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Flash Flood Watch in effect; Free sandbags available for flood protection Flash Flood Watch in effect; Free sandbags available for flood protection
The National Weather Service is forecasting multiple rounds of widespread rain and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon thru Thursday and residents in flood prone areas can access free sand and bags at several city locations.
Waddell Rd full closure, Sarival Ave to Loop 303, scheduled Nov 18 thru Jan 31 Waddell Rd full closure, Sarival Ave to Loop 303, scheduled Nov 18 thru Jan 31
Turn movements and north/southbound travel at the Sarival Avenue and Waddell Road intersection will be permitted through the end of November.
City of Surprise Revenue Bond Rating Raised to ‘AA+’ City of Surprise Revenue Bond Rating Raised to ‘AA+’
Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings raised its long-term rating to 'AA+' from 'AA' on the city's series 2015 pledged revenue and revenue refunding obligations.
Home modifications available to improve accessibility & safety for residents Home modifications available to improve accessibility & safety for residents
The city of Surprise Neighborhood Services Division has partnered with Ability360 to help persons with disabilities and/or seniors get modifications to their home to improve accessibility and safety.
Royals, Rangers Spring Training tickets on sale Nov 16! Royals, Rangers Spring Training tickets on sale Nov 16!
The 18th annual Surprise Spring Training season will kick off on Friday, February 21st at Surprise Stadium – featuring Surprise’s home teams, the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.
City opens permanent yellow cooking oil disposal station City opens permanent yellow cooking oil disposal station
The yellow oil disposal station will be located in the parking area of Fire Station 305, 15517 N. Parkview Place.
City announces Veterans Day Parade entry winners City announces Veterans Day Parade entry winners
Congratulations to the participants for winning in their entry category.
Surprise Police host Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety on Nov 23 Surprise Police host Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety on Nov 23
Join us for a fun, educational bike & car seat safety event on Saturday, November 23rd!
Southbound Eastham Pkwy lane reconfiguration scheduled Nov 14 Southbound Eastham Pkwy lane reconfiguration scheduled Nov 14
The work to restripe the lanes at the Bell Road intersection is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to test emergency sirens Nov 13 Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to test emergency sirens Nov 13
The annual testing of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station warning alert siren system will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Nightly closures on Waddell Rd, Reems Rd to 157th Ave, begin Nov 12 Nightly closures on Waddell Rd, Reems Rd to 157th Ave, begin Nov 12
The closures will occur 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through November 18.
City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day; sanitation schedule change City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day; sanitation schedule change
Reminder! Join us on Monday, November 11, for a number of Veterans Day events, including the Veterans Reflection Circle Dedication, a pancake breakfast and parade.
Weekend closures of Bullard Ave, Waddell Rd to Old Oak Ln, in Nov Weekend closures of Bullard Ave, Waddell Rd to Old Oak Ln, in Nov
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles while the closures are in place.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives award from the American Heart Association Surprise Fire-Medical receives award from the American Heart Association
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.
City seeks entries for annual Gingerbread House Contest City seeks entries for annual Gingerbread House Contest
Entry is free and prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in each category.
Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service
Surprise is seeking event sponsors and community service volunteers for its Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Registration opens for third annual Surprise Spring Training 5K/1K Registration opens for third annual Surprise Spring Training 5K/1K
Get your Major League juices running at Surprise Stadium on Friday, March 6 with the Third Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K, presented by Jimmy John’s!
Arizona History & Culture Speaker Series returns with new speakers, topics Arizona History & Culture Speaker Series returns with new speakers, topics
Experience stories of Arizona history and culture through a speaker series presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.
Surprise Fire-Medical announces 2019-2020 fire station open house schedule Surprise Fire-Medical announces 2019-2020 fire station open house schedule
Fire station visitors will be able to interact with firefigthers, view equipment, tour the stations and more!
Surprise Economic Development honored with two AAED Golden Prospector Awards Surprise Economic Development honored with two AAED Golden Prospector Awards
Economic Development was awarded for the innovative #SnackswithSurprise social media campaign and the AZ TechCelerator website.
City requests public input on Shared Active Transportation Vehicle operation in Surprise City requests public input on Shared Active Transportation Vehicle operation in Surprise
The SATV Survey will be available during the SATV Pilot Program period, November 1, 2019 - April 28, 2020.
Take a shot! Register for a Winter Sports league or camp Take a shot! Register for a Winter Sports league or camp
Registration opens on Monday, November 4. A special Saturday registration will be held on November 23 at the Parks and Recreation office.
Surprise designated as BNSF Railway Certified Site Surprise designated as BNSF Railway Certified Site
Two properties within The Surprise Railplex Industrial Park, Cactus Commerce Center and Summit Business Park, have been awarded BNSF Railway Company’s Certified Sites designation.
Beginner, intermediate skateboarding classes now registering Beginner, intermediate skateboarding classes now registering
Classes are held in monthly increments with sessions occurring on Saturday mornings; space is limited.
City hosts Veterans Day Parade, pancake breakfast & Veterans Reflection Circle dedication on Nov 11 City hosts Veterans Day Parade, pancake breakfast & Veterans Reflection Circle dedication on Nov 11
Join the city as we honor our service men and women on Veterans Day!
Surprise receives seven awards for event production, marketing & promotion Surprise receives seven awards for event production, marketing & promotion
The City of Surprise, in partnership with local community sponsors, was recognized with seven awards on October 24 at the 25th Annual Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment Arizona Talent in Events Concepts (AzTEC) Awards.
Westbound Waddell Rd to be closed daily at Sarival Ave beginning Oct 28 Westbound Waddell Rd to be closed daily at Sarival Ave beginning Oct 28
The daytime closures will occur Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. through Friday, November 8.
Bell Rd pavement preservation underway, Cotton Ln to just west of 183rd Ave Bell Rd pavement preservation underway, Cotton Ln to just west of 183rd Ave
The pavement preservation project is scheduled to be complete on December 12, 2019, weather permitting.
Update: Learn about Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning in free fall workshops Update: Learn about Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning in free fall workshops
Space is limited; reserve your spot today!
CALL OF ELECTION - Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona. CALL OF ELECTION - Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.
Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows: Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (If Applicable)
Boogie to a spooky beat at the Itty Bitty Monster Bash Boogie to a spooky beat at the Itty Bitty Monster Bash
The Bash will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m. at Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N. Spring Ln.
USA Professional Baseball Team set to train for 2020 Olympics in Surprise USA Professional Baseball Team set to train for 2020 Olympics in Surprise
The U.S.A. Professional Baseball team will train at the Surprise Stadium Complex in preparation for the World Baseball Softball Confederation PREMIER 12 International Baseball Championships.
Spring Training season tickets and specialty packages on sale Oct.19! Spring Training season tickets and specialty packages on sale Oct.19!
Another exciting year of Spring Training in Surprise is just around the corner and season tickets and group specialty packages will be on sale starting Saturday, October 19 at 8 a.m. (MST).
AZ TechCelerator hosts ribbon cutting for newest tenant, Arizona Cyber Warfare Range AZ TechCelerator hosts ribbon cutting for newest tenant, Arizona Cyber Warfare Range
The event will take place on the AZ TechCelerator campus, 12425 W. Bell Road in Building D, on October 24 at 4 p.m.
Surprise participates in Arizona’s 18th annual Cities & Towns Week Surprise participates in Arizona’s 18th annual Cities & Towns Week
Cities and Towns Week is set aside to share important information about services, programs and outreach opportunities provided to residents by their city or town.
Surprise expands library services with increased hours & new location Surprise expands library services with increased hours & new location
Expanded hours are coming to Hollyhock Library in January, and the grand opening for Asante Library is happening February 1.
Surprise Fire-Medical Awarded 8 New Firefighters Through Federal Grant Surprise Fire-Medical Awarded 8 New Firefighters Through Federal Grant
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department was awarded eight new firefighters through a federal grant. This newly-awarded grant pays for the majority of the training costs and salaries for a period of two years and a little less than half of the costs for a third year.
Veterans Reflection Circle opens with dedication ceremony on Veterans Day Veterans Reflection Circle opens with dedication ceremony on Veterans Day
The Veterans Refection Circle is an outdoor garden and reflection space in honor of late Surprise resident and combat wounded veteran Brian Mancini. The ceremony will be held November 11 at 8 a.m.
Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help
Volunteers are needed to provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival, Oct 20 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival, Oct 20
Choose from a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as an assortment of beers and wines. Event admission is free!
Lunchtime and Sunset Theater performances set for 2019-2020 Lunchtime and Sunset Theater performances set for 2019-2020
Jazz, Opera, Broadway and the Classics are included in the line-up for the Lunchtime Theater Series during the fall - spring seasons!
Update: Community Dog Park closed Sept 9-Oct 17 for annual maintenance Update: Community Dog Park closed Sept 9-Oct 17 for annual maintenance
The park will be closed through Thursday, October 17 to allow for root establishment; the park is now scheduled to reopen on Friday, October 18.
Citizen Review Meeting & Public Hearings set for Major Amendments to General Plan 2035 Citizen Review Meeting & Public Hearings set for Major Amendments to General Plan 2035
The city of Surprise is considering Major Amendments to its General Plan 2035 related to transportation and growth, and the public is invited to several upcoming meetings to provide comment.
Surprise Police donate retired cruiser to West-MEC campus Surprise Police donate retired cruiser to West-MEC campus
Officials from YOUR Surprise Police Department and Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Northwest Campus met on October 3 for an official exchanging of keys, as a retired police cruiser was donated to the school.
Waddell Road work delayed; weekend closure beginning Oct 18 Waddell Road work delayed; weekend closure beginning Oct 18
The roadway will be closed from Reems Rd to 157th Ave until 5 a.m. Monday, October 21.
Surprise Stadium announces 2020 Spring Training schedule with game times Surprise Stadium announces 2020 Spring Training schedule with game times
The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals have released their finalized 2020 Spring Training schedule, revealing their game times and a new opening day game on Friday, February 21!
Family fun and public safety join forces at G.A.I.N. Night Family fun and public safety join forces at G.A.I.N. Night
G.A.I.N. Night (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is a free, interactive community event that will feature music, face painting, laser tag, emergency vehicle displays, SWAT team demonstrations, trick or treating and much more!
Surprise announces Shared Active Transportation Vehicle Pilot Program Surprise announces Shared Active Transportation Vehicle Pilot Program
The experimental program will evaluate the use and deployment of SATVs as a transportation option in the city of Surprise from November 1, 2019 through April 28, 2020.
Greenway Rd restrictions begin Oct 12 for pavement improvements Greenway Rd restrictions begin Oct 12 for pavement improvements
Work hours are 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily through Sunday, October 20.
Oregon State returns to Surprise for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic Oregon State returns to Surprise for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic
2019) Join the Oregon State Beavers at Surprise Stadium as they host their 2020 season debut right here in Surprise.
Surprise serving up a series of USTA competitive events Surprise serving up a series of USTA competitive events
Tennis season has officially arrived, and the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is welcoming several United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Championships this fall.
Party in Surprise at the 6th annual Fiesta Grande Celebration, Oct 12 Party in Surprise at the 6th annual Fiesta Grande Celebration, Oct 12
Parking, event location and venue maps are available at surpriseaz.gov/fiestagrande.
Waddell Rd closed nightly, 157th Ave to Reems Rd, Oct 6-12 Waddell Rd closed nightly, 157th Ave to Reems Rd, Oct 6-12
The portion of Waddell Rd will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
SciTech Festival returns to Surprise Nov. 2 SciTech Festival returns to Surprise Nov. 2
Interact with robotics, a speaker series and other hands-on exhibits at this free community event!
US 60 (Grand Ave) closed Dysart Rd to Loop 303 Oct. 6 for pavement preservation US 60 (Grand Ave) closed Dysart Rd to Loop 303 Oct. 6 for pavement preservation
US 60 will be closed in both directions between Dysart and Loop 303 from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
City wins national video award for “The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial” visit City wins national video award for “The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial” visit
The City of Surprise Marketing & Communications Department earned a first place win in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors’ (NATOA) 34th Annual Government Programming Awards.
Surprise goes purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month; collects donations for New Life Center Surprise goes purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month; collects donations for New Life Center
Residents are encouraged to join the city and raise awareness for domestic violence programs by wearing purple clothing or a purple ribbon throughout the month.
 Surprise draws national attention showcasing growing sport of pickleball Surprise draws national attention showcasing growing sport of pickleball
The City of Surprise is gaining national attention for the fast-growing game of pickleball, hosting more players and spectators from across the country than ever before for a series of championship tournaments!
City of Surprise recruiting new tourism events; grant funding available City of Surprise recruiting new tourism events; grant funding available
The city of Surprise, Arizona is a hotbed for tourism events like MLB Spring Training, NCAA college baseball, USTA tennis, arts festivals, and amateur sports tournaments. In an effort to continue growing successful tourism opportunities, the city’s Sports and Tourism Department is accepting applications for tourism grant funds that can be used to host new events!
Surprise Fire-Medical donates fire engine to Valley Vista High School Fire Science program Surprise Fire-Medical donates fire engine to Valley Vista High School Fire Science program
The donation continues the strong partnership between the Surprise Fire-Medical Department, Dysart Unified School District and the Valley Vista Fire Science program.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong wind can be expected across southwest and south central Arizona today into Tuesday.
Join an adult, youth Tennis & Racquetball Flex League this fall Join an adult, youth Tennis & Racquetball Flex League this fall
Register by September 30 so you don’t miss your shot at these great fall activities!
Volunteers, projects needed for Oct 19 Surprise Day of Service Volunteers, projects needed for Oct 19 Surprise Day of Service
Volunteer opportunities are open to groups, families, youths and adults!
Register now for Fall Break Camp Register now for Fall Break Camp
Fall Break Camp will be available October 14-18, at Sierra Montana Recreation Center. This program fills quickly! Register early to ensure a space.
Perfect Game tournament gets baseball rolling in Surprise Perfect Game tournament gets baseball rolling in Surprise
Over 50 teams from across the nation will compete in the 11th annual Perfect Game Fall National Championship protected by G-Form, Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22.
City Manager Statement on Public Safety City Manager Statement on Public Safety
Mayor proclaims Surprise a Dementia Friendly City Mayor proclaims Surprise a Dementia Friendly City
The city is collaborating with partners to provide a free Memory Café and to improve support for families living with dementia.
Enjoy Wonder Park at the Sept 28 Movie Night in the Park Enjoy Wonder Park at the Sept 28 Movie Night in the Park
Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks.
Surprise hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament on Sept 21 Surprise hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament on Sept 21
The fun takes place at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N. Bullard Ave, from 5:30-9p. Register today!
City offers free financial planning workshops in October City offers free financial planning workshops in October
Learn the difference between a will and a trust, and specific estate planning strategies in upcoming workshops.
Citywide transportation projects update; Litchfield Road widening begins 9/30 Citywide transportation projects update; Litchfield Road widening begins 9/30
An update on several significant transportation improvement projects, ranging from constructing additional travel lanes to improving pavement conditions.
City partners to host new Social Security 101 class City partners to host new Social Security 101 class
Registration on the Maricopa County Library District website is required. Space is limited.
Surprise breaks ground on new Fire Station 304 Surprise breaks ground on new Fire Station 304
The new Fire Station is being built at 163rd Ave. and San Ysidro Rd. and will be completed in fall 2020.
Surprise hosts over 100 teams for national baseball tournaments Surprise hosts over 100 teams for national baseball tournaments
Individual tournament and league schedules, admission pricing and event information will become available prior to the start of each tournament.
Surprise receives NWS StormReady certification; September is National Preparedness Month Surprise receives NWS StormReady certification; September is National Preparedness Month
Learn about the city's StormReady certification, and how to be "Prepared, Not Scared" for emergencies.
Councilmember Meet & Greet September 18 Councilmember Meet & Greet September 18
Surprise City Councilmember Chris Judd is hosting a meet and greet for residents on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Work to improve Waddell Rd, SR303 to Reems Rd, begins in Surprise Work to improve Waddell Rd, SR303 to Reems Rd, begins in Surprise
Learn more about the Waddell Road project at surpriseaz.gov/decidesurprise.
City of Surprise seeking input at community forum City of Surprise seeking input at community forum
The City of Surprise is looking for feedback in an upcoming Community Leader & Provider Forum to identify gaps, trends, and new ideas as part of a Community Needs Assessment.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for Sept 3; Heat Advisory issued for Sept 4 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for Sept 3; Heat Advisory issued for Sept 4
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Surprise Youth Earn Arizona Career Readiness Credentials Surprise Youth Earn Arizona Career Readiness Credentials
20 Surprise teens in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program gained invaluable work experience and earned the Arizona Career Readiness Credential.
Registration for co-ed, girls fall youth sports begins Sept 3 Registration for co-ed, girls fall youth sports begins Sept 3
For more information contact the Parks & Recreation office at 623.222.2000.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued August 30 - September 1 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued August 30 - September 1
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1.
Surprise Cheer Squad registration now open Surprise Cheer Squad registration now open
Cheer squad is open to girls and boys, ages 7-12 years.
Cleanup Event Sept 14; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents Cleanup Event Sept 14; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents
Residents are permitted to drop off up to 2,000 pounds of non-hazardous residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill, 19401 W. Deer Valley Road, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Update: Community Dog Park closed Sept 9-Oct 13 for annual maintenance Update: Community Dog Park closed Sept 9-Oct 13 for annual maintenance
Due to recent weather events, the dog park will remain closed through Sunday, October 13. Dick McComb Dog Park, 17894 W. Westpark Blvd, will be open during the Community Dog Park closure.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival series is back Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival series is back
Enjoy live music, food trucks, lawn games and more at the first event on September 15, from 4-8p at Mark Coronado Park.
Plan for your future; attend free Wills vs Trusts, Estate Planning classes in September Plan for your future; attend free Wills vs Trusts, Estate Planning classes in September
Space is limited; register today!
Motorcycle Safety Class & Interactive Course presented by Surprise Police Department Sept. 29 Motorcycle Safety Class & Interactive Course presented by Surprise Police Department Sept. 29
The City of Surprise Police Department is hosting a Motorcycle Safety Class & Interactive Course on September 29.
City of Surprise closures and sanitation schedule changes for Labor Day City of Surprise closures and sanitation schedule changes for Labor Day
The City of Surprise reminds residents of office closures, meeting adjustments and a modified sanitation schedule due to Labor Day.
City of Surprise accepting Veterans Day Parade entries City of Surprise accepting Veterans Day Parade entries
Entries are due by October 27. There is no fee to participate.
Schedule your Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointment beginning Sept 9 Schedule your Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointment beginning Sept 9
Surprise residents will be able to schedule appointments to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes beginning September 9-27.
City of Surprise seeks vendors & car show entries for 6th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande City of Surprise seeks vendors & car show entries for 6th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande
The City of Surprise is seeking promotional booth applicants and classic car show entries for its annual Surprise Fiesta Grande event on October 12!
Join us for Surprise Care and Share Expo, connect with community services Join us for Surprise Care and Share Expo, connect with community services
Join the City of Surprise for the Surprise Care & Share Expo; a free community event creating connections to human service organizations, health resources and medical checks.
Register your team for Fall 2019 Adult Sports Leagues Register your team for Fall 2019 Adult Sports Leagues
Returning Summer 2019 teams can register beginning Aug. 19; new and non-returning team registration begins Aug. 22.
City installing traffic signals at Cactus Rd and Sarival Ave intersection City installing traffic signals at Cactus Rd and Sarival Ave intersection
The intersection is tentatively scheduled to be closed on Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, for asphalt maintenance.
Major League Baseball announces 2020 Spring Training schedule, games start 2/22 at Surprise Stadium Major League Baseball announces 2020 Spring Training schedule, games start 2/22 at Surprise Stadium
Major League Baseball has released the 2020 Cactus League Spring Training schedule. Opening Day in Surprise, Arizona is set for Saturday, February 22 with the Texas Rangers taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at Surprise Stadium.
Dive-in Movie featuring Disney’s “Dumbo” on August 17 at Surprise Aquatic Center Dive-in Movie featuring Disney’s “Dumbo” on August 17 at Surprise Aquatic Center
Doors open at 7:30p; the movie begins at approximately 8p.
Surprise seeks resident input on Consolidated Plan to shape funding priorities Surprise seeks resident input on Consolidated Plan to shape funding priorities
Help shape funding priorities for housing and community development needs in the city by taking a survey!
Updated: Become a Community Emergency Response Team volunteer Updated: Become a Community Emergency Response Team volunteer
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for residents interested in volunteering in an emergency or disaster situation.
Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy
Space is limited; register early to reserve your seat.
U.S. Census Reps in Surprise neighborhoods beginning Aug. 18 for address verification U.S. Census Reps in Surprise neighborhoods beginning Aug. 18 for address verification
Between August 18 and October 11, Census representatives will attempt to knock on every door in the neighborhoods they are canvassing.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning this week Ozone High Pollution Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning this week
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for August 13 and August 14. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning through the evening of August 15.
Rising costs amid a volatile recycling market result in changes to city’s collection Rising costs amid a volatile recycling market result in changes to city’s collection
Effective August 19, 2019, the city of Surprise will temporarily divert recyclable materials to the landfill as the city researches cost-effective solutions to mitigate the impacts of increased recycling operational costs.
City Opens Public Comment Period on Major Amendments to General Plan 2035 City Opens Public Comment Period on Major Amendments to General Plan 2035
The city of Surprise is considering Major Amendments to its General Plan 2035 related to transportation and growth. The 60-day review period is now underway, with comments being accepted through October 7, 2019.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued August 7-8 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued August 7-8
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8.
Register for Tot Time before it fills up! Register for Tot Time before it fills up!
The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is excited for another session of Tot Time! Program registration begins this week.
Surprise City Center Master Plan feedback sessions this week; new meeting added Surprise City Center Master Plan feedback sessions this week; new meeting added
Get details on the draft Surprise City Center Master Plan and provide your feedback!
Ozone High Pollution Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning to begin the week Ozone High Pollution Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning to begin the week
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory and the National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory extended through the weekend, Aug 3-4 Ozone High Pollution Advisory extended through the weekend, Aug 3-4
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Surprise seeking sponsors, exhibitors for Nov 2 SciTech event Surprise seeking sponsors, exhibitors for Nov 2 SciTech event
Organizations, schools and businesses with hands-on, interactive STEM projects or presentations are invited to request a free booth to participate in this year’s event.
Police offer tips to help community members Drive Wise as school starts back up Police offer tips to help community members Drive Wise as school starts back up
Remember, we all share the streets, so please, Drive Wise, Surprise!
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for Aug 1-2 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for Aug 1-2
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Surprise Saguaros move home games to Peoria for 2019 fall season Surprise Saguaros move home games to Peoria for 2019 fall season
For the 2019 Arizona Fall League baseball season, the Surprise Saguaros will be playing all scheduled home games at Peoria Sports Complex due to ongoing field renovations at Surprise Stadium.
Surprise to install new water meters for 16,000 city-serviced residential, business customers Surprise to install new water meters for 16,000 city-serviced residential, business customers
Learn more about the meter replacement process and view frequently asked questions at surpriseaz.gov/watermeter.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued July 29-30 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued July 29-30
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 26 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 26
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Plan for your future; attend free Wills vs Trusts, Estate Planning classes in August Plan for your future; attend free Wills vs Trusts, Estate Planning classes in August
Registration is now open; space is limited. Sign up today!
Surprise wins marketing award at the Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism Surprise wins marketing award at the Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism
The city won the Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Rural for its Find Your Surprise marketing campaign, including the website ExploreSurprise.com!
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 25 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 25
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Surprise City Clerk receives top industry award Surprise City Clerk receives top industry award
Aguilar received the President's Award of Distinction at today's Arizona Municipal Clerk's Association Annual Meeting.
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
The city provides a step-by-step guide to help you know the do's and don't's of pool drainage.
Learn traditional Folklorico dance and perform at Fiesta Grande Learn traditional Folklorico dance and perform at Fiesta Grande
Registration is currently open for the boys and girls, ages 5-13, youth class.
Dust Pollution Advisory issued for July 22; Dust, Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 23 Dust Pollution Advisory issued for July 22; Dust, Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 23
For more information about the pollution advisories visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
National Weather Service Phoenix issues Blowing Dust Advisory for July 22 National Weather Service Phoenix issues Blowing Dust Advisory for July 22
The advisory has been issued for later this afternoon through 10 p.m. this evening.
Surprise City Center Master Plan feedback sessions scheduled for August Surprise City Center Master Plan feedback sessions scheduled for August
Get details on the draft Surprise City Center Master Plan and provide your feedback!
PM-10 High Pollution Advisory issued for July 13 PM-10 High Pollution Advisory issued for July 13
For more information about the PM-10 (dust) High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Perfect Game’s WWBA West National Championships close out Surprise summer baseball Perfect Game’s WWBA West National Championships close out Surprise summer baseball
The Surprise Recreation Campus will close out this summer’s action packed baseball tournament series with Perfect Game’s inaugural World Wood Bat Association West National Championships!
Surprise announces inaugural City Tennis Championships Surprise announces inaugural City Tennis Championships
Registration is now open; space is limited to the first eight players in each division.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 10 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for July 10
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Judge Gaudreau Appointed to AZ Supreme Court Committee Judge Gaudreau Appointed to AZ Supreme Court Committee
Surprise City Court Associate Judge Catherine A. Gaudreau will serve a three-year term as a Limited Jurisdiction Judge member of the Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts.
Registration open for fall youth sports leagues and classes Registration open for fall youth sports leagues and classes
City of Surprise fall youth sports registration is now open; offering soccer, flag football, basketball, baseball, softball and more!
Neighborhood Grant Program application now available Neighborhood Grant Program application now available
The Surprise City Council approved funding to support the Neighborhood Grant Program, providing eligible neighborhoods with small grants to fund neighborhood events, functions or community improvements.
Surprise rebate programs offer incentives for water-conscious customers Surprise rebate programs offer incentives for water-conscious customers
Beginning July 1, customers serviced by the Surprise water utility are eligible to apply for water conservation rebates.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 28 & 29 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 28 & 29
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Surprise welcomes USA Baseball West 14U/16U National Team Championships Surprise welcomes USA Baseball West 14U/16U National Team Championships
The USA Baseball West 14U/16U National Team Championships are set for next week at Surprise Stadium and Recreation Campus.
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 celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park; fireworks begin at 8:40 p.m.
City offices closed, trash/recycling schedule change for July 4th City offices closed, trash/recycling schedule change for July 4th
City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed and trash and recycling will be delayed for Independence Day.
Cactus Road closed, west of Loop 303, July 1-17 Cactus Road closed, west of Loop 303, July 1-17
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles during all road work.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 25 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 25
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only-CPR (CCC-CPR) classes this summer.
City breaks ground on Veterans Reflection Circle in honor of Brian Mancini City breaks ground on Veterans Reflection Circle in honor of Brian Mancini
The project, being built through the generous support of dozens of companies, will be completed in November 2019.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 24 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 24
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
City of Surprise ‘Community & Recreation Services’ renamed ‘Parks & Recreation’; celebrate with us City of Surprise ‘Community & Recreation Services’ renamed ‘Parks & Recreation’; celebrate with us
The name officially changes July 1 - at the start of Parks and Recreation Month! Be sure to take advantage of the parks, classes and sports offered by the city.
Surprise fireworks laws; what you need to know this July Fourth Surprise fireworks laws; what you need to know this July Fourth
The Fourth of July is fast approaching and it’s a good time to review the laws regarding the use and sale of fireworks within the City of Surprise.
Prep Baseball Report continues Arizona State Games baseball tournament in Surprise Prep Baseball Report continues Arizona State Games baseball tournament in Surprise
Prep Baseball Report’s Arizona State Games baseball tournament continues in Surprise for the second weekend in a row, featuring over 1,600 players from across the country.
Peoria Ave full, daytime closures begin June 21 Peoria Ave full, daytime closures begin June 21
The full closure begins 10 p.m. Friday, June 21 and continues to 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 15 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 15
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
PBR Arizona State Games Baseball Tournament continues summer of tournament tourism in Surprise PBR Arizona State Games Baseball Tournament continues summer of tournament tourism in Surprise
Over 35 teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri and New Mexico will compete Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16.
Westbound US 60 (Grand Avenue) lane restrictions scheduled this week for pavement preservation work Westbound US 60 (Grand Avenue) lane restrictions scheduled this week for pavement preservation work
Plan for heavy delays, consider alternate routes or postpone travel while work is underway.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 12 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 12
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Teen tutoring service takes top prize at Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Teen tutoring service takes top prize at Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Congratulations to Dylan Tluczek, Bryan Main, Prince Alino and Gabby Roberts for their innovative service, TutorFLY.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 10-11 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 10-11
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Summer temps are rising; Heat Relief stations available Summer temps are rising; Heat Relief stations available
With forecasted highs hitting over 100 degrees every day this week, the City of Surprise reminds residents that we are a Heat Relief Network partner.
June 8 Teen Rec Night has been canceled June 8 Teen Rec Night has been canceled
The teen pool party event will be rescheduled to a later date.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 8-9 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for June 8-9
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
National Indoor RV Centers expands to Surprise, brings head-of-household jobs National Indoor RV Centers expands to Surprise, brings head-of-household jobs
The new business center will grow 65 full-time jobs and will be dedicated to the sales, servicing, storage and maintenance of luxury recreational motor coach vehicles.
Additional Utility Assistance Application Event scheduled for June 15 Additional Utility Assistance Application Event scheduled for June 15
The event will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the El Mirage Senior Center, 14010 N. El Mirage Rd.
Peoria Ave, Dysart Rd to Bullard Ave, restricted for pavement work June 14-25 Peoria Ave, Dysart Rd to Bullard Ave, restricted for pavement work June 14-25
Drivers can expect multiple and varying lane restrictions with reduced speed limits during the work.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Surprise Celebrate the 4th of July in Surprise
Join us at Mark Coronado Park or the Surprise Aquatic Center and celebrate Independence Day with food, fun and games!
Mayor Hall proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week; Surprise offers safety tips for Monsoon 2019 Mayor Hall proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week; Surprise offers safety tips for Monsoon 2019
Visit surpriseaz.gov/monsoon for a complete list of monsoon safety tips and resources.
Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments
City is proposing adoption of 2018 International Building Codes with local amendments. Submit comments online or by mail.
Council adopts FY2020 Budget to address city growth; maintain existing assets Council adopts FY2020 Budget to address city growth; maintain existing assets
ity Council approved a $412.7 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget, during their Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 5, 2019.
Have a night of fun at the June 8 Family Game Night Have a night of fun at the June 8 Family Game Night
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 at the Parks & Recreation Office, online, or at the door the night of for $10. A ticket is not required for children ages 4 and younger.
Wilson Premier Baseball tournament kicks off summer tourism season in Surprise Wilson Premier Baseball tournament kicks off summer tourism season in Surprise
More than 7,000 people from across the country will descend on the Surprise Stadium and Recreation Campus this week to kick off an incredible summer of sports tourism.
What would you like to see in the West Valley? Take the Luke AFB growth survey & share your input What would you like to see in the West Valley? Take the Luke AFB growth survey & share your input
The deadline to complete the survey is June 20, 2019.
Waddell Rd closure, SR303-Sarival Ave, scheduled for June 3-5 Waddell Rd closure, SR303-Sarival Ave, scheduled for June 3-5
The stretch of roadway will be closed in both directions beginning 5 a.m. June 3 to 6 p.m. June 5.
Groundbreaking set for Veterans Reflection Circle memorial in honor of Brian Mancini Groundbreaking set for Veterans Reflection Circle memorial in honor of Brian Mancini
Join us Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m. at Northwest Regional Library for an indoor ceremony, followed by an outdoor groundbreaking.
Learn how to maximize your Medicare options Learn how to maximize your Medicare options
Space is limited. Reserve your seat for the June 10 class!
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for May 30 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for May 30
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Attend a free seminar on June 4 to learn your options concerning Wills vs Trusts Attend a free seminar on June 4 to learn your options concerning Wills vs Trusts
Reserve your seat to learn the difference between these two financial directives; space is limited.
Grand Avenue intersection improvements scheduled in Surprise Grand Avenue intersection improvements scheduled in Surprise
Upcoming weekend restrictions set near Meeker, R.H. Johnson boulevards.
Utility work for Waddell Rd widening begins 5/28; travel impact at Sarival Ave Utility work for Waddell Rd widening begins 5/28; travel impact at Sarival Ave
Westbound Waddell Road will be closed at Sarival Avenue, May 28 – June 11, from 5 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.daily.
Surprise becoming hotbed for youth sports tourism as industry booms Surprise becoming hotbed for youth sports tourism as industry booms
Surprise will soon see a convergence of baseball talent from across the country for a series of nationally recognized youth baseball tournaments this summer season.
Public meetings in June for proposed Annexation & related Zoning changes in northern Surprise Public meetings in June for proposed Annexation & related Zoning changes in northern Surprise
The city of Surprise has issued public notices regarding upcoming public hearings on a proposed annexation and zoning changes related to several parcels of land in the city’s northern area.
City offices closed May 27 for Memorial Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed May 27 for Memorial Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Due to Memorial Day, City of Surprise trash and recycling customers are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of May 27-31.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for May 14-15 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for May 14-15
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Adult sports leagues registration now open for returning teams Adult sports leagues registration now open for returning teams
New teams and non-returning teams may register beginning May 16.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host National Level II Girls’ 18s Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host National Level II Girls’ 18s
Junior competition returns to the Surprise May 18-21 with the arrival of the 2019 USTA National Level 2 Girls 18s Championships.
Road Restriction: NB Litchfield Rd approaching Greenway Rd Road Restriction: NB Litchfield Rd approaching Greenway Rd
NB Litchfield Rd, approaching Greenway Rd, is restricted to a single lane to repair a damaged utility line. The NB left turn at Greenway Rd is also restricted.
Youth, teen summer tennis programs now enrolling Youth, teen summer tennis programs now enrolling
All skill levels are welcome; enroll today!
City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies
Applications are being accepted for the Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission, Personnel Appeals Board, Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission.
Hollyhock Library adjusts Saturday hours starting May 11 Hollyhock Library adjusts Saturday hours starting May 11
Library will be open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Tuesday and Thursday hours will remain 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Free HOA Connection Class on New Case Law & Legislation, Secrets of a Successful Associations Free HOA Connection Class on New Case Law & Legislation, Secrets of a Successful Associations
The class will be hosted in the Surprise City Hall Council Overflow Room on June 5; space is limited, sign up today!
Join the Surprise Senior Center and receive free trial membership between May 6 & June 30 Join the Surprise Senior Center and receive free trial membership between May 6 & June 30
Participants who remain enrolled in Senior Center programs following the free trial will pay the annual membership fee on July 1, 2019.
Surprise team member named “2019 Economic Developer of the Year” Surprise team member named “2019 Economic Developer of the Year”
Jeanine Jerkovic, Surprise's economic development director, received the recognition at last night's annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence Awards reception in Tucson.
Are you paying too much for prescriptions? Attend a Medicare class and find out Are you paying too much for prescriptions? Attend a Medicare class and find out
Medicare participants, and future participants, with questions about their prescription plan are encouraged to attend the May 20 class.
Surprise hosts AIA Division III 1st Round Baseball State Championship Playoffs Surprise hosts AIA Division III 1st Round Baseball State Championship Playoffs
The games will take place at the Kansas City Royals practice facilities located at 15960 N. Bullard Ave.
Registration for summer adult tennis programs now open Registration for summer adult tennis programs now open
With three class offerings, there is sure to be a program for adult tennis players of all levels and abilities!
Surprise Utility Assistance Application Events scheduled for May, June Surprise Utility Assistance Application Events scheduled for May, June
The first-come, first-served events will be held at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Rd. Bldg. A Suite #124; a special event is scheduled for May 22 in El Mirage.
City now enrolling for free Estate Planning classes, May 8 & 22 City now enrolling for free Estate Planning classes, May 8 & 22
Space is limited; enroll today!
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for April 25 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for April 25
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
Overnight closure of SB Litchfield Rd, Cactus to Desert Cove, 4/29-5/8 Overnight closure of SB Litchfield Rd, Cactus to Desert Cove, 4/29-5/8
Closure will be in place 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly to install a new water line.
Attend a free seminar on May 7 to learn your options concerning Wills vs Trusts Attend a free seminar on May 7 to learn your options concerning Wills vs Trusts
Registration is required; reserve your seat today!
Gov. Doug Ducey to speak at Veterans Bridge Naming Celebration in Surprise Gov. Doug Ducey to speak at Veterans Bridge Naming Celebration in Surprise
A celebration on Friday, April 26 will mark the renaming of the bridge at US 60 (Grand Ave) and Bell Road to Veterans Bridge.
Southwest Gas begins project on Litchfield Rd, Greenway to Waddell, April 22 Southwest Gas begins project on Litchfield Rd, Greenway to Waddell, April 22
Contact the Southwest Gas Project Hotline, 602.532.6100, for more information.
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for April 19 Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for April 19
For more information about the Ozone High Pollution Advisory visit www.azdeq.gov or www.cleanairmakemore.com.
DevelopNEXT: Land Development Ordinances Chapters 101-102 go to Planning & Zoning for discussion DevelopNEXT: Land Development Ordinances Chapters 101-102 go to Planning & Zoning for discussion
Based on feedback received from the public, stakeholders, and the Planning and Zoning Commission, staff will make revisions and publish an updated draft of the first two chapters.
Public records requests join list of city services available in My Surprise Public records requests join list of city services available in My Surprise
Download the My Surprise app in the App Store and Google Play and engage with your Surprise, today!
2019 Surprise Area Interfaith & Golden Rule Community Breakfast to be held May 1; reserve your seat 2019 Surprise Area Interfaith & Golden Rule Community Breakfast to be held May 1; reserve your seat
Come build community by meeting city, faith, business and non-profit leaders from the region at the 2019 Surprise Area Interfaith & Golden Rule Community Breakfast!
Surprise Hosts Veterans Bridge Naming Celebration Surprise Hosts Veterans Bridge Naming Celebration
A celebration on Friday, April 26 will mark the renaming of the bridge at US 60 (Grand Ave) and Bell Road to Veterans Bridge.
FY2020 Recommended Budget addresses city growth; maintenance of existing assets FY2020 Recommended Budget addresses city growth; maintenance of existing assets
City Manager Mike Frazier’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 City Manager Recommended Budget, presented at City Council’s April 16 Work Session, continues to focus on Council’s commitment to maintain quality public services and infrastructure, while also addressing the needs of a growing community.
PacWest Tennis Championships return to Surprise; free youth tennis clinic April 17 PacWest Tennis Championships return to Surprise; free youth tennis clinic April 17
The 20 championship-hopeful teams begin tournament play on April 17 at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex.
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival, April 14 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival, April 14
This is the final Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival of the 2018-19 series; don't miss it!
Become a Volunteer on Surprise Fire-Medical’s Community Emergency Response Team Become a Volunteer on Surprise Fire-Medical’s Community Emergency Response Team
Sign up for a training course covering basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Registration for youth summer basketball league, sports camps begins April 8 Registration for youth summer basketball league, sports camps begins April 8
A special Saturday registration will be held on April 27 at the Community & Recreation Services office, 15960 N Bullard Ave, from 8 - 11 a.m.
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
Both events will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Surprise Youth Baseball Complex, 15565 N. Parkview Place.
2019 Surprise Retail Survey results are in! 2019 Surprise Retail Survey results are in!
Check out our residents' most-requested places to shop and dine, and the Top 10 local favorites!
Surprise partners to host Utility Assistance events throughout April Surprise partners to host Utility Assistance events throughout April
The first-come, first-served events will be held at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Rd. Bldg. A Suite #124
Pledge to conserve water & help Surprise win a nationwide water conservation challenge Pledge to conserve water & help Surprise win a nationwide water conservation challenge
Residents in winning cities will win hundreds of prizes; one lucky resident will win $3,000 towards their annual utility bills!
Plan for your future; attend a free Estate Planning class Plan for your future; attend a free Estate Planning class
Understand how taxation, inflation, social security and other factors impact your retirement income.
City of Surprise 2019 State of the City focuses on growth and sustainability City of Surprise 2019 State of the City focuses on growth and sustainability
Watch the video presentation to see the city's accomplishments from the past year and the vision for moving forward.
Surprise to host USTA rating program for Singles, Doubles Tennis Championships (50+) Surprise to host USTA rating program for Singles, Doubles Tennis Championships (50+)
The National Tennis Rating Program Championships for men and women's groups, age 50 and better, begins March 29.
Repavement of Sun Valley Parkway, 291st Ave – 219th Ave, begins April 1 Repavement of Sun Valley Parkway, 291st Ave – 219th Ave, begins April 1
This Maricopa County Department of Transportation project will run through approximately the end of June.
Learn How to Maximize Your Medicare Options Learn How to Maximize Your Medicare Options
Reserve your seat and plan to attend one of these free informational sessions on April 16 or April 30 at the Surprise Resource Center.
City opens application process for Community Outreach Program City opens application process for Community Outreach Program
Eligible 501(c)3 organizations or verified 501(c)3 partner agencies may now apply.
City, ARIZONA@WORK Maricopa County to host job fair in Surprise on March 29 City, ARIZONA@WORK Maricopa County to host job fair in Surprise on March 29
Surprise Job Fair hours are 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave.
Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on April 6 Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on April 6
Volunteers will participate in a number of community service projects, including painting, gravel spreading, yard cleaning and other services.
Hop over to spring Egg-stravaganza on April 20 Hop over to spring Egg-stravaganza on April 20
This free family event begins at 7:30 a.m. and features hunts for children ages 10 and under, bounce houses and more!
Surprise Police warn community members about telephone scam Surprise Police warn community members about telephone scam
Scammer is requesting bond payment via various forms of gift cards. If you receive a call, please report it to Surprise Police at 623.222.4000.
Enjoy a Spring Training game & fireworks show at Surprise Stadium Friday night Enjoy a Spring Training game & fireworks show at Surprise Stadium Friday night
March 22 is Jimmy John's Fireworks Night at Surprise Stadium! Catch the game at 6:05pm and the fireworks show afterwards!
Bullard Ave closure, Greenway Rd to Tierra Buena Ln, begins 3/25 Bullard Ave closure, Greenway Rd to Tierra Buena Ln, begins 3/25
The 24-hour closure will begin at 4 a.m. on March 25, and will be in place until 5 p.m., March 29.
Special Spring Training Offer for Banner Del Webb Community Health Day March 21 Special Spring Training Offer for Banner Del Webb Community Health Day March 21
Enjoy a special ‘$44 Family Four Pack’ ticket offer including tickets, food and drinks, as well as fun events during the game to promoting healthy living!
Community invited to Surprise City Center input session March 21 Community invited to Surprise City Center input session March 21
Come share your ideas for future Surprise City Center development! Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Surprise.
Schedule your Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointments beginning March 21 Schedule your Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointments beginning March 21
Appointments can be scheduled in the My Surprise app, online or by calling customer service.
175th Ave closed Sweetwater Ave to Waddell Rd, March 18-26 175th Ave closed Sweetwater Ave to Waddell Rd, March 18-26
175th Avenue will be closed at Sweetwater Avenue, north to Waddell Road, to install a new sewer line. This will be a 24-hour closure starting at 4 a.m. on 3/18/19 and stopping at 5 p.m. 3/26/19. Detours will be in place.
Today's Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals spring training game cancelled Today's Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals spring training game cancelled
The Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game scheduled for today, March 12, at 1:05 p.m. in Surprise Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather and field conditions. Rain out ticket policy in effect.
Surprise basketball coach wins Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Surprise basketball coach wins Jr. NBA Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Leon Chavez, who has been a volunteer basketball coach for eight years.
Dysart Rd center median work scheduled to begin March 16 Dysart Rd center median work scheduled to begin March 16
The project is scheduled to conclude on March 25, weather permitting.
City invites companies to support construction of outdoor memorial in honor of veterans City invites companies to support construction of outdoor memorial in honor of veterans
The city is seeking construction and landscaping companies to partner in the creation of an outdoor memorial and veteran reflecting space in honor of late Surprise resident and combat wounded veteran Brian Mancini.
Help shape Surprise City Center; share ideas at March 11 input session Help shape Surprise City Center; share ideas at March 11 input session
Help shape our future downtown Monday, March 11 at Sun City Grand in the Cimarron Center - Agua Fria Room from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Surprise Resource Center to host Utility Assistance Application events March 14, 21, & 28 Surprise Resource Center to host Utility Assistance Application events March 14, 21, & 28
Assistance will be available from 3-7 p.m., or until fund capacity is achieved.
Daytime closure scheduled for westbound Waddell Road at Cotton, March 7 Daytime closure scheduled for westbound Waddell Road at Cotton, March 7
The westbound traveling restriction will be in place from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Surprise Stadium before Thursday’s Spring Training Game Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Surprise Stadium before Thursday’s Spring Training Game
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are heading to Surprise Stadium on Thursday, March 7 for a special appearance prior to the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels Spring Training game.
Updated: Daytime closure scheduled for westbound Waddell Road at Sarival, March 5 & 6 Updated: Daytime closure scheduled for westbound Waddell Road at Sarival, March 5 & 6
The westbound traveling restriction will be in place during the work hours, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2nd annual Surprise Spring Training 5K - Road Closures and Parking Locations 2nd annual Surprise Spring Training 5K - Road Closures and Parking Locations
Bullard Avenue will be closed between Greenway Avenue and Paradise Lane from 6:30 p.m. through approximately 8:30 p.m. Motorists should expect detours.
Volunteers needed for Surprise Day of Service, March 9 Volunteers needed for Surprise Day of Service, March 9
Volunteer opportunities are open to groups, families, youths and adults!
Surprise State of the City Premiere & 10-year City Hall Anniversary set for Mar. 28 Surprise State of the City Premiere & 10-year City Hall Anniversary set for Mar. 28
Join us Thursday, March 28, 6- 8 p.m. for the State of the City video premiere, along with food, entertainment and a showcase of the city's programs and services.
Free financial, health benefits guidance available for seniors at Surprise Resource Center Free financial, health benefits guidance available for seniors at Surprise Resource Center
Interested seniors, ages 55+, can complete the online application or call to schedule an appointment.
Surprise seeking talent for annual talent show Surprise seeking talent for annual talent show
Talent applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15; the Surprise Talent Show is Friday, April 26 at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
New tourism website launches; showcases city as a place to “Find your Surprise” New tourism website launches; showcases city as a place to “Find your Surprise”
ExploreSurprise.com highlights the many ways to play, dine, shop and stay in Surprise!
City Court Compliance Assistance Program helps resolve fines, reinstate driving privileges City Court Compliance Assistance Program helps resolve fines, reinstate driving privileges
Complete the online financial affidavit and view frequently asked questions at surpriseaz.gov/courtCAP.
Cleanup Event March 9; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents Cleanup Event March 9; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents
Surprise residents can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of non-hazardous residential waste at the Northwest Regional Landfill from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2019 Surprise Retail Survey is open; new youth survey added this year! 2019 Surprise Retail Survey is open; new youth survey added this year!
Do you have a favorite restaurant or retail store that you would like to see open in Surprise? Tell us by taking our retail survey by March 15.
Nebraska vs. Oregon State baseball games delayed until 2pm & 6pm today Nebraska vs. Oregon State baseball games delayed until 2pm & 6pm today
Tickets purchased for the February 21 game will be honored for the rescheduled game taking place at 2 p.m. Tickets originally purchased for the February 22 game at 4 p.m. will be honored for the 6 p.m. game.
Cactus Rd, Citrus Rd to Perryville Rd, has been REOPENED Cactus Rd, Citrus Rd to Perryville Rd, has been REOPENED
Perryville Road, from Cactus Road to Desert Cove Road has also reopened.
Cactus Rd, Citrus Rd to Perryville Rd, closed due to water main break Cactus Rd, Citrus Rd to Perryville Rd, closed due to water main break
The road is anticipated to be closed through the majority of the day tomorrow, February 22.
Nebraska vs. Oregon State baseball game postponed until Friday 2/22 Nebraska vs. Oregon State baseball game postponed until Friday 2/22
Tickets purchased for the February 21 game will be honored for the rescheduled game taking place at 12 p.m. on Friday. Tickets originally purchased for the February 22 game at 1 p.m. will be honored for the 4 p.m. game.
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 7-11 may apply by March 24.
Spring Break Tennis Camp registration now open Spring Break Tennis Camp registration now open
Camp will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. - noon, during the week of March 18.
Updated: Council approves 5 year Utility Rate Study schedule; new solid waste rates begin July 1 Updated: Council approves 5 year Utility Rate Study schedule; new solid waste rates begin July 1
City-serviced residential water and wastewater utility rates will remain unchanged in FY 2020-2024.
Household Hazardous Waste will now be picked up directly from your home Household Hazardous Waste will now be picked up directly from your home
Beginning April 1-12, Surprise residents will be able to schedule a free hazardous waste collection appointment.
Free Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicare Options & HOA Connection Free Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicare Options & HOA Connection
Registration is now open; sign up today!
City seeks volunteers for Senior Center; will host info session on March 6 City seeks volunteers for Senior Center; will host info session on March 6
Sign up today and learn how you can help serve our city's senior population!
Spring Break Camp registration is now open Spring Break Camp registration is now open
Camp will be held March 18-22 at Countryside Recreation Center, 15038 N. Parkview Place.
Surprise Stadium announces 2019 Spring Training ticket promotions & fan experiences Surprise Stadium announces 2019 Spring Training ticket promotions & fan experiences
We have ticket prices and packages for everyone, including families, military members and residents!
City offices closed Feb. 18 for Presidents’ Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Feb. 18 for Presidents’ Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event Vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event
The event will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and is expected to draw 12,000-15,000 participants.
Babe Ruth League registration now open Babe Ruth League registration now open
Individual and team registration is available Feb. 11 - Mar. 22, in-person at the Community and Recreation Services office, or online at surpriseaz.gov/recreation.
USTA Women’s Pro Circuit underway at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex  USTA Women’s Pro Circuit underway at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex
Come watch exciting tennis play with the USTA Women’s Pro Circuit – Surprise Tennis Classic in town February 11-17.
City’s summer job program for teens now accepting applications City’s summer job program for teens now accepting applications
Selected interns, ages 15-19, will earn $11 per hour while receiving professional development training during this six week program.
Join us for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival events Join us for Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival events
Live music, delicious food trucks and more on Feb. 10, March 10 & April 14!
Tickets on sale for City of Surprise Spring Training Welcome Back Luncheon Tickets on sale for City of Surprise Spring Training Welcome Back Luncheon
Hear from the mayor and members of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers management teams while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments overlooking the Surprise Stadium ballfield.
Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic leads off baseball season in Surprise Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic leads off baseball season in Surprise
The 2018 College World Series National Champion Oregon State Beavers will make their season debut at the Classic! Individual tickets and tournament passes are on sale now at surprisestadium.com.
City begins FY20 budget discussions Feb. 19 City begins FY20 budget discussions Feb. 19
The City of Surprise FY2020 budget building process kicks off at the City Council Work Session on Tuesday, February 19.
Surprise Youth Council hosts Level 4 party March 9 Surprise Youth Council hosts Level 4 party March 9
High school students will enjoy awesome music, art, dancing and fun on the top floor of the City Hall parking garage!
Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available
Let us help you get to know your neighbors by providing the supplies you need for a great party!
Learn How to Maximize Your Medicare Options Learn How to Maximize Your Medicare Options
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 is now open for the Surprise Tennis University Registration is now open for the Surprise Tennis University
This 11-week program is designed to teach adults new to the sport the fundamentals of the game.
Shop the Artisan Treasures Sweet Spring Festival Feb. 16 Shop the Artisan Treasures Sweet Spring Festival Feb. 16
Festival will feature over 100 local artists and vendors! Free admission.
APS utility assistance is now available to federal workers in Surprise, El Mirage APS utility assistance is now available to federal workers in Surprise, El Mirage
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 623.222.1600; proof of federal employee status and an APS account are required.
Road restrictions in place at Bell and Litchfield roads for utility work Road restrictions in place at Bell and Litchfield roads for utility work
The restrictions affect the west bound curb lane on Bell Rd. and the south bound curb lane on Litchfield Rd.
Surprise 10 & Under Tennis offers FREE Bonus Play Day for the 2019 Winter Session Surprise 10 & Under Tennis offers FREE Bonus Play Day for the 2019 Winter Session
The Net Generation program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis, and utilizes equipment and court dimensions that are age and skill appropriate.
Free Financial Fitness Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Annuities Free Financial Fitness Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Annuities
Register today and reserve your spot!
Register for the 2019 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works Register for the 2019 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works
The academy offers the opportunity to learn about the city directly from the mayor, councilmembers, city manager and upper-level city staff. Plus, you will hear from city partners like Ottawa University and West-MEC.
City to host Vets 4 Biz ‘Rally Point’ networking, resource event Jan. 26 City to host Vets 4 Biz ‘Rally Point’ networking, resource event Jan. 26
The Rally Point event will be held at the AZ TechCelerator, 12425 W. Bell Rd, from 9 a.m. to noon.
City Council names Winters as Vice Mayor City Council names Winters as Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council unanimously selected District 1 Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr. to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday January 15, 2019.
Surprise names new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commissioners Surprise names new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commissioners
The first Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission meeting will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
City offices closed Jan. 21 for MLK Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Jan. 21 for MLK 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 January 21-25.
City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
There are currently two vacancies on the Community & Recreation Services Commission and one vacancy on the City Audit Committee.
Registration open for spring youth sports leagues and camps  Registration open for spring youth sports leagues and camps
Register for tee-ball, baseball, softball or volleyball through Jan. 26.
Surprise Pops Band performs “Music of the West” concert on Jan. 20 Surprise Pops Band performs “Music of the West” concert on Jan. 20
The performance is open to the public and is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
Council selects Sanders to fill D5 vacancy Council selects Sanders to fill D5 vacancy
The Surprise City Council appointed David Sanders to serve as the new District 5 (D5) Councilmember.
RESCHEDULED EVENT: Jan. 6 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival moved to Jan. 27 RESCHEDULED EVENT: Jan. 6 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival moved to Jan. 27
Due to the anticipation of inclement weather this weekend, the city is rescheduling the January 6 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival to January 27.
Free Financial Fitness Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax Review, Annuities Free Financial Fitness Classes: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax Review, Annuities
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Surprise launches wastewater campaign; encourages residents to Be G.R.O.S.S. Surprise launches wastewater campaign; encourages residents to Be G.R.O.S.S.
Learn how to 'Be a Guardian' and help protect your home and city sewers from the damaging effects of improperly disposed items.
Surprise partners with AZ Ice to offer ice skating classes Surprise partners with AZ Ice to offer ice skating classes
Classes include Parent & Me, Tots, Basic 1, Hockey, Teen/Adults, and Adult Skate.
Northbound Dysart Rd at Bell Rd closed nightly 1/6 – 1/21 Northbound Dysart Rd at Bell Rd closed nightly 1/6 – 1/21
Closure nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Teen Arizona Snowbowl Turnaround Trip Teen Arizona Snowbowl Turnaround Trip
Sign up for a day of skiing or snowboarding at Arizona Snowbowl with teens from other Arizona cities. Trip is January 4th!
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Saturday, Jan. 5 for Spring Training & College Baseball Tickets Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Saturday, Jan. 5 for Spring Training & College Baseball Tickets
Choose from a variety of ticket packages and game experiences!
Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival returns Jan. 11-13 Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival returns Jan. 11-13
Experience 80+ juried fine artists, live music and delicious food trucks!
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Consumer fireworks use is permitted on private property within city limits December 24 - January 3.
Cactus League Luncheon set for Feb. 19; kicks off 2019 Spring Training Season Cactus League Luncheon set for Feb. 19; kicks off 2019 Spring Training Season
Fans can purchase tickets to this event, which will feature the induction of the latest Cactus League Hall of Fame class.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
The lots are open December 26, 2018 – January 10, 2019.
Call for Entry: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration and Service Youth Poster Contest Call for Entry: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration and Service Youth Poster Contest
Calling all youth artists ages 12-14! The city of Surprise is holding a poster contest as part of the celebration.
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.
Winter Break Camp registration now open Winter Break Camp registration now open
A fun way for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade to spend winter break! Runs December 26-28 and January 2-4.
Temporary closure of Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln to Auto Show Rd, Dec. 18 Temporary closure of Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln to Auto Show Rd, Dec. 18
Road will be closed from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for pavement maintenance.
City of Surprise seeking applications for new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission City of Surprise seeking applications for new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission
Applications are available for pickup at Surprise City Hall - City Clerk’s Office.
Join city of Surprise for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Jan. 19 Join city of Surprise for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Jan. 19
Come celebrate the life and work of Dr. King and honor his legacy by volunteering to serve your community.
Register for Surprise City Academy & get an inside look at how your city government works Register for Surprise City Academy & get an inside look at 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.
D5 applicant names released; Council sets public interviews for December 20 D5 applicant names released; Council sets public interviews for December 20
Nine residents of District 5 (D5) have applied to fill the vacancy on City Council, following former D5 Councilmember Skip Hall’s appointment to Mayor.
City hosts free Tax Review class City hosts free Tax Review class
The city is hosting a free Tax Review Class that will touch on various aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
City of Surprise program offers free support services for crime victims City of Surprise program offers free support services for crime victims
Victim Services Program assists crime victims in navigating the court system and connecting to resources.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host series of national tennis tournaments Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host series of national tennis tournaments
Several United States Tennis Association (USTA) tennis tournaments are coming to Surprise this winter and spring.
Bullard Avenue Improvement Project major roadwork concludes Bullard Avenue Improvement Project major roadwork concludes
Minor adjustments and landscape establishment will continue through early 2019.
Pickleball competition draws local and national talent to the City of Surprise Pickleball competition draws local and national talent to the City of Surprise
The city will welcome thousands of pickleball players this winter as host of five pickleball tournaments.
Councils oks new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission Councils oks new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission
The Surprise City Council moved to approve the formation of a volunteer Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission at the December 4, 2018 regular council meeting.
There’s still time to register for youth winter sports camps & skills classes There’s still time to register for youth winter sports camps & skills classes
Sports camps and skills classes include basketball, baseball, softball and tennis.
Applications open for Community Development Block Grant funding for public service activities Applications open for Community Development Block Grant funding for public service activities
Pre-application meeting Dec. 11; Applications due Jan. 11.
DevelopNEXT: Drafts of Land Development Ordinances Chapters 104 & 105 Now Online DevelopNEXT: Drafts of Land Development Ordinances Chapters 104 & 105 Now Online
Help shape your city by reviewing the draft chapters and offering your comments.
National Anthem performer auditions set for 2019 Spring Training in Surprise National Anthem performer auditions set for 2019 Spring Training in Surprise
Audition live on January 12, or submit an audio or video recording!
Council to take action on Utility Rate Study public notice at Dec 18 meeting Council to take action on Utility Rate Study public notice at Dec 18 meeting
The presentation will occur during the 6 p.m. Regular City Council Meeting at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.
Ready, set, register for the 2nd Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K! Ready, set, register for the 2nd Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K!
The Surprise Spring Training 5K, presented by Jimmy John’s, returns to Surprise Stadium on Friday, March 1!
Bullard Ave traffic signals at Acoma, Sweetwater intersections active week of Dec 3 Bullard Ave traffic signals at Acoma, Sweetwater intersections active week of Dec 3
Signals will flash red for 48 hours; drivers are reminded to treat the intersections as four-ways stops until the signals are fully operational on December 5.
City of Surprise “Deck the Hock” holiday event Dec. 11 City of Surprise “Deck the Hock” holiday event Dec. 11
Come hear performances by local school choirs, drink hot cocoa, and bring an ornament to help decorate one of our eight themed trees!
Register for Winter 2019 City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Register for Winter 2019 City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Registration opens Dec. 3 for softball, kickball, flag football, indoor volleyball and soccer.
Shop the Artisan Treasures Holiday Affair this weekend at Surprise Stadium Shop the Artisan Treasures Holiday Affair this weekend at Surprise Stadium
Over 100 local artists and vendors will be selling artisan treasures on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
City accepting applications for vacated D5 council seat City accepting applications for vacated D5 council seat
The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the position of Councilmember District 5 (Palm) due to the selection of the incumbent, Skip Hall, as Mayor at the November 20th City Council Meeting.
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
City oil disposal locations are available through January 8, 2019 for those needing to dispose large amounts of cooking oil.
Bullard Ave traffic switch planned for 11/28, signals active week of Dec 3 Bullard Ave traffic switch planned for 11/28, signals active week of Dec 3
North and southbound traffic will be moved to lanes adjacent to the medians so crews can work on adjustments.
Skip Hall selected as City of Surprise Mayor Skip Hall selected as City of Surprise Mayor
The Surprise City Council selected Skip Hall to serve as the city’s next mayor.
Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses
Residents can come out and meet the firefighters, check out the living quarters, see the fire trucks and more!
City hosts free Tax Review class City hosts free Tax Review class
Class will touch on various aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed at the end of 2017.
Tracy Montgomery named city’s first Emergency Operations Manager Tracy Montgomery named city’s first Emergency Operations Manager
In her new role, Montgomery's focus will center around aspects of safety and security, emergency management, preparedness and planning, and organizational resiliency.
Surprise Spring Training tickets on sale tomorrow Surprise Spring Training tickets on sale tomorrow
Get your tickets online or over the phone beginning Saturday, November 17 at 8 a.m. (MST).
Support local businesses and #ShopSmall on Nov 24 Support local businesses and #ShopSmall on Nov 24
And don't forget to opt-in to the ShopSurprise text campaign by texting 'ShopSurprise' to 69000!
City offices closed Nov. 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Nov. 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving; trash / recycling schedule change
Trash and recycling collection normally scheduled for Thursday, November 22 will occur on Friday, November 23.
AZ TechCelerator’s Global Concierge program wins at Best of the West AZ TechCelerator’s Global Concierge program wins at Best of the West
City of Surprise honored at Westmarc’s annual awards ceremony on November, 15, 2018.
Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Annuities Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, Annuities
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Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; left lane closures scheduled for November 19 Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; left lane closures scheduled for November 19
Get the latest information on the Bullard Avenue Improvement Project.
Surprise RideChoice public meeting Nov. 28 in advance of full program transition  Surprise RideChoice public meeting Nov. 28 in advance of full program transition
Join Valley Metro at the Surprise Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about the new program.
Veterans Day Parade Entry Winners Announced Veterans Day Parade Entry Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone who came out to honor our service men and women, and an even bigger thank you to all of our veterans.
My Surprise community engagement app now available in Apple Store, Google Play My Surprise community engagement app now available in Apple Store, Google Play
Download My Surprise today!
Santa’s Workshop offers extended hours this year Santa’s Workshop offers extended hours this year
This is a free event where kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy milk and cookies!
Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival at Surprise Stadium Nov. 18 Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival at Surprise Stadium Nov. 18
Come enjoy delicious food and live music by Flashback from 4-8 p.m.!
Oracle ITA National Fall Tennis Championship finals this weekend in Surprise; watch live or on ESPN Oracle ITA National Fall Tennis Championship finals this weekend in Surprise; watch live or on ESPN
Admission is free! ESPN to air men’s and women’s singles finals LIVE on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.
Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help
Help families this tax season by volunteering to be a tax preparer, greeter, tax return closer or interpreter.
Celebrate with us at the 17th Annual Surprise Party Celebrate with us at the 17th Annual Surprise Party
Experience holiday fun Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Surprise Recreation Campus!
Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; traffic signal work at Acoma Nov 12 & 13 Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; traffic signal work at Acoma Nov 12 & 13
Surprise police officers will assist with traffic control while crews work to stand the signal poles at the Bullard & Acoma intersection.
Royals, Rangers announce 2019 Spring Training Game Times; Tickets On Sale Nov 17 Royals, Rangers announce 2019 Spring Training Game Times; Tickets On Sale Nov 17
The 2019 schedule features a majority of games beginning at 1:05 p.m. The schedule also highlights five night games including Fireworks Night – presented by Jimmy John’s!
City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day; trash / recycling schedule change City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day; trash / recycling schedule change
Join us for a parade honoring our veterans on Monday, Nov. 12.
Mayor Wolcott announces plans to resign; succession process set per code Mayor Wolcott announces plans to resign; succession process set per code
City of Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott announced her intention to resign at Tuesday’s Regular Council Meeting.
City proposes utility rate adjustment for solid waste services; no increase for water, wastewater City proposes utility rate adjustment for solid waste services; no increase for water, wastewater
If the proposed solid waste rate is approved by Council in February, the rate would be effective July 1, 2019.
County releases D1 city election results County releases D1 city election results
District 1 city election unofficial results.
Shop at Surprise Super Swap Meet on November 10 Shop at Surprise Super Swap Meet on November 10
More than 60 vendors will have new and used treasures on display!
Council appoints Michael Frazier as new City Manager Council appoints Michael Frazier as new City Manager
The Surprise City Council unanimously voted to appoint Michael Frazier as the Surprise City Manager at their Regular Meeting on November 6.
Surprise Stadium to host 13th Annual Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game Nov. 3 Surprise Stadium to host 13th Annual Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game Nov. 3
This dual in the desert will showcase the best performers from the AFL East - Mesa Solar Sox, Salt River Rafters and Scottsdale Scorpions against the best of the AFL West – Glendale Desert Dogs, Peoria Javelinas and our own Surprise Saguaros!
DevelopNEXT: Drafts of Land Development Ordinances Chapters 101-103 Now Online DevelopNEXT: Drafts of Land Development Ordinances Chapters 101-103 Now Online
Review the drafts and provide comments!
Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; signal poles installed at Acoma Nov 8 & 9 Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update; signal poles installed at Acoma Nov 8 & 9
Surprise police will assist with traffic control while crews post new signal poles at Bullard and Acoma.
Task Force Votes on ways to honor combat-wounded veteran Brian Mancini Task Force Votes on ways to honor combat-wounded veteran Brian Mancini
The City's Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force will present two recommendations for ways in which to honor the late Brian Mancini, to the City Council at their December 4th Work Session.
Oracle ITA National Fall Tennis Tournament Championships & community events set for Surprise Tennis Oracle ITA National Fall Tennis Tournament Championships & community events set for Surprise Tennis
The nation’s top singles and doubles players will gather in Surprise. Plus, sign up for a doubles tournament for a chance to win a cash prize!
City of Surprise recognized for exemplary event production and promotion City of Surprise recognized for exemplary event production and promotion
The city earned several awards at the 24th Annual APS Arizona Talent in Events Concepts Awards Competition.
Winter youth sports registration is now open! Winter youth sports registration is now open!
Choose from youth basketball or kickball leagues and a variety of winter break sports camps.
Mark Coronado Park closed for overseeding Nov. 5-30 Mark Coronado Park closed for overseeding Nov. 5-30
Programs that currently use Mark Coronado Park will be scheduled at alternate locations during this time.
SeaCa Packaging Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Surprise During Arizona Manufacturers Mo SeaCa Packaging Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Surprise During Arizona Manufacturers Mo
The company will bring 65 phase one jobs and an anticipated $17M capital investment.
City of Surprise hosts 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast Nov.12 City of Surprise hosts 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast Nov.12
Plus, catch the Police vs. Fire-Medical charity softball game after the parade!
Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning Free Financial Fitness Classes: Medicare, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning
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Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update Bullard Ave Improvement Project weekly update
Get the latest information on the multi-modal Bullard Ave Improvement Project.
Arizona Fall League to host free youth “PLAY BALL” clinic Nov. 3 Arizona Fall League to host free youth “PLAY BALL” clinic Nov. 3
This clinic is open to youths, ages 5-13, at all skill levels; space is limited, register today!
City’s annual Pavement Preservation Program kicks off City’s annual Pavement Preservation Program kicks off
The focus of the first phase is low-to-moderate-capacity collector roads.
Traffic signal upgrades scheduled for Greenway & Reems intersection, Oct 23-25 Traffic signal upgrades scheduled for Greenway & Reems intersection, Oct 23-25
The signal will be completely disabled on Wednesday, October 24; commuters are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Surprise Council to take action on naming Michael Frazier as City Manager Surprise Council to take action on naming Michael Frazier as City Manager
The Surprise City Council will consider an employment contract to name Michael Frazier as the Surprise City Manager at their Regular Meeting on November 6.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; weekend work continues through the month of October Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; weekend work continues through the month of October
Read the latest construction update to learn what's happening on the Bullard Ave project.
City, OUAZ partner on shared-use facility agreement City, OUAZ partner on shared-use facility agreement
Surprise, City Council approved a new shared-use facility agreement with the school that supports the city's Strategic Plan and the Parks & Recreation Master Plan to expand facilities to meet community needs.
Driving Wise in Surprise now includes hands-free mobile communications Driving Wise in Surprise now includes hands-free mobile communications
The distracted driving ordinance went into effect September 6, 2018; read about it now!
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; overnight work to stripe crosswalks scheduled for Oct 17 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; overnight work to stripe crosswalks scheduled for Oct 17
Crews will be onsite at 12 a.m. to temporarily stripe crosswalks at Sweetwater Ave and Acoma Dr.
Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service Surprise seeking sponsors, volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service
If your business or organization would like to help sponsor the event, there are several opportunities!
Students take on 6th Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge Students take on 6th Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge
Approximately 2,500 fourth – sixth grade students are participating in this year's challenge!
Tickets on sale for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic with 2018 National Champs Oregon State Tickets on sale for Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic with 2018 National Champs Oregon State
Catch the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic February 15-24, featuring the Oregon State Beavers, New Mexico Lobos, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Minnesota Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers!
Arizona Fall League brings Major League Baseball’s top prospects to Surprise Stadium Arizona Fall League brings Major League Baseball’s top prospects to Surprise Stadium
The Surprise Saguaros begin their season Tuesday, October 9!
Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Prizes include ribbons and a gift card valued at $100 for first place and $50 for second place!
Texas Rangers host Sun Devil Baseball this Saturday at Surprise Stadium  Texas Rangers host Sun Devil Baseball this Saturday at Surprise Stadium
Game starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free!
Software upgrade temporarily limits cashier/call center services Oct. 12 Software upgrade temporarily limits cashier/call center services Oct. 12
On Friday, October 12, 2018 the City Cashier Office, at City Hall, will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. due to a scheduled software upgrade.
Draft of Planning & Engineering Design Standards online as part of DevelopNext; revised timeline Draft of Planning & Engineering Design Standards online as part of DevelopNext; revised timeline
Give your feedback on this draft document that will eventually guide the city's design standards and development expectations.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; traffic pattern change rescheduled to Oct 10 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; traffic pattern change rescheduled to Oct 10
The traffic pattern reconfiguration, Bullard Ave to Cholla St, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 10.
Theatre, Poetry, Art & more! Details on October Arts Events in Surprise Theatre, Poetry, Art & more! Details on October Arts Events in Surprise
There are fun events for all ages!
Council approves first Master License Agreement to support future wireless services Council approves first Master License Agreement to support future wireless services
In an effort to support the future of wireless services within Surprise, the City Council approved a Master License Agreement with AT&T Wireless at their Regular Meeting Tuesday night.
City of Surprise Receives International Economic Development Award for Retail Survey City of Surprise Receives International Economic Development Award for Retail Survey
The survey was recognized by the International Economic Development Council in the Business Retention and Expansion category.
Grand Canyon Field Trip for Teens Oct. 13 Grand Canyon Field Trip for Teens Oct. 13
This fun-filled day will include shuttling to different canyon overlooks, visiting the Grand Canyon Village and trading post, hiking and group activities.
Election 2018 Information; Voter Registration Closes Oct. 9 Election 2018 Information; Voter Registration Closes Oct. 9
The General Election is Tuesday, November 6.
Update on Flooded Roads, Sandbag Locations Update on Flooded Roads, Sandbag Locations
Remember that it is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. When you come to a flooded area, please “Turn Around Don’t Drown.”
Surprise City Hall goes purple for domestic violence awareness Surprise City Hall goes purple for domestic violence awareness
Learn how you can join the city and state in raising awareness about domestic violence.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; new traffic pattern in place Oct 4 Bullard Ave Improvement Project update; new traffic pattern in place Oct 4
Work to switch traffic to the lanes west of the medians begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.
New date for Task Force meeting to honor veteran Brian Mancini New date for Task Force meeting to honor veteran Brian Mancini
The next meeting of the City's Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force has been rescheduled to October 30 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall.
City partners to offer entrepreneurship training program for veterans & their spouses City partners to offer entrepreneurship training program for veterans & their spouses
Space is limited to the first 40 registrants; reserve your seat for the October program.
District 1 City Council Election Update District 1 City Council Election Update
After extensive legal review, including consultation and obtaining the legal opinion of outside counsel, the City Attorney’s office has issued a statement regarding the election.
Community Outreach Program Funding Awarded Community Outreach Program Funding Awarded
The program assists non-profit organizations in providing programs and events that benefit Surprise residents.
Surprise Fiesta Grande Celebration October 13! Surprise Fiesta Grande Celebration October 13!
Join us for a classic car show, flavorful food trucks, festive beverages, kids play zone, piñata plaza and more!
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.