise Stadium to host two collegiate baseball tournaments; Tickets available now!
Tournaments will be held Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 25-29.
Get to know your city! Register for the 2016 Surprise City Academy Get to know your city! Register for the 2016 Surprise City Academy
The academy begins on Mar. 7 and meets weekly through Apr. 18.
City of Surprise Public Art Bus Tour Feb. 18 City of Surprise Public Art Bus Tour Feb. 18
Spend a morning discovering various art exhibits & experiences in the city!
Transportation improvement projects slated across Surprise in 2016 Transportation improvement projects slated across Surprise in 2016
Transportation projects map available for download.
Free class: Strategies for a stress-free retirement Free class: Strategies for a stress-free retirement
Register today!
Grant funding identified to add lanes, traffic signals on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria) Grant funding identified to add lanes, traffic signals on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria)
City staff provides Bullard Avenue Task Force with traffic design plan.
New city website meets mobile demand, offers modern design New city website meets mobile demand, offers modern design
The City of Surprise has launched a redesigned www.surpriseaz.gov, to enhance mobile functionality, make it easier for users to connect to the information they seek.
City of Surprise offers volleyball open gym City of Surprise offers volleyball open gym
Various days, times and locations.
Mayor Wolcott delivers 2016 State of the City Address, Feb. 23 Mayor Wolcott delivers 2016 State of the City Address, Feb. 23
Join Mayor Sharon Wolcott as she highlights achievements and progress in economic development, transportation and more in moving Surprise forward during the 2016 State of the City Address.
Utility, drilling work to require additional restrictions on Bell Road as part of ADOT Project Utility, drilling work to require additional restrictions on Bell Road as part of ADOT Project
Work to relocate utilities and drilling soil samples near the Bell Road and Grand Avenue intersection will require varied daytime and nighttime restrictions on Bell Road, now through the end of February.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Class will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tande named new Vice Mayor Tande named new Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council selected District 6 Councilmember Todd Tande to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Road widening project set to begin on Greenway, Litchfield to Bullard Road widening project set to begin on Greenway, Litchfield to Bullard
Project will provide two lanes of travel in each direction.
ADOT: Contractor selected for project to relieve congestion at US 60 and Bell Road ADOT: Contractor selected for project to relieve congestion at US 60 and Bell Road
Working with community, ADOT moves forward with interchange in Surprise.
Bell Rd-Grand Ave nighttime restrictions continue; Public meeting to discuss upcoming construction Bell Rd-Grand Ave nighttime restrictions continue; Public meeting to discuss upcoming construction
Meeting will address construction timelines, public outreach and business engagement.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult
Robert Copeland, age 40 years, may be armed; the public is asked not to approach Mr. Copeland and to call Surprise Police immediately if he is seen.
New grant program supports neighborhood engagement New grant program supports neighborhood engagement
Eligible communities interested in the Neighborhood Grant Program should submit the application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Wesley Sjol Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Wesley Sjol
City to conduct pavement preservation work in several areas City to conduct pavement preservation work in several areas
Residents can expect street restrictions during the work.
Intersection of Dysart & Greenway closed this weekend for improvements Intersection of Dysart & Greenway closed this weekend for improvements
Closure is planned for Friday at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday at 8 p.m.
Residents to receive “Recycle Wise in Surprise” magnets & door hangers Residents to receive “Recycle Wise in Surprise” magnets & door hangers
Delivery to begin Jan. 19.
Police alert citizens to “jury duty” scam Police alert citizens to “jury duty” scam
Surprise announces surplus auction Jan. 23 Surprise announces surplus auction Jan. 23
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Register today!
Grant funding available to nonprofits providing public services to Surprise residents Grant funding available to nonprofits providing public services to Surprise residents
Informational pre-application meeting will be held Jan. 14.
Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to flooding Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to flooding
This includes the northbound and southbound lanes.
Council selects Biundo as Vice Mayor Council selects Biundo as Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council unanimously selected District 2 Councilmember Jim Biundo as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Bullard Ave Task Force to meet, review new design plan; Public invited to attend Bullard Ave Task Force to meet, review new design plan; Public invited to attend
Monday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., at the Northwest Regional Library
Update: Cotton Lane has reopened Peoria – Cactus following sinkhole damage Update: Cotton Lane has reopened Peoria – Cactus following sinkhole damage
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
To report storm damage, please call 623.222.6000.
Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to sinkhole Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to sinkhole
Barricades are in place & police are conducting traffic control.
Council votes to sponsor Surprise Pops Band Council votes to sponsor Surprise Pops Band
The Surprise City Council approved a sponsorship agreement Tuesday night, that has the West Valley Pops Band changing its name to the Surprise Pops Band.
Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting
On January 27, 2016, from 6 – 9 pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.
City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball this Saturday City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball this Saturday
Guests, ages 10 and younger, will enjoy music, dancing, games, snacks and more!
Registration for City of Surprise spring youth sports opens today Registration for City of Surprise spring youth sports opens today
Youth sports programs include softball, tee-ball and baseball.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult
Robert Copeland, age 40 years, may be armed; the public is asked not to approach Mr. Copeland and to call Surprise Police immediately if he is seen.
Utility work at Bell-Grand results in nighttime traffic restrictions Utility work at Bell-Grand results in nighttime traffic restrictions
Motorists can expect traffic restrictions Jan. 4-15 from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Passport services available at Surprise City Hall beginning next week Passport services available at Surprise City Hall beginning next week
City Clerk's Office will accept passport applications & offer passport photos.
Call of Election; Candidate packets available Monday Call of Election; Candidate packets available Monday
Information on 2016 elections, candidate packets, voter registration & more.
Waddell Road median work begins Jan. 6 Waddell Road median work begins Jan. 6
Expect lane restrictions, reduced speed limit between Litchfield Rd. & 140th Dr.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Learn how to preserve your assets and transfer your wealth to your loved ones.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Drop-off sites are open Dec. 26 – Jan. 17.
Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2016 Spring Training season Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2016 Spring Training season
To be considered, please submit an audio recording by Jan. 18.
Council ok’s General Plan amendments Council ok’s General Plan amendments
Vote taken in Special Council Meeting on Dec. 19.
Work to improve Greenway & Dysart intersection begins Dec. 20 Work to improve Greenway & Dysart intersection begins Dec. 20
Daytime road closures scheduled Dec 21 & 22 Daytime road closures scheduled Dec 21 & 22
Southbound lanes on Verde Vista Dr, south of Greenway Rd, and 175th Ave, south of Bella Rd, will be closed for road repair.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Get details on who can buy, what types are allowed and where they can be used!
Council Special Meeting Dec. 19 Council Special Meeting Dec. 19
The Surprise City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting, Saturday, December 19, 9 a.m., to discuss and possibly vote on amendments to some land-use elements of the Surprise General Plan 2035.
Sidewalk ramp project kicks off Monday along Cactus Road Sidewalk ramp project kicks off Monday along Cactus Road
Expect daytime lane restrictions 7 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 5.
Surprise City Manager receives Patriot Award for veteran support efforts Surprise City Manager receives Patriot Award for veteran support efforts
Bob Wingenroth was presented with the U.S. Department of Defense award Tuesday night.
Wingo to serve as Surprise City Attorney Wingo to serve as Surprise City Attorney
Surprise City Manager Bob Wingenroth named Robert Wingo as City Attorney, during tonight’s City Council Meeting.
Purchase fresh, local produce at Surprise Senior Center Jan. 14 Purchase fresh, local produce at Surprise Senior Center Jan. 14
Mobile produce market will offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Surprise employees go “over the edge” to support Special Olympians Surprise employees go “over the edge” to support Special Olympians
Both Assistant City Manager Michael Frazier and Surprise Police Sergeant Tim Klarkowski raised $1,000 each and repelled CityScape for the Special Olympics.
Major Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Major Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Repairs covered under the program include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling & accessibility.
Lunchtime Theater in Surprise continues January 2016 Lunchtime Theater in Surprise continues January 2016
Reserve your tickets today for the remaining three lunchtime performances by calling 623.935.6384.
Surprise Resource Center opens Monday, offers assistance to those experiencing financial hardship  Surprise Resource Center opens Monday, offers assistance to those experiencing financial hardship
Center will assist those who qualify with utility payments, rent and housing.
AZ TechCelerator Relaunch Reveals New Programs, Innovation Tenants AZ TechCelerator Relaunch Reveals New Programs, Innovation Tenants
Campus now offers coworking space and international business services.
Surprise offers variety of youth recreation activities this winter break Surprise offers variety of youth recreation activities this winter break
Register today!
General Plan Update discussion added to Dec.15 Work Session; possible action at Regular Meeting General Plan Update discussion added to Dec.15 Work Session; possible action at Regular Meeting
Council will consider amendments to elements of the Surprise General Plan 2035 during the 4 p.m. Work Session.
Enjoy live music in the park this Sunday Enjoy live music in the park this Sunday
The Goode Time Carolers are performing at Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m.
Surprise Farms Dog Park opens Dec. 9 Surprise Farms Dog Park opens Dec. 9
Amenities include picnic tables, park benches, dog play features and a grass play area.
Police remind public of recent changes in city ordinances Police remind public of recent changes in city ordinances
the City of Surprise adopted several changes to ordinances related to animal ownership. In an effort to ensure all citizens are made aware of the new changes, the Surprise Police provided the following review of the effected ordinances or city codes.
Surprise Police annual toy drive is underway Surprise Police annual toy drive is underway
Police are collecting toys and wrapping paper through Dec. 14.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride to offer more daily trips Surprise Dial-A-Ride to offer more daily trips
The weekday trip cap has increased from 140 to 160 one-way trips per day.
2016 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 12! 2016 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 12!
Individual tickets and season packages will be available!
Relay for Life of Surprise Kick-off to be held Dec. 2 Relay for Life of Surprise Kick-off to be held Dec. 2
Get information about the April 2016 relay and speak with past participants at the kick-off event.
14th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun Dec. 4 & 5 14th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun Dec. 4 & 5
Free admission with a canned food or toy donation.
Police provide safety tips, laws for bikes & cars sharing the road Police provide safety tips, laws for bikes & cars sharing the road
Get information on passing, yielding and more.
Luke Air Force Base advises of increased air activity Dec. 1-13 Luke Air Force Base advises of increased air activity Dec. 1-13
Increased activity will include both night and weekend flying operations.
Surprise municipal code addresses unreasonable dog barking Surprise municipal code addresses unreasonable dog barking
Get informed on city ordinances related to dog barking.
Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease
Avoid clogged pipes; make sure you know how to dispose fats, oils and grease.
Special registration for Winter Youth Sports leagues and camps this Saturday Special registration for Winter Youth Sports leagues and camps this Saturday
8-11 a.m. at the Community and Recreation Services Office.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Class will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Contest offers four categories: adult, teen, youth and groups!
Surprise seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show entries & promotional vendors for Surprise Party Surprise seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show entries & promotional vendors for Surprise Party
Vendors and car show participants are needed for Saturday, Dec. 5.
Mainstreet to develop a new transitional care center in Surprise, AZ Mainstreet to develop a new transitional care center in Surprise, AZ
Mainstreet®, the nation's largest developer of transitional care properties, will open a Next Generation® property in Surprise in the fall of 2016.
City’s skate park rules help promote safety, prevent damage  City’s skate park rules help promote safety, prevent damage
Learn about allowed and prohibited uses and park hours.
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Interested in an IRA or already using one for retirement? Register today!
Surprise Fire-Medical offers tips to prevent deep fryer fires Surprise Fire-Medical offers tips to prevent deep fryer fires
Residents are also encouraged to properly dispose leftover cooking oil at designated recycling locations.
Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp
A fun-filled camp for youth in kindergarten through 6th grade!
City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament
Participants will wear a giant inflatable bubble while playing a fun game of soccer!
Dyson named new director of Human Service & Community Vitality Dyson named new director of Human Service & Community Vitality
City of Surprise has hired Seth Dyson as the new Director of Human Service & Community Vitality.
Left turns prohibited at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 11/16-11/30 Left turns prohibited at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 11/16-11/30
The 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. restrictions will be in place until Monday, November 30; consider alternate routes.
Surprise Racquetball Day offers free open play & demonstration Surprise Racquetball Day offers free open play & demonstration
Racquetball Day is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1 - 3 p.m..
General Plan Summit set for Dec. 4 General Plan Summit set for Dec. 4
The Surprise City Council and Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission will host the 2015 Annual General Plan Summit, Friday, December 4, at City Hall.
Surprise shares information, gathers input during transportation open house Surprise shares information, gathers input during transportation open house
Missed the meeting? A list of the projects presented at the meeting is available on the Transportation and Traffic web page.
Public comment invited on proposed land use update to City’s General Plan; meetings in Nov & Dec Public comment invited on proposed land use update to City’s General Plan; meetings in Nov & Dec
Amendment focuses on providing a new approach to the city’s land use goals.
Grand Ave overnight closures begin Tuesday; weekend closure scheduled for Nov 13 Grand Ave overnight closures begin Tuesday; weekend closure scheduled for Nov 13
Expect overnight closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 11/10, 11/11 and 11/12, and a complete weekend closure beginning 9 p.m. 11/13.
City of Surprise hosts inaugural Veterans Day parade & pancake breakfast Nov. 11 City of Surprise hosts inaugural Veterans Day parade & pancake breakfast Nov. 11
Join us in honoring our service men and women!
City offers fly fishing classes City offers fly fishing classes
Three session course begins Nov. 18!
Village Drive West overnight closure scheduled Nov. 5 Village Drive West overnight closure scheduled Nov. 5
The restriction will be in place from 9 p.m. Thursday, November 5 to 5 a.m. Friday, November 6.
Art Encounter explores City Hall architecture, art of government Nov. 12 Art Encounter explores City Hall architecture, art of government Nov. 12
Presented by the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission.
Council votes to move City Attorney under City Manager direction Council votes to move City Attorney under City Manager direction
The Surprise City Council voted on an ordinance change that moves the City Attorney position under the direction of the City Manager's Office, at their Tuesday night meeting.
“Second Sundays in the Park” concert series continues this Sunday “Second Sundays in the Park” concert series continues this Sunday
Free family event from 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Free class on essentials of estate planning Free class on essentials of estate planning
Nov. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Registration required.
Surprise Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Surprise Farms and Veramonte Parks Surprise Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Surprise Farms and Veramonte Parks
Join us on Saturday, Nov.14!
City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway
Variety of leagues and camps for youth basketball, kickball, softball and soccer.
City ambulance service launches today City ambulance service launches today
Surprise Fire-Medical will become the primary provider of emergency transport.
Forum on money & politics coming to City Hall Nov. 18 Forum on money & politics coming to City Hall Nov. 18
Forum will explore questions and concerns regarding the impact of money in politics.
Local students tour City’s water & wastewater plants Local students tour City’s water & wastewater plants
Council names Wingo as Interim City Attorney Council names Wingo as Interim City Attorney
The Surprise City Council named Deputy City Attorney Robert Wingo as the city’s Interim City Attorney, at Tuesday night’s Special Council Meeting.
Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 29-31 Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 29-31
Get spooked at Sierra Montana Recreation Center.
Get the facts about annuities at a free class Get the facts about annuities at a free class
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10–11:30a.m. Registration required.
Surprise adopts new, progressive accessibility icon Surprise adopts new, progressive accessibility icon
Businesses will have the option to use the traditional logo or switch to the new logo without the need of a permit from the City.
Early voting at Surprise City Hall closes Friday Early voting at Surprise City Hall closes Friday
Any registered voter who resides in Maricopa County can vote at this location.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride adds holiday service Surprise Dial-A-Ride adds holiday service
Holiday service will be capped at 30 one-way trips per day.
Current, future transportation projects to be discussed at Nov 5 public meeting Current, future transportation projects to be discussed at Nov 5 public meeting
City staff will be available in the Mayor's Atrium from 5-7 pm to answer questions about the transportation CIP projects.
Reems Road lane restrictions begin Oct. 26 for pavement preservation work Reems Road lane restrictions begin Oct. 26 for pavement preservation work
Traffic will be restricted to one lane each direction during the paving and restriping process.
Surprise City Attorney announces resignation Surprise City Attorney announces resignation
Surprise City Attorney Misty Leslie notified City Council of her plans to resign on October 19, citing the acceptance of a new career opportunity.
Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA
Registration is now open!
Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday! Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday!
Event will feature music, dancing, games, snacks and more!
Task force consensus: 2-lane Bullard Ave at 35 mph Task force consensus: 2-lane Bullard Ave at 35 mph
Much of the bike lane along Bullard will be maintained.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
To report storm damage, please call 623.222.6000.
Free class: Preventing Medical and Tax Identity Theft Free class: Preventing Medical and Tax Identity Theft
Register today to reserve your spot!
City wins Emmy award for public awareness video “Hot Cars Can Kill” City wins Emmy award for public awareness video “Hot Cars Can Kill”
The winning video was part of a campaign created to remind everyone to check their cars for children and pets before exiting a vehicle to prevent overheating deaths.
Surprise participates in Arizona’s 14th Annual Cities & Towns Week Surprise participates in Arizona’s 14th Annual Cities & Towns Week
This week, the Surprise community is encouraged to learn more about the services and programs that the city offers.
Surprise considers a new Stormwater Utility; educational meetings planned in Nov & Dec Surprise considers a new Stormwater Utility; educational meetings planned in Nov & Dec
City staff will be available to answer questions about the proposed utility at the public meetings.
Early voting underway at Surprise City Hall Early voting underway at Surprise City Hall
Any registered voter residing in Maricopa County can cast an early ballot at the City Clerk's Office Oct. 7-30.
Overnight & weekend closures scheduled for Grand Ave bridge work Overnight & weekend closures scheduled for Grand Ave bridge work
Motorists should consider alternate routes for the overnight closure on October 20 and the weekend closure that begins at 9 p.m. on October 23.
Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Set for January 22-24 Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Set for January 22-24
Featuring award-winning Batik artist Paul Nzalamba & other renowned artists.
Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday
Attractions include a classic car show, flavorful food trucks, free kids’ play zone, a vendor village & more!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Learn about watering for healthy plants and preparing your garden and landscape for winter.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
The class will be held at City Hall on Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
Early voting begins today at Surprise City Hall Early voting begins today at Surprise City Hall
Any registered voter residing in Maricopa County can cast an early ballot at the City Clerk's Office Oct. 7-30.
October proclaimed “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise October proclaimed “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise
Residents are encouraged to help raise awareness by wearing purple clothing or a purple ribbon.
Update: Bullard Ave Task Force meeting moved to Northwest Regional Library Update: Bullard Ave Task Force meeting moved to Northwest Regional Library
The task force will meet at 6 pm, October 19, in the Meeting Room of the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
City of Surprise recreational programming canceled due to inclement weather City of Surprise recreational programming canceled due to inclement weather
Programing includes adult and youth sports activities, aquatics and swim team programming scheduled for this evening.
Surprise joins statewide literacy initiative Surprise joins statewide literacy initiative
City will collaborate with other communities to develop school-readiness and student success programs for Arizona children.
Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft
Topics include how to deter and detect identity theft, resources for getting help and more.
City offices open on Columbus Day, closed two days at Thanksgiving City offices open on Columbus Day, closed two days at Thanksgiving
See the fall holiday closure schedule and its effect on trash/recycling pick-up.
Bullard Ave Task Force to meet Oct 19 Bullard Ave Task Force to meet Oct 19
The group of volunteers will continue discussions about the future of the Greenway Road to Peoria Avenue stretch of the arterial roadway.
Tickets on sale now for Surprise Senior Idol show & contest Tickets on sale now for Surprise Senior Idol show & contest
The show will be held on Weds., Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center.
Volunteers needed for community cleanup event Oct. 10 Volunteers needed for community cleanup event Oct. 10
Sign up today and help beautify areas across the city!
Construction leads to temporary Walmart Park & Ride changes beginning Oct 12 Construction leads to temporary Walmart Park & Ride changes beginning Oct 12
Route 571-Surprise Express passengers will need to use the Surprise Elementary School Park-and-Ride location.
Surprise launches National Citizens Survey Surprise launches National Citizens Survey
The City of Surprise strives to deliver top-notch services to our residents. To measure our performance, we are conducting a National Citizens Survey (NCS) this fall.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 10 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 10
This event is free and for Surprise residents only.
Free class on essentials of estate planning Free class on essentials of estate planning
Workshop will be held October 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall. Registration required.
Task force discusses future of Bullard Ave; weighs pros and cons of design alternatives Task force discusses future of Bullard Ave; weighs pros and cons of design alternatives
The group will meet again to further discuss long-term solutions for the arterial roadway.
City begins public discussions to amend sign code City begins public discussions to amend sign code
The City of Surprise is in the process of amending City Code Chapter 113, which deals with signs.
Village Drive West weeklong road closure begins Sept. 28 Village Drive West weeklong road closure begins Sept. 28
Motorists will still have access to businesses along Village Drive.
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Registration is open for the Oct. 13 class.
Lunchtime Theater in Surprise Lunchtime Theater in Surprise
Today, the City of Surprise in collaboration with the West Valley Arts Council, Theater Works and the West Valley Symphony announced a new 2015-16 performing arts series, Lunchtime Theater.
City wins national awards for public awareness videos City wins national awards for public awareness videos
The City of Surprise received two awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) during their Government Programming Awards earlier this month.
Info on voter registration, election dates & more on National Voter Registration Day Info on voter registration, election dates & more on National Voter Registration Day
Voter registration closes Monday, Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 election!
Flash flood watch issued; free sandbags available for flood protection Flash flood watch issued; free sandbags available for flood protection
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
60-day public review begins on proposed land use updates to the Surprise General Plan 60-day public review begins on proposed land use updates to the Surprise General Plan
Proposed updates are available for viewing online.
Dog Park to close for maintenance Oct.7-21 Dog Park to close for maintenance Oct.7-21
Closure will affect the large and small dog parks areas at Surprise Community Park.
NEW DATE: Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/24 NEW DATE: Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/24
Using resident feedback from the August 17th and September 8th public meetings and through the online survey, the volunteer Bullard Avenue Task Force will meet on Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m., in the Community Room of City Hall.
Special Council Session 9/22 on sign code policy Special Council Session 9/22 on sign code policy
The Surprise City Council will hold a Special Work Session on Tuesday, September 22, at City Hall, to discuss the city's sign code policy.
City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events
From dodgeball tournaments to teen pool parties, there are plenty of events to keep youth active and connected!
Surprise announces surplus auction Sept. 26 Surprise announces surplus auction Sept. 26
Surplus property will be sold through Sierra Auction.
Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp
A fun way for youth in Kindergarten - 6th grade to spend fall break Oct. 12-16.
Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/22 Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/22
Using resident feedback from the August 17th and September 8th public meetings and through the online survey, the volunteer Bullard Avenue Task Force will meet on September 22, 6 p.m., in the Community Room of City Hall.
Second Sundays in the Park fall musical lineup unveiled Second Sundays in the Park fall musical lineup unveiled
Free concerts planned for Oct. 11 and Nov. 8.
Updated: Bullard Ave short-term solutions shared at public meeting; project task force initiated Updated: Bullard Ave short-term solutions shared at public meeting; project task force initiated
Residents interested in joining the task force to discuss the future of Bullard Ave should contact Mike Gent, 623.222.6223.
Low income emergency assistance approved for Surprise Low income emergency assistance approved for Surprise
The additional Community Action Program funding will help low-income residents with short-term crisis services.
Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more! Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more!
Applications are currently being accepted for car show entries and food and promotional vendors.
Bridge work continues at Grand Avenue and Loop 303; Grand weekend closure required Bridge work continues at Grand Avenue and Loop 303; Grand weekend closure required
Motorists will need to consider alternate routes from 9 p.m. Friday, September 11 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 13.
Fall Competitive Youth Soccer Team Registration Now Open Fall Competitive Youth Soccer Team Registration Now Open
Registration is for intact teams. Individuals will be placed on a “free agent” list.
Roadway restrictions at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 9/8 – 9/11 Roadway restrictions at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 9/8 – 9/11
Restrictions will be in place at 143rd Ave and Cactus Rd from 5 am Sept. 8 to 4 pm Sept. 11.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
The workshop will be held Sept. 22 at City Hall.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Proceeds from the rental fees support the City’s senior programs!
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event
Help beautify your community on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 a.m. - noon.
Surprise public safety officials announce G.A.I.N. Night 2015 Surprise public safety officials announce G.A.I.N. Night 2015
The Surprise Police invite you to attend the upcoming G.A.I.N. Night (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods). This engaging community event is scheduled to occur on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6-9 pm at 15960 North Bullard Avenue (on the 8-acre field).
115th Avenue drainage improvement project; weekend road restrictions scheduled 115th Avenue drainage improvement project; weekend road restrictions scheduled
Roadway restrictions will affect travel along 115th Ave. during the weekends of September 11 and September 18.
Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW
Surprise Police Officer Wendy Klarkowski was an honored recipient of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 285’s National Law Enforcement Public Service Citation.
Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting
The discussion will continue in a second public meeting on Tuesday, September 8
Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches
From registration to voting – we have the dates and details for you!
Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival
Agrees to allocate tourism funds to market the event in national publications.
Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings
The results of a public survey regarding the traffic-calming project on Bullard Avenue between Greenway and Peoria are in.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Program offers financial assistance to income-qualified applicants who purchase a foreclosed bank-owned home in Surprise.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September
Free showings of fun family films scheduled for Sept. 12 & 26!
Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate" Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate"
Over 15,000 water bottles were collected to help combat St. Mary's Food Bank water bottle shortage.
Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes
Residents are encouraged to attend two public meetings in which survey results regarding the recent changes to Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria, will be discussed.
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents
Event runs from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available
Registration will include girls’ volleyball, Babe Ruth softball and Cal Ripken tee-ball and baseball.
Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under
A structured and fun framework for learning tennis, utilizing equipment and court dimensions that are age and skill appropriate.
City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success
Thanks to residents and staff, the City was able to donate an estimated $1,500 worth of school supplies!
Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting
The presentation will include description and discussion of the proposed Land Use Map, Character Areas, potential sub-area overlays and more.
City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show
Registration forms must be received by Sept. 25. Show is Oct. 14.
Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned
City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning
Tuesday, September 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall
Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19 Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19
Drivers will need to consider alternate routes beginning 9 p.m. August 19 to 5 a.m. August 20.
Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration
Lesson registration begins today for Scorecard Members and Wednesday for all other Residents.
Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
Surprise is currently accepting applications for Board/Commissions. All positions are voluntary.
Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande! Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande!
The community celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 from 2-10 p.m.
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program  Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
A pre-application meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. App deadline is Sept. 16.
Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17 Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17
Motorists should consider alternate routes between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am.
Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy
The City of Surprise Fire-Medical and Police Departments now offer preference points for military service veterans applying as firefighter and police recruits.
City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue
The City of Surprise invites the public to attend a community information meeting regarding the recent speed limit and striping changes along Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria avenues.
Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5! Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5!
Program runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon beginning Sept. 8.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Work begins Monday, Aug. 17 and will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31 New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31
The library will close at 8 pm Monday-Thursday but will now have extended hours on Sundays.
Surprise MVD to reopen August 10 Surprise MVD to reopen August 10
The newly renovated office now has a larger customer waiting area and an upgraded air conditioning system.
Surprise Retail Survey Results are in Surprise Retail Survey Results are in
See which restaurants and retailers topped the most-desired list!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Classes cover year-round color, irrigation and preparing your plants for winter.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Month aimed at encouraging safety around water and promoting awareness.
Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades
Dog park to be located on the western edge of the park.
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3
Limited to the first 40 cats or dogs. Appointments are required.
Surprise announces surplus auction August 22 Surprise announces surplus auction August 22
Surplus consists of miscellaneous office equipment.
Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade
Share your patriotic spirit by applying to enter the parade! Entries are due Oct. 28.
Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August
Eastbound curb lane restrictions will be required during the project.
Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
Grand Ave will be closed in both directions on July 27 and July 28 from 9 pm - 5 am.
Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA
Aug. 25, 10-11:30 a.m. For anyone interested in an IRA or already using one for retirement.
Safety improvements coming to Bullard Safety improvements coming to Bullard
Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center
Contact Community and Recreation Services if you have questions about the Dive in Movie or fall swim lessons.
Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones
Enhanced enforcement will begin Aug. 5 to help keep students & parents safe.
Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24) Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24)
Drivers can expect short delays in the area for the remainder of the week.
Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football
Special Saturday registration on July 25 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Community & Recreation Services Office.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Landscapers will begin work at Reems Rd. & move west for approx. five weeks, stopping just west of Citrus Rd.
Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips
Parents reminded to talk with children about roadway dangers.
Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection
Sand and bags available at 10 locations around Surprise.
Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16 Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16
City staff will provide an update on Surprise Farms Community Park improvements.
Registration open for free class on annuities Registration open for free class on annuities
The class will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, August 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family
City leadership and staff attend key exchange ceremony for local family's new home.
Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open
Registration dates are July 6-25 with a Special Saturday Registration on July 25 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Community and Recreation Services office. Registration is also available on-line at www.surpriseaz.gov/recreation.
Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater
Learn how to help keep our stormwater clean!
Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303 Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 9 pm on 7/10 to 5 am on 7/13.
Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role
South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway
The south bound lane will be closed from July 7 to July 15, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Surprise announces surplus auction July 11 Surprise announces surplus auction July 11
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council
Judge Dominguez will assist the AZ Supreme Court with judicial oversight beginning July 1.
Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement
Program won the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs.
Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena
The closure is expected to last through the month of July.
Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27 Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27
Unit will provide a way to safely disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at any time.
32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise
Music, baseball, food & fireworks for July 4th! Free admission with a canned food donation.
Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now! Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now!
This fun-filled camp, for ages 6-14, runs July 6-10. Half-day & full-day sessions available.
Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22 Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22
Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday
Celebrate poolside at the Surprise Aquatic Center with a view of the city fireworks show!
UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303 UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 1 a.m. on 6/27 to 5 a.m. on 6/29.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Get the details on permitted dates, acceptable types & more.
Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off
This week, the Surprise Recreation Campus will host the first two of 11 scheduled summer tournaments.
Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service
Surprise-Fire Medical has received approval on its Certificate of Need Application.
Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday
Daytime lane restrictions between June 15-26.
Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303 Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be restricted in both directions from 1 a.m. to Noon Saturday, June 13 near Loop 303.
Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives
Arizona Charter Academy students win tablets and $2,000 to launch their business on their school's campus.
Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23 Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23
Register today for this free class!
Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27 Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27
Mark your calendar! The event is happening Saturday, June 27 from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights
Admission is free. Teams or individuals can play from 7-11pm at Countryside Rec Center.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington” Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington”
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13!
Council adopts FY16 Budget Council adopts FY16 Budget
Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8 Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8
Grand Ave. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 163rd Ave. to west of RH Johnson Blvd.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday
Projects include new air conditioning units and interior construction that will reconfigure the space.
Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
For residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week
A variety of youth sports leagues, programs, camps and special events begin this week and run through the summer.
Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall
Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
Congratulations to Caitlin Callaway, Brooke Cohee and Brianna Cohee!
Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew
Under 18? Curfew is 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year
Award presented by the AZ Water Association.
Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to simplify estate planning and create a wealth transfer legacy by attending a workshop on June 9.
See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input! See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input!
Design centers on the agave plant and uses paint, light, sculptured concrete and metal fencing.
Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard
EB Bell restrictions begin May 28. Bullard speed limit change, south of Greenway, set for summer.
IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex
The new 420,000-square-foot facility will initially employ approximately 100 people.
National Emergency Medical Services Week National Emergency Medical Services Week
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Academy is open to West Valley HOA board members, management company staff and homeowners.
Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26 Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26
Locations include Kingswood Elementary and Villanueva Rec Center.
Surprise announces surplus auction June 13 Surprise announces surplus auction June 13
Auction items may include surplus office and fleet items.
Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed
Games will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 16.
Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather
Next Teen Night event is scheduled for June 19.
Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23 Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23
Mayor Wolcott will officially claim that week in honor of Public Works during Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
Help decide the future look of city parks and development Help decide the future look of city parks and development
New online survey covers topics ranging from architectural and landscape design to park amenities.
Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation
Community Park, Aquatics Center and baseball fields and related programs canceled today.
Second phase of Census testing underway Second phase of Census testing underway
Census workers to visit homes that have not completed survey through June 23.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23! Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23!
Summer passes are available for purchase.
Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline
New hotline and email allow you to provide anonymous information on criminal activity in Surprise.
Register for swim lessons and classes Register for swim lessons and classes
All levels of swim lessons are being offered.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party  Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
May 2, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Includes music, games, prizes, arts & crafts and pool play!
Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green
Donate extra plastic shopping bags for pet clean-up in our city parks!
Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants
Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year” Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year”
Economic Development Manager Mike Hoover received the award in the Large Community category.
Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16 Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16
The team championships will bring the top 32 men’s and women’s Division II teams to Surprise!
Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition
The city will receive $5,000 in grant funds to support age-friendly programs.
Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA
Class is May 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Reserve your spot today!
Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey
Survey-takers can also enter our Gift Card Giveaway!
Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court
Offers an alternative to the Surprise MVD office, which is temporarily closed for renovations.
Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think
May 18 is the day to see the preferred concept and share your thoughts.
Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7 Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7
Receive mental health information and learn about alternatives to a police response during a mental health crisis.
Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4 Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4
Surprise is also looking for volunteer youth basketball coaches.
Free annuities workshop May 13 Free annuities workshop May 13
Learn what annuities are and if they are right for you.
Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2 Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2
Safety Day will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center.
Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members
Rec team tryouts are being held Saturday at the Surprise Aquatic Center from 8-11 a.m.
Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8 Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8
Six companies will be recruiting from 8 a.m. - Noon.
Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget
Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today
Library to reopen 9 a.m., April 22.
Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28 Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28
Plus, help select preferred design concepts for neighborhoods, parks & open spaces, housing and architectural styles.
City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2 City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2
Volunteers will help with trash pick-up and general landscaping.
Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday! Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday!
Over 70 vendors will be selling new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot!
Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange
Concepts range from images of the agave, to faces of Surprise residents, to real & conceptual lifelines.
Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google
Working out of AZ TechCelerator, Athena Wireless develops high capacity wireless connectivity systems.
Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles
Police launch “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.
Road construction update Road construction update
Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16 Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16
Assistance will be provided for housing, utilities, medical care and more!
City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30 City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30
Learn about the laws and policies in place to protect the right to fair housing.
Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator
Following the upgrades, the city will launch two new start-up business programs at the campus.
Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp
For girls ages 7-15. Online and in person registration available.
Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11 Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11
Free showing of The Boxtrolls - rated PG.
Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects
Review lists of potential projects, and share which ones matter most to you!
ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation
Renovations begin April 13. Self-service kiosk will be located at Surprise City Court.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11
Get rid of unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste at this free collection event.
Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4 Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4
Join the search for more than 50,000 candy & toy-filled plastic eggs!
City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise” City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise”
Local sales tax makes up nearly 40% of the city’s General Fund revenues.
Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety
Work set for March 30 - April 3.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9 Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9
Public meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers.
Surprise part of online Census testing Surprise part of online Census testing
Households that receive the postcard are required by U.S. law to respond to the survey by April 1.
Essentials of Estate Planning Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to preserve your assets at a free class on April 14.
New City department hosts Open House on March 28 New City department hosts Open House on March 28
Meet the Human Service and Community Vitality Department, and enjoy food, beverages and a tour of the facility!
West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27 West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27
The league will play a 16-game season that will start in late April.
Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit
City and DUSD team up to host free leadership summit on April 23.
City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online
The Surprise Public Works Department will begin its annual Pavement Preservation Program on March 23.
Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise
Surprise Fire-Medical will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only/CPR (CCC-CPR) classes in April, June and July.
Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association
Agreement keeps WHAM in facility on Dysart.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
There are new opportunities to support your community.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting
Join us! March 18, 6 p.m., City Hall- Council Chambers.
Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22 Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22
Get tips on checking for and fixing household leaks.
Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced
Sixty classrooms from across Surprise accepted a four-month reading challenge in November, and the results are in!
Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18 Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18
City planners will work with attendees in a hands-on approach to help create visual concepts for the Heritage District Overlay.
City of Surprise brings local arts scene online City of Surprise brings local arts scene online
City launches www.surpriseaz.gov/arts
Spring swim lesson registration opens Spring swim lesson registration opens
Registration opens today for scorecard holders and March 11 for all other residents.
Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14 Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14
The Veramonte Neighborhood Park will feature restrooms, a splash pad, a parking lot and other park amenities.
Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo” Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo”
An event designed to teach the skills needed to ride safely.
Public invited to voter participation forum March 26 Public invited to voter participation forum March 26
Presentation and brainstorm session designed to stimulate ideas on how to increase accessibility and ease of voting.
Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA
Learn strategies to help with retirement planning at a free workshop on March 24.
City opens summer jobs program for teens City opens summer jobs program for teens
The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise residents between the ages of 15 – 19.
Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook
Improved debt structure drives the upgrade.
Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents
Residents can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste at the Northwest Regional Landfill from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Surprise announces surplus auction March 14 Surprise announces surplus auction March 14
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28 Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28
Completed park to include splash pad, dog park, skate park & more!
Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project
Public meetings planned for March 9 &10.
Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Two workshop times available! March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 17 at 4 p.m.
Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps
Applications are being accepted now.
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
Surprise is offering free training for residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders  HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders
The City of Surprise is proud to host its next HOA Summit on Thursday, March 26.
Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects
The Surprise City Council voted to form the Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee to provide recommendations regarding the use of general obligation bonds in funding capital improvement projects.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Housing program helps with down payment & closing costs.
IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters
100 new jobs, nearly $40 million investment.
Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week
Baseball fans can experience NCAA Baseball Feb. 19-22.
2015 State of City 2015 State of City
Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2015 State of the City Address was filled with breaking news and a vision for growing the city’s future through jobs, preservation, art and more.
Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole
Broken irrigation line the cause.
Surprise announces surplus auction February 28 Surprise announces surplus auction February 28
The auction will be held February 28, 2015 at Sierra Auction.
Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers
The City is seeking volunteers to assist with food service at the Surprise Senior Center.
Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16 Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16
Surprise Stadium will host Oregon State, Michigan State, Northwestern and University of New Mexico.
Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9 Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9
Individual and team registration will be open until March 27.
Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award
Surprise offers business academy in March Surprise offers business academy in March
Surprise Business Academy is a free program designed to educate new and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13 Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13
For 6th-8th graders. $7 admission.
Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the
Surprise, AZ (January 30, 2015) In support of City Council policies to better engage with residents and improve overall quality of life, City Manager Bob Wingenroth today announced key changes in the city’s organizational structure.
Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations
Free sand and bags are available at various city locations.
Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24 Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24
From taxes to power of attorney, this class will cover the essentials of estate planning.
Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project
Beginning the week of February 2, crews will begin altering the median on Bell Road, just east of the El Mirage Road intersection.
Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate
Get educated on safe money principles at a free workshop on February 10 at Surprise City Hall.
Residents invited to take Heritage District survey Residents invited to take Heritage District survey
Survey will help determine the types of facilities, services and elements you would like to see in the Original Town Site.
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
Eligible applicants will receive a $150 gift card to supplement the cost of paint and/or paint supplies.
“Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17 “Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17
Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator
MD24 House Call has grown from three employees to more than 100!
Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11 Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11
The event will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the City Hall lobby and is free to the public.
Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule! Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule!
The Kansas City Royals have changed the game times of two Spring Training games from the previously announced schedule. The Wednesday, March 18 game against the Milwaukee Brewers will start at 1:05 pm (previously scheduled at 6:05 pm) and the Friday, March 27 game against the Seattle Mariners will start at 6:05 pm (previously scheduled at 1:05 pm).
New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in
The new leadership group will help guide decisions affecting the city’s youth.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday! Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday!
Youth in 6th-8th grade can listen to the DJ, check out the laser light show, play dodge ball, video games & more.
Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow
Help the city identify how to amend the Surprise General Plan.
Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ   Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
The 30-minute documentary will run each day, Thursday through Sunday, this week.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Drivers may experience temporary inside lane restrictions between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans
Five meetings throughout January aimed at sharing ideas and gathering public input.
Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting
Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27 Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27
Great opportunity for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic
The road now offers direct access off of Grand Avenue!
Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor
Acts on behalf of the Mayor in the event of absence.
Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
Must see TV! Jan. 13, on all AZ broadcast stations at 6:30 p.m.
Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Jan. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early since space is limited.
Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11  Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11
The Dina Preston Band will be performing 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball
On Jan. 10, enjoy music, singing, games and guest appearances by the cast of "Frozen."
Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA
Workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early to secure your spot!
Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend
Tickets on sale now!
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m. Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.
Tickets will be available for a variety of events, including Spring Training, Celebrity Flag Football and college baseball tournaments.
Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January
Help us identify how best to amend the General Plan to enhance our future.
Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5 Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5
The city is also seeking volunteer coaches.
Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training
Submission deadline is January 12, 2015.
Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015 Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015
South sidewalk planned on Bell, east of Grand Avenue to the Avenue of the Arts.
Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24 Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24
Restrictions lifted over Christmas weekend.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Four Christmas tree drop-off locations will be open Dec. 26 – Jan. 11
Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break
Winter break camp, sports camps and recreation programs available.
Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes
City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced new staff and organizational changes.
City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours
Changes effective January 2, 2015.
Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds
Grants will assist six community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit residents.
Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open
10 sandbag locations citywide.
Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20 Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20
For ages 3-9. Registration required.
Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14   Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14
This event will feature the West Valley Conservatory of Ballet performing “Home for the Holidays.”
High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8 High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8
Open burning and woodburning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County.
Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise
Find out when you can use consumer fireworks and what types are allowed.
ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week
Loop 303 sound wall construction north of Mountain View Blvd. also set to begin.
Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom
Sketch of suspect available.
Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January
City accepting team registrations Jan. 5-23, 2015
Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding
Some city streets affected by localized flooding.
ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project
Completion set for summer 2016.
Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers
Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8
Clinic will be held at Gaines Park. Appointments are required.
Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise
More smoke expected as heavy equipment knocks down smoldering piles of wood, leaves.
Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at several locations throughout the city.
Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips
Smoke in Surprise caused by mulch fire near Olive Ave. & Dysart Rd.
2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15! 2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15!
Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101 Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101
Before your prepare your 2014 income taxes, make plans to attend the city’s free workshop December 10.
Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities
Learn about the pros and cons of annuities at a workshop on December 16. Please register early!
ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December
Completion set for summer 2016.
Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement
Tues., Dec. 9 from 10a.m.-12p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building Auditorium.
Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin
Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season
Shopping Surprise supports services you depend on; local employers & more!
CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise
Calling all green thumbs! Classes begin Jan. 6.
City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2 City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2
Registration required.
Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award
Sergeant Jeremy Robertson was recognized with a 2014 DUI Enforcement Award.
Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15 Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15
More than 70 vendors will display new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot.
City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial
Veterans Day dedication ceremony honored Medal of Honor recipient and former Town Manager.
Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports
Leagues and camps include basketball, kickball, baseball and softball.
Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition
Awarded Honorable Mention by the International Association of Chiefs of Police .
Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7 Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7
6 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers
Tues., Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early since space is limited.
Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants
Grant money will be used for various purposes, including training and equipment.
Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships
Thousands headed to Surprise for month-long tournament events.
Competitive swimming available in Surprise Competitive swimming available in Surprise
Surprise Storm swim team is open to youth 7-17 years old.
Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center
Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba and Lap Swimming available.
Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete
And the winner is.....
City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11 City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11
Event to recognize Medal of Honor Recipient and former city manager.
Free workshop focuses on planning for college Free workshop focuses on planning for college
Weds., Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building.
Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement
Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Homebuyers Free Expo Homebuyers Free Expo
Register to Meet with home ownership experts & mortgage officers for free info and assistance.
Tips for fall & winter water conservation Tips for fall & winter water conservation
Even as temperatures cool, you can ramp up your water conservation efforts!
Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8 Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8
Event will be held Sat., Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. – Noon at Surprise Community Park.
Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall
Commercial and median landscape work in the area result in temporary lane restrictions.
AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council
Miata, converted from gas to electric power, developed at the city's biz incubator.
Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday! Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday!
Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to Noon at Countryside Recreation Center.
Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes
Changes align with state law, lowering purchase age to 16; sets sale/use dates.
Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues
Meetings planned for Oct. 30 & Nov. 6
Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge
Challenge celebrates the success of the cities' Spring Training teams.
SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center
Classes are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate
Tues., Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early!
Surprise names new Community Development Director Surprise names new Community Development Director
Eric Fitzer will serve as the city’s new Community Development Director.
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
Assists community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit Surprise residents.
Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10 Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10
Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17 Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17
Camp is held at Countryside Recreation Center. Register early to ensure a space!
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise
City Council also recognized October as Bullying Prevention Month.
City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair
November 15 from 9 a,m. - Noon at Banner Health Center.
Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014 Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014
Sat., Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise
Both exciting events coming back to Surprise in Feb. 2015!
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Openings on the Arts, Disability, Health Benefits and P&Z now available.
Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics
Oct.11 at Red Robin in Surprise.
Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4 Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Public Works Maintenance Yard.
Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium
October 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the CCV Surprise campus.
Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance
Temporary closures to affect Community Park Volleyball Courts and Dog Park.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick
Winners will be announced at Fiesta Grande between 6 and 8 p.m. at the main stage.
Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake
An update from AZ Game and Fish.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Federal program assists income-qualified buyers with down payment & closing costs on purchase of a foreclosed banked-owned home in Surprise.
Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26 Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26
7-10 p.m. at Surprise Aquatic Center.
Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents  Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents
Residents will have the opportunity to discuss important issues facing the city with Mayor Sharon Wolcott in a series of community meetings
Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday
5-9 p.m. at Countryside Recreation Center.
Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva
Villanueva recognized for nearly 40 years of city service as former mayor, vice-mayor and councilmember.
Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show
Application deadline Oct. 3.
City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4 City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4
It's fun for the whole family on Hollyhock St., north of Grand Ave. Admission and parking are free!
HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2 HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2
Join us from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room at Surprise City Hall.
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27 Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" – rated PG.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday
Friday, Sept. 12 from 7-10p.m. Admission is $5.
Tot Time registration opens Tot Time registration opens
For children 3-5 years old. Runs Mon. - Thurs. from 9 a.m. - noon.
Update on Street Closures & Restrictions Update on Street Closures & Restrictions
All city streets affected by flooding have reopened.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating
GO Bonds rating jumps two places to AA-.
Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise
Tourism funds to help transform baseball stadium to host NFL Flag Football event.
Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes
New class ideas are welcome.
Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee
Part of a 25-member team that sets policy relating to legislative and organizational matters.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Applications available online and at City Clerk's Office.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Locations throughout the city.
Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop
Class is Sept. 9!
Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303 Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303
Lane closure aims to maintain ADA accessibility during nearby construction.
Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity
Applications being accepted now.
Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect
Quick action by the Garcia bro-sis team, helped lead to a burglary arrest.
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council
Nick Bacon served as Surprise Town Manager from 1986 - 1990.
County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise
Weather permitting in the overnight hours of Aug. 14.
Register now for Fall swim lessons Register now for Fall swim lessons
Spaces fill quickly register soon!
Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager
He joins the team September 2.
Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Watch your kids around water!
Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim
Selfless and life-saving actions demonstrate how amazing Surprise residents are!
City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy
Mayor: grant facilitates more ownership and safer places to live in Surprise.
Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children
Stepped up school zone enforcement beginning Aug. 4.
Art HQ Opening a Big Hit Art HQ Opening a Big Hit
Surprise Police warn of telephone scam Surprise Police warn of telephone scam
Police impersonator calling residents asking for money.
Free Will and Trusts Workshop Free Will and Trusts Workshop
Learn ways to protect your estate and preserve it for your loved ones in this August 20th class.
Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4 Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4
Be part of this first-ever Original Town Site celebration!
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Vehicles, office supplies and more.
Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym
Fun and safe way for your kids to get some exercise!
Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income
Class is Aug. 12!
Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24 Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24
Join the grand opening celebration, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors
Get your goods in front of thousands at this Dec. 6 event!
Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety
$10,000 grant will expand bike/pedestrian safety programs.
National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy
Tourneys run mid-July through mid-Aug. Come out and cheer them on!
Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues
Registration runs July 7 - 26.
Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol
Catch the competition live on July 9!
Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event
Oct. 4 event to feature live music, car show, dancing, beer & tequila garden & more!
State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3 State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, & kids should avoid all physical activity outdoors.
SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center
Join the nearly two million members who are enjoying the health benefits of physical activity!
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Topics include contracts, budgeting, CC&R enforcement and code compliance.
Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Register soon for this July 29th class.