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US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 29.
Fall Cleanup Event Sept. 10, free for Surprise residents Fall Cleanup Event Sept. 10, free for Surprise residents
Drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge!
Help Improve the Future of Transportation Help Improve the Future of Transportation
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by finding out how you travel.
Surprise Civic Center hosts two arts events Sept. 8 Surprise Civic Center hosts two arts events Sept. 8
Experience a showcase of fine art photography at Surprise City Hall, followed by an art exhibition at Arts HQ.
Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for fall special interest classes
Classes are available for ages 2 through adult and will be held at various locations throughout Surprise.
August 30 Primary Election results on web, TV August 30 Primary Election results on web, TV
City primary election results will be posted to https://www.surpriseaz.gov/ and featured on Surprise TV, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 30.
Primary Election: Friday marks final day to vote early at Surprise City Hall Primary Election: Friday marks final day to vote early at Surprise City Hall
Police join with several community partners to host a drug symposium in Surprise Police join with several community partners to host a drug symposium in Surprise
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6-9 pm, the Surprise Police are partnering with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Drug Free AZ Kids, and the Christ Church of the Valley (CCV) to host a community drug awareness symposium, “The 2016 Drug Symposium”.
Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Choose from basketball, kickball, flag football and volleyball!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 22.
Free marketing workshop for businesses Sept. 8 Free marketing workshop for businesses Sept. 8
Reserve your spot, and get tips and tactics for promoting your business!
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Palm trees will be trimmed and pruned August 22-31 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration
The Good Dinosaur will be playing poolside on August 19!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 15.
Tot Time combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5 Tot Time combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5
Program activities include circle time, arts and crafts, gym time, field trips and more!
Sewer spill closes WB Peoria (136th Ave – Litchfield Rd) Sewer spill closes WB Peoria (136th Ave – Litchfield Rd)
A mechanical failure to the pump-around system on a construction project at the city’s south plant resulted in the spill. The pumping equipment is now operating properly, but crews remain on site for clean-up.
Poetry Slam event Oct. 7 in Surprise Poetry Slam event Oct. 7 in Surprise
It's open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling!
Police, and CALEA assessment team, hold public meeting in Surprise Police, and CALEA assessment team, hold public meeting in Surprise
As a part of the CALEA on-site assessment process, agency personnel and members of the community were invited to offer comments at a public information session.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
City of Surprise accepting applications for Associate Judge City of Surprise accepting applications for Associate Judge
The final filing date for this position is Friday, September 9, 2016 by noon.
Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande Vendor space, promotional booths available for Surprise Fiesta Grande
Surprise Fiesta Grande will be held Saturday, October 15 from 3-9 p.m.
Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel
Technology upgrades at Cox Communications and Centurylink have or will move the city’s cable channel position.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 8.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex opens registration for fall youth programs Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex opens registration for fall youth programs
A structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis!
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade
There is no fee to participate. Entry forms are due by October 28.
Neighborhood Grant Program application now available Neighborhood Grant Program application now available
Interested communities should deliver the complete Neighborhood Grant Program application to City Hall by 5 p.m. on October 5, 2016.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of August 1.
Coming soon: New opt-in number for ShopSurprise daily deals Coming soon: New opt-in number for ShopSurprise daily deals
Beginning as early as this week, you will notice some important changes coming to better enhance the ShopSurprise digital marketing campaign!
Back to school is a busy time for Bullard Avenue Back to school is a busy time for Bullard Avenue
Next week is back to school time for many charter and public school students in Surprise! The City of Surprise Police and Public Works Departments offer safety information.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 25.
A message from Police Chief Young A message from Police Chief Young
“We are Your Police.”
Cactus Rd closed Litchfield to Solar Canyon 7/25-8/2 for widening Cactus Rd closed Litchfield to Solar Canyon 7/25-8/2 for widening
Detour signs will be placed at Litchfield and Dysart Roads directing traffic north to Waddell Road and south to Peoria Avenue.
Surprise Farms Park named “Project of the Year” by national public works magazine Surprise Farms Park named “Project of the Year” by national public works magazine
A skate park , splash pad and basketball courts are just some of the amenities in this award -winning community park!
City hosts photo contest for water conservation calendar City hosts photo contest for water conservation calendar
Surprise is seeking photos that capture the beauty, history, character or activity of water within the city for use in a 2017 water calendar.
Four-way stops added at Cotton Ln & Cactus Rd, Verde Vista Dr & Waddell Rd in Surprise Four-way stops added at Cotton Ln & Cactus Rd, Verde Vista Dr & Waddell Rd in Surprise
Traffic management signs, flashers and flags will be posted in the project areas to inform drivers of the new changes.
Career Fair, Employment Workshop coming to Surprise in August Career Fair, Employment Workshop coming to Surprise in August
Get tips on resume building, interviewing, social media networking and more at the workshop and then meet with more than a dozen employers at the career fair!
City of Surprise 10u State Champions – Surprise Royals advance to 2016 Pacific Southwest Regionals City of Surprise 10u State Champions – Surprise Royals advance to 2016 Pacific Southwest Regionals
The city's Cal Ripken Surprise Royals youth 10u minor league baseball team is competing for the Pacific Southwest Regional title this week.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 18.
City accepting applications for new Beehive Coworking Space City accepting applications for new Beehive Coworking Space
Businesses can access meeting rooms, copiers, Wi-Fi and other fundamental business amenities. Limited spaces available!
City of Surprise builds home for family through grant program City of Surprise builds home for family through grant program
Home was built through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, one of several neighborhood grants and housing programs offered by the city.
Important dates & information related to the 2016 Primary Election Important dates & information related to the 2016 Primary Election
Voter registration for the primary closes Monday, August 1, so be sure to register soon!
Surprise Citizens Patrol to host upcoming recruitment and informational meeting Surprise Citizens Patrol to host upcoming recruitment and informational meeting
The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens Patrol and opportunities the program offers
Join us for Dive in Movie Night featuring The Good Dinosaur Join us for Dive in Movie Night featuring The Good Dinosaur
Get your tickets, and watch a movie under the stars on Saturday, July 30!
A food donation can help erase hunger & your library fines A food donation can help erase hunger & your library fines
The City of Surprise is partnering with Maricopa County Library District for its 2016 Food for Fines Week, July 15-23.
Veterans can connect with employers at Veteran Job Club meeting Thursday Veterans can connect with employers at Veteran Job Club meeting Thursday
Meeting is July 14, 6-7:30 p.m.,in the Surprise Resource Center located at 12425 W. Bell Rd, Suite #124.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 11.
Monsoon storms bring dirt & debris; know the rules on draining, backwashing your pool Monsoon storms bring dirt & debris; know the rules on draining, backwashing your pool
Get a step-by-step guide on how to drain a pool or spa, tips for knowing when to drain, and a guide to washing pool and spa filters!
Girder placement resumes at Bell Road overpass in Surprise Girder placement resumes at Bell Road overpass in Surprise
Work to install girders for a Bell Road overpass at Grand Avenue (US 60) resumed.
Registration opens for City of Surprise fall youth sports leagues Registration opens for City of Surprise fall youth sports leagues
Registration begins July 5 for recreational soccer and flag football, competitive soccer and a new basketball skills class!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of July 1.
Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments Public input welcome on proposed building code amendments
City Council is expected to review the amendments for possible action in September.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride expands service, changes rates Surprise Dial-A-Ride expands service, changes rates
Rides available 365 days a year!
City of Surprise 2015 Water Quality Report Available Online City of Surprise 2015 Water Quality Report Available Online
View the report online or request a paper report be sent to your home.
Public Notice for how to submit arguments for/against Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election Public Notice for how to submit arguments for/against Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election
The City of Surprise is seeking for/against arguments for Nov. 2016 General Obligation Bond Election.
New partnership aims to meet needs of homeless youth in Surprise New partnership aims to meet needs of homeless youth in Surprise
A Mobile Youth Resource Center, with bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, internet access and more, is coming to Surprise.
City of Surprise 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now! City of Surprise 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now!
Celebrate with swimming, crafts, music, games, raffle prizes & a poolside view of the city's fireworks show!
City opens application process for Community Outreach Program City opens application process for Community Outreach Program
A City Council-led initiative to assist community organizations in providing programs and events that benefit City of Surprise residents is now accepting applications.
City offers Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturdays, 3-on-3 tournament in July City offers Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturdays, 3-on-3 tournament in July
Come out and enjoy some friendly competition!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of June 27.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
The use of consumer fireworks is permitted from June 24 – July 6 and December 24 – January 3, only.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims Drowning Impact Awareness Season Mayor Wolcott proclaims Drowning Impact Awareness Season
Stay vigilant around water and take advantage of city's free CPR training, swim lesson assessments and more.
You Decide- $63 million bond to fund public safety, streets & rec projects makes Nov ballot You Decide- $63 million bond to fund public safety, streets & rec projects makes Nov ballot
City Council approved sending a $63 million General Obligation Bond initiative to the voters in November 2016, at their Regular Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016.
Council oks FY17 budget; funds new public safety jobs, street maintenance Council oks FY17 budget; funds new public safety jobs, street maintenance
The Surprise City Council approved a $271.9 million Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, at a Special Meeting on June 21, 2016.
Surprise sends surplus equipment to auction Surprise sends surplus equipment to auction
Equipment will be auctioned July 9 and July 23 at Sierra Auction.
City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Join us for baseball, live music, giveaways & fireworks!
Youth entrepreneurs awarded seed money to launch smoothie business Youth entrepreneurs awarded seed money to launch smoothie business
Students from Arizona Charter Academy were awarded $2,000 in seed money after competing in the 3rd Annual Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
City hosts school supply drive City hosts school supply drive
Donate supplies to benefit K-8th graders in the Dysart and Nadaburg school districts! Drive runs June 20 - July 28.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of June 20.
Surprise Fire-Medical gives helpful hints to prepare for upcoming heat wave Surprise Fire-Medical gives helpful hints to prepare for upcoming heat wave
Know the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and seek emergency medical assistance if you or someone you know exhibits signs of heat stroke or exhaustion.
Surprise joins Luke AFB, other communities in partnership program Surprise joins Luke AFB, other communities in partnership program
Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott joined Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and other West Valley community leaders at a signature-signing event today to establish the Air Force Community Partnership Program at Luke Air Force Base.
Overnight traffic restrictions at Bell & Dysart intersection tonight, 9 p.m. Overnight traffic restrictions at Bell & Dysart intersection tonight, 9 p.m.
Work to repair a water leak near the intersection is expected to be completed tomorrow at 5 a.m.
Turning restrictions at Greenway & Litchfield June 24-27 Turning restrictions at Greenway & Litchfield June 24-27
The left hand turning movements from Greenway Rd to north and southbound Litchfield Rd will be prohibited June 24 at 9 p.m. - June 27 at 5 a.m.
City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2016 City offers tips to stay safe during Monsoon 2016
Know where to find sand and bag locations, what to do during monsoon 2016 weather events and more!
“Come to Dive-in Movie Night, you will” “Come to Dive-in Movie Night, you will”
Don't miss the dive-in movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, at the Surprise Aquatics Center on June 18; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration City of Surprise 33rd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Two construction workers injured at the Grand Bell Interchange Project Two construction workers injured at the Grand Bell Interchange Project
The police are currently on-scene working with the Arizona Department of Transportation personnel to determine the cause of the incident.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association award Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association award
The department received the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day
Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase
THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OF $588,173 OR 8.7%.
Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Businesses around the project are open during construction so please continue to ShopSurprise!
Council to consider proposed bond; public comments, survey results available online Council to consider proposed bond; public comments, survey results available online
City Council to discuss proposed projects and potential ballot language at their June 7 meeting.
Public meetings in June for proposed Surprise Heritage District Public meetings in June for proposed Surprise Heritage District
The Surprise Heritage District would implement a new zoning district in the city's Original Town Site.
Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles
As temperatures rise, Surprise Police are reminding residents of the deadly dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars through their “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.
2016 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in! 2016 Surprise Retail Survey Results are in!
Find out which restaurants and retailers the community chose as their local favorites!
Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy Registration opens for Surprise HOA Academy
Academy offers expert information for HOA residents, board members and managers.
Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln – 175th Ave, to close for improvement work Cactus Rd, Cotton Ln – 175th Ave, to close for improvement work
A two month project to pave a dirt section of Cactus Road will begin May 31.
Wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day to be held Saturday Wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day to be held Saturday
The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. at the WWII Memorial located by the Northwest Regional Library.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 30.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 28 Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool Open May 28
The City of Surprise pools will open on Saturday, May 28 for summer open swim.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
Children ages 6 and under can enjoy music, games, prizes, crafts and pool play!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 23.
Statement From Mayor Sharon Wolcott Re: Citizen Comments Made At May 4 Council Meeting Statement From Mayor Sharon Wolcott Re: Citizen Comments Made At May 4 Council Meeting
Surprise, Maricopa County partner to launch program aimed at giving working families a helping hand Surprise, Maricopa County partner to launch program aimed at giving working families a helping hand
Income eligible parents in Surprise and El Mirage will soon have access to a pilot program called Strengthening Working Families, which combines opportunities for workforce development training, childcare support and rental and utility assistance.
City receives four safety awards at AZ Water Association Annual Conference City receives four safety awards at AZ Water Association Annual Conference
The city's water and wastewater utility teams were recognized for their dedication to safety.
Surprise Forward Meeting Schedule Change: May 23 meeting moved to May 18 Surprise Forward Meeting Schedule Change: May 23 meeting moved to May 18
The meeting previously scheduled for Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Villanueva Recreation Center will now be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock Street.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 16.
City accepting applications for down payment assistance & major housing rehab funds City accepting applications for down payment assistance & major housing rehab funds
Income-qualified applicants may be eligible to receive down payment and closing cost assistance on a foreclosed home or funds for major home rehab projects such as those affecting health and safety.
Vote for your favorite local business in the 2016 Retail Survey Vote for your favorite local business in the 2016 Retail Survey
Help your favorite restaurant or retailer earn a spot as a Top 10 Local Favorite for 2016!
Registration is open for dance, tumbling and pom classes Registration is open for dance, tumbling and pom classes
Classes available for ages 2 and up.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update, weekend travel advisory US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update, weekend travel advisory
Get the latest information on the Grand Ave/Bell Road project activities and travel advisories.
Council oks city center litigation settlement Council oks city center litigation settlement
In a May 5 Special Meeting, the Surprise City Council unanimously approved a settlement to end litigation between the city and Surprise Center Development Company, which owns most of the land around the Civic Center Campus at Litchfield and Bell Roads.
Council cuts plan for food tax to pay for new FY17 public safety positions; sets new funding option Council cuts plan for food tax to pay for new FY17 public safety positions; sets new funding option
The Surprise City Council has opted for a new funding mechanism that would allow the city to add 22 full-time public safety personnel in Fiscal Year 2017, without creating a food tax.
May Financial Classes Cancelled May Financial Classes Cancelled
Cancellation affects “Straightforward Facts of Annuities” and “IRAs, Annuities and Other Sources of Retirement Income.”
Join us for Surprise Safety Day on Saturday, May 7 Join us for Surprise Safety Day on Saturday, May 7
Event will feature public safety exhibits, water safety demonstrations, free swim lesson assessments and more!
Free Class: IRAs, Annuities & Other Sources of Retirement Income Free Class: IRAs, Annuities & Other Sources of Retirement Income
Register today!
City of Surprise hosts AIA Division III HIgh School Baseball State Championship City of Surprise hosts AIA Division III HIgh School Baseball State Championship
Watch Division III high school teams compete for the top spot.
City of Surprise Youth Sports takes center court this summer with strong lineup of programs City of Surprise Youth Sports takes center court this summer with strong lineup of programs
Registration is open for the youth basketball league and a variety of summer sports camps.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of May 2.
Surprise Forward meetings in May; gather input on possible bond Surprise Forward meetings in May; gather input on possible bond
City of Surprise explores options for funding capital improvements, the public is invited to attend a presentation and discussion on a proposed $60 million 2016 General Obligation (GO) Bond.
City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage Friday, April 29 City of Surprise Talent Show takes center stage Friday, April 29
Come and enjoy a night of entertainment!
Surprise Police investigation results in numerous fraud/theft charges against former city employee Surprise Police investigation results in numerous fraud/theft charges against former city employee
Estella Sanchez is accused of stealing city funds over a seven-year period.
Jomax Road, 133rd-147th Ave, to close for improvements Jomax Road, 133rd-147th Ave, to close for improvements
The project will pave one lane in each direction.
New resources for job seekers in Surprise; city partners with ARIZONA@WORK, starts Veteran Job Club New resources for job seekers in Surprise; city partners with ARIZONA@WORK, starts Veteran Job Club
Both programs offer no-cost services.
Council moves next meeting to May 4 Council moves next meeting to May 4
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Register today!
Southwest Gas outage in Surprise; 158 customers affected Southwest Gas outage in Surprise; 158 customers affected
The area is safe and service has been suspended in the area of N 145th Ave and Parkview Place while the company works to repair the cause of the outage.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 25.
Civic Center Drive closed April 26 - May 10 Civic Center Drive closed April 26 - May 10
Closure is between Greenway Road & Tierra Buena Lane.
Surprise Senior Center to Host a Seniors Prom April 29 Surprise Senior Center to Host a Seniors Prom April 29
“Share the Memories” Seniors Prom will feature music, entertainment, karaoke, a catered lunch and the crowning of a prom king and queen!
Register for the “SCHOOL’S OUT! 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament” Register for the “SCHOOL’S OUT! 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament”
Register your team in one of three age divisions, and hit the court May 13 & 14!
Join a City of Surprise Swim and Dive Team Join a City of Surprise Swim and Dive Team
Be part of our recreational Swim and Dive Team program for youth ages 5 to 17!
FY2017 City Manager Recommended Budget focuses on public safety, transportation and infrastructure FY2017 City Manager Recommended Budget focuses on public safety, transportation and infrastructure
City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented City Council a $298.6 million Fiscal Year 2017 Recommended Budget April 19, 2016.
Public meetings scheduled for proposed Surprise Heritage District Public meetings scheduled for proposed Surprise Heritage District
Proposed zoning changes are intended to further implement the existing revitalization plan for the city's Original Town Site.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 18.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium April 23 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium April 23
Stretch out on the stadium grass and catch "Minions" (Rated PG).
Surprise Super Swap Meet is Saturday Surprise Super Swap Meet is Saturday
More than 70 vendors will be selling new and used goods!
Poetry Slam event May 6 in Surprise Poetry Slam event May 6 in Surprise
WHAM is hosting an open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling!
Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
Leagues include basketball, kickball, flag football and volleyball.
National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds motorists, “Don’t be THAT driver!” National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds motorists, “Don’t be THAT driver!”
Be alert and avoid distractions that could lead to accidents when driving through work zones.
Power outage on Bell Rd impacting some traffic signals, area businesses Power outage on Bell Rd impacting some traffic signals, area businesses
Power provider Arizona Public Service (APS) has reported a power outage along Bell Road that is impacting some traffic signals, homes and area businesses.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Register today!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 11.
Utility Payment Assistance Event for Surprise and El Mirage Residents April 23 Utility Payment Assistance Event for Surprise and El Mirage Residents April 23
Southwest Gas and APS customers who qualify are encouraged to attend!
Follow the FY2017 budget process online Follow the FY2017 budget process online
All presentations related to the City of Surprise FY2017 budget building process are available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/budget.
Free Class: IRAs, Annuities, and Other Sources of Retirement Income Free Class: IRAs, Annuities, and Other Sources of Retirement Income
Register today!
ShopSurprise offers daily deals, discounts for shoppers ShopSurprise offers daily deals, discounts for shoppers
Have daily deals sent directly to your phone by texting 'ShopSurprise' to 40518.
Surprise Youth Council launches awareness campaign - “Be Yourself. Find Your Crowd. Get Along.” Surprise Youth Council launches awareness campaign - “Be Yourself. Find Your Crowd. Get Along.”
The campaign features posters, a video and on-campus activities at local high schools!
Traffic Alert: Greenway Rd closed in all directions from Litchfield to West Point Pkwy Traffic Alert: Greenway Rd closed in all directions from Litchfield to West Point Pkwy
Due to a fatal accident Bell drivers should head south to Waddell for E-W detour for the next several hours.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of April 4
ADOT to open new ramps linking Loop 303, Grand Avenue (US 60) this weekend ADOT to open new ramps linking Loop 303, Grand Avenue (US 60) this weekend
Ramp reconfiguration this weekend will restrict traffic from accessing the Grand Ave exit from southbound Loop 303.
Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments in April; Find your best route to the matches Surprise hosting several tennis tournaments in April; Find your best route to the matches
USTA and NCAA tournaments are being played at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex.
Job fair, job seeker workshop coming to Surprise in April Job fair, job seeker workshop coming to Surprise in April
Get job search tips & meet with more than a dozen employers from a variety of industries!
Police and community partners host 2016 Spring Bicycle Rodeo Police and community partners host 2016 Spring Bicycle Rodeo
The rodeo is on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the CCV Church, 14787 West Cholla Street, from 8 am to noon.
Register for the HOA Summit & connect with your city leaders Register for the HOA Summit & connect with your city leaders
Join us April 6 at 5:30 p.m.!
Free class on using mediation as a tool for resolving conflict Free class on using mediation as a tool for resolving conflict
Register today!
Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 16; Vendor spaces still available Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 16; Vendor spaces still available
Swap meet will be held 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot.
Grab your glove! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise Grab your glove! MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Surprise
Boys and girls, ages 7-14, are invited to compete!
Registration open for variety of summer youth volleyball programs; volunteer opportunities availabl Registration open for variety of summer youth volleyball programs; volunteer opportunities availabl
Leagues, camps and classes available!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Learn how to grow and care for desert plants, as well as roses and ornamentals!
Application deadline approaching for City’s summer job program for teens Application deadline approaching for City’s summer job program for teens
Applications are due March 31!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road project update & closure schedule, Mar 31 – April 5 US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road project update & closure schedule, Mar 31 – April 5
Get the latest information and know what to expect the first 5 days of the 6-8 month Bell Rd full closure.
Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26 Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26
Explore the science that goes into fighting a fire, the forensics behind solving crimes; and the dirty details on treating wastewater!
City of El Mirage to close Dysart & Thunderbird roads intersection for roadwork, Mar 26-27 City of El Mirage to close Dysart & Thunderbird roads intersection for roadwork, Mar 26-27
The closure will be from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 26 to 6 a.m. Sunday, March 27.
Surprise Spring “Egg-stravaganza” happening March 26 Surprise Spring “Egg-stravaganza” happening March 26
Egg hunts, face painters, vendor village, interactive kids zone and more!
Police hold Citizen Safety Forum Police hold Citizen Safety Forum
The Surprise Police Department, in partnership with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, will be hosting a Citizen Safety Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Open for business! City map highlights Bell-Grand business access during Bell Rd closure Open for business! City map highlights Bell-Grand business access during Bell Rd closure
See the business entry points so you know how to Shop Surprise during the 6-8 Bell Rd closure that begins at 10 p.m. on April 1.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Take the confusion out of annuities and find out if they are right for you!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of March 21.
Surprise Hosts Teen Sand Volleyball Tournament April 9 Surprise Hosts Teen Sand Volleyball Tournament April 9
Register today!
Overnight traffic signal work scheduled tonight in Surprise Overnight traffic signal work scheduled tonight in Surprise
Expect lane restrictions at the Grand Ave and Bell Grande Drive intersection beginning at 10 p.m. tonight.
Bell & Grand Temporary Signage Policy offers new options for businesses in Bell-Grand project area Bell & Grand Temporary Signage Policy offers new options for businesses in Bell-Grand project area
The revised policy is part of the city's Bridge Buddy outreach program that is working with businesses near the project construction area.
Winners of 3rd Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge announced Winners of 3rd Annual Surprise Literacy Challenge announced
There were 124 participating classrooms from across Surprise!
Council moves forward on adopting utility to enhance city stormwater operations Council moves forward on adopting utility to enhance city stormwater operations
If approved, single residential homes could see a $2.00 line item added to monthly water/wastewater bills.
Follow the FY2017 budget process – new presentations available online! Follow the FY2017 budget process – new presentations available online!
Watch presentations related to the operating budget and capital improvement project funding.
Free Class: Planning for Long-Term Care Free Class: Planning for Long-Term Care
Register today!
Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 14-20 Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 14-20
Get tips on checking for and fixing household water leaks!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Read about next week's construction activities and traffic restrictions in the latest ADOT Bell Road & Grand Avenue project update.
Loop 303 bridge work to close stretch of US 60 from March 18-20 Loop 303 bridge work to close stretch of US 60 from March 18-20
Grand Ave will be closed in both directions between the Loop 303 and RH Johnson Blvd/Sunrise Blvd from 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
Surprise Police Explorers host a “Tip-A-Cop” event at local restaurant Surprise Police Explorers host a “Tip-A-Cop” event at local restaurant
Support Surprise PD with their fund raising efforts during this “Tip-a-Cop” event.
Supreme Court of AZ hears two cases in Surprise; public invited to attend Supreme Court of AZ hears two cases in Surprise; public invited to attend
The oral arguments will be held at Valley Vista High School’s Performing Arts Center on March 29!
Information about the Presidential Preference Election Information about the Presidential Preference Election
Get details on early and election day voting, including local polling locations.
Connect with your city leaders at the April HOA Summit Connect with your city leaders at the April HOA Summit
Summit will be held April 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Register today!
Surprise announces surplus auction Mar. 26 Surprise announces surplus auction Mar. 26
Auction will be held at Sierra Auction in Phoenix.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Register today!
Spring swim lesson schedule available Spring swim lesson schedule available
Registration begins March 14!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Check out the weekly construction activity and scheduled traffic restrictions for the week of March 7.
City launches Business Education Series for local businesses City launches Business Education Series for local businesses
The free education series launches on March 17 and is open to every businesses in Surprise.
Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26 Experience Super Science Saturday in Surprise on March 26
Learn how the city uses science every day to keep Surprise residents safe!
Follow the FY17 Budget Process Follow the FY17 Budget Process
March 1 presentations focus on public safety operations; asset maintenance/replacement including vehicles & pavement preservation.
Council oks city water billing services Council oks city water billing services
Beginning this fall, the City of Surprise will process the billing for city water, wastewater and solid waste services.
City maps the best routes to Spring Training at Surprise Stadium City maps the best routes to Spring Training at Surprise Stadium
Spring Training at Surprise Stadium begins tomorrow, March 2!
City opens summer job program for teens City opens summer job program for teens
Applications are due March 31!
Encore public art bus tour scheduled Mar. 22 Encore public art bus tour scheduled Mar. 22
Participants will meet at City Hall and board a bus to explore public art and galleries throughout the city of Surprise.
Registration underway for Spring Break Camp  Registration underway for Spring Break Camp
Camp runs March 14-18 at Countryside Recreation Center.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Traffic restrictions & schedule of onsite activities for the week of Feb. 29.
City’s annual pavement preservation work continues City’s annual pavement preservation work continues
See which areas are scheduled for preservation applications.
Free class: IRAs, annuities and other sources of retirement income Free class: IRAs, annuities and other sources of retirement income
Register today!
April 3 Pops Band concert features famous TV theme music April 3 Pops Band concert features famous TV theme music
The performance is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event
March 19, 7:30 a.m. - Noon.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Swap meet will be held Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.!
Global connections; infrastructure improvements and new jobs highlight 2016 State of the City Global connections; infrastructure improvements and new jobs highlight 2016 State of the City
Mayor Sharon Wolcott delivers the 2016 State of the City speech before a full house at the Colonnade.
Registration is open for youth dance classes Registration is open for youth dance classes
Courses are scheduled to begin in March and will run for 12 weeks.
Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city! Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!
Applications are being accepted Feb. 22 - Mar. 20.
Police continue to search for a missing resident from Surprise Police continue to search for a missing resident from Surprise
William Butler has been missing since January 28; anyone with information should call 623.222.8477.
Police arrest two men in connection to double homicide in Surprise Police arrest two men in connection to double homicide in Surprise
Surprise Police Department has apprehended two suspects in connection to the February 9 homicide
Phoenix Police locate 12 year old runaway from Surprise Phoenix Police locate 12 year old runaway from Surprise
Genesis Pizano has been reunited with her family.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 22.
Spring Household Hazardous Waste event date changed to Mar. 26 Spring Household Hazardous Waste event date changed to Mar. 26
The event will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at the Public Works Maintenance Yard, 13433 W. Foxfire Dr.;proof of Surprise residency is required.
Council votes to begin settlement process to end City Center litigation Council votes to begin settlement process to end City Center litigation
Both entities look forward to solidifying a partnership that will result in the development.
Public transportation community meeting scheduled on Mar. 9 Public transportation community meeting scheduled on Mar. 9
Learn about transportation options for Northwest Valley residents on March 9, 9-11 a.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St.
Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tennis this week Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tennis this week
Catch a game at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex through Sunday!
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Project Update
Important info about Grand Ave traffic restrictions that begin this Sunday.
Greenway Rd & Bullard Ave intersection closed Feb 26-29; detour map available Greenway Rd & Bullard Ave intersection closed Feb 26-29; detour map available
Download the detour map to find the best route to your final destination during the closure.
Watch new presentations related to the FY2017 budget building process online Watch new presentations related to the FY2017 budget building process online
Review of capital related revenue, overview of budget process & discussion of public safety operating budgets
Police investigate kidnapping incident, suspect in custody Police investigate kidnapping incident, suspect in custody
Officers take suspect into custody without incident.
Amber Alert: Police investigating kidnapping Amber Alert: Police investigating kidnapping
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Get the latest information on traffic restrictions and project activities for the week of February 15.
Surprise Park-and-Ride will temporarily relocate beginning in April Surprise Park-and-Ride will temporarily relocate beginning in April
Service will temporarily relocate to DreamCatcher Park beginning April 4.
Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses
Courses will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center in Feb. & Mar.
City breaks ground on new water industry training facility City breaks ground on new water industry training facility
Once constructed, the Surprise-Gateway Training Center will provide new learning opportunities for individuals interested in water resource management careers.
Surprise recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Surprise recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
Surprise has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
Pavement preservation work to cause temporary road closure at 175th Ave, Bell to Greenway Pavement preservation work to cause temporary road closure at 175th Ave, Bell to Greenway
Northbound closed 2/13. Southbound closed 2/15. Daytime hours.
West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open
Both individual & team registration is available.
Tickets available for 2016 Cactus League Lunch at Surprise Recreation Campus Feb. 24 Tickets available for 2016 Cactus League Lunch at Surprise Recreation Campus Feb. 24
Get exciting and exclusive insight into what's to come this season!
Litchfield Rd widening begins Feb. 15, Cactus to Desert Cove Litchfield Rd widening begins Feb. 15, Cactus to Desert Cove
Project is expected to be completed by the end of April.
Nighttime traffic restrictions to begin at Bullard near Greenway; Revised restrictions at Greenway, Nighttime traffic restrictions to begin at Bullard near Greenway; Revised restrictions at Greenway,
Restrictions begin Feb. 8.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update
Upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of February 8.
Surprise Deputy City Manager Lance elected President of AZ City/County Management Association Surprise Deputy City Manager Lance elected President of AZ City/County Management Association
Lance also recently co-founded a Women Leading Government group.
City of Surprise Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues Feb. 14 City of Surprise Second Sundays in the Park concert series continues Feb. 14
Concert will feature live variety music from Behind the Badge.
City launches Explore Surprise video series City launches Explore Surprise video series
Short, impactful videos highlighting various city topics.
Pavement preservation work continues in February Pavement preservation work continues in February
Expect street restrictions in targeted areas.
Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Repairs covered under the program include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling & accessibility.
City offers new, expanded options for youth tennis classes City offers new, expanded options for youth tennis classes
The “10 & under” classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
City launches FY17 budget discussion 2/2 City launches FY17 budget discussion 2/2
The City of Surprise FY2017 budget building process begins at the City Council’s Regular Meeting, 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 2.
Residents feel safe & love living in Surprise; seek more local jobs & transportation solutions Residents feel safe & love living in Surprise; seek more local jobs & transportation solutions
The 2015 National Citizen Survey (NCS) results are in and nearly 90% of residents rate Surprise as a great place to live and would recommend living here.
City to host Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for teens Feb. 6 City to host Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for teens Feb. 6
Registrations are currently being accepted at the Community & Recreation Services office.
Surprise Stadium to host two collegiate baseball tournaments; Tickets available now! Surprise Stadium to host two collegiate baseball tournaments; Tickets available now!
Tournaments will be held Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 25-29.
Get to know your city! Register for the 2016 Surprise City Academy Get to know your city! Register for the 2016 Surprise City Academy
The academy begins on Mar. 7 and meets weekly through Apr. 18.
City of Surprise Public Art Bus Tour Feb. 18 City of Surprise Public Art Bus Tour Feb. 18
Spend a morning discovering various art exhibits & experiences in the city!
Transportation improvement projects slated across Surprise in 2016 Transportation improvement projects slated across Surprise in 2016
Transportation projects map available for download.
Free class: Strategies for a stress-free retirement Free class: Strategies for a stress-free retirement
Register today!
Grant funding identified to add lanes, traffic signals on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria) Grant funding identified to add lanes, traffic signals on Bullard Ave (Greenway – Peoria)
City staff provides Bullard Avenue Task Force with traffic design plan.
New city website meets mobile demand, offers modern design New city website meets mobile demand, offers modern design
The City of Surprise has launched a redesigned www.surpriseaz.gov, to enhance mobile functionality, make it easier for users to connect to the information they seek.
City of Surprise offers volleyball open gym City of Surprise offers volleyball open gym
Various days, times and locations.
Mayor Wolcott delivers 2016 State of the City Address, Feb. 23 Mayor Wolcott delivers 2016 State of the City Address, Feb. 23
Join Mayor Sharon Wolcott as she highlights achievements and progress in economic development, transportation and more in moving Surprise forward during the 2016 State of the City Address.
Utility, drilling work to require additional restrictions on Bell Road as part of ADOT Project Utility, drilling work to require additional restrictions on Bell Road as part of ADOT Project
Work to relocate utilities and drilling soil samples near the Bell Road and Grand Avenue intersection will require varied daytime and nighttime restrictions on Bell Road, now through the end of February.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Class will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Road widening project set to begin on Greenway, Litchfield to Bullard Road widening project set to begin on Greenway, Litchfield to Bullard
Project will provide two lanes of travel in each direction.
ADOT: Contractor selected for project to relieve congestion at US 60 and Bell Road ADOT: Contractor selected for project to relieve congestion at US 60 and Bell Road
Working with community, ADOT moves forward with interchange in Surprise.
Bell Rd-Grand Ave nighttime restrictions continue; Public meeting to discuss upcoming construction Bell Rd-Grand Ave nighttime restrictions continue; Public meeting to discuss upcoming construction
Meeting will address construction timelines, public outreach and business engagement.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult
Robert Copeland, age 40 years, may be armed; the public is asked not to approach Mr. Copeland and to call Surprise Police immediately if he is seen.
New grant program supports neighborhood engagement New grant program supports neighborhood engagement
Eligible communities interested in the Neighborhood Grant Program should submit the application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Wesley Sjol Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Wesley Sjol
City to conduct pavement preservation work in several areas City to conduct pavement preservation work in several areas
Residents can expect street restrictions during the work.
Intersection of Dysart & Greenway closed this weekend for improvements Intersection of Dysart & Greenway closed this weekend for improvements
Closure is planned for Friday at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday at 8 p.m.
Residents to receive “Recycle Wise in Surprise” magnets & door hangers Residents to receive “Recycle Wise in Surprise” magnets & door hangers
Delivery to begin Jan. 19.
Police alert citizens to “jury duty” scam Police alert citizens to “jury duty” scam
Surprise announces surplus auction Jan. 23 Surprise announces surplus auction Jan. 23
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Register today!
Grant funding available to nonprofits providing public services to Surprise residents Grant funding available to nonprofits providing public services to Surprise residents
Informational pre-application meeting will be held Jan. 14.
Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to flooding Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to flooding
This includes the northbound and southbound lanes.
Council selects Biundo as Vice Mayor Council selects Biundo as Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council unanimously selected District 2 Councilmember Jim Biundo as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Bullard Ave Task Force to meet, review new design plan; Public invited to attend Bullard Ave Task Force to meet, review new design plan; Public invited to attend
Monday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., at the Northwest Regional Library
Update: Cotton Lane has reopened Peoria – Cactus following sinkhole damage Update: Cotton Lane has reopened Peoria – Cactus following sinkhole damage
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
To report storm damage, please call 623.222.6000.
Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to sinkhole Cotton Lane closed Peoria – Cactus due to sinkhole
Barricades are in place & police are conducting traffic control.
Council votes to sponsor Surprise Pops Band Council votes to sponsor Surprise Pops Band
The Surprise City Council approved a sponsorship agreement Tuesday night, that has the West Valley Pops Band changing its name to the Surprise Pops Band.
Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting
On January 27, 2016, from 6 – 9 pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.
City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball this Saturday City hosts Itty Bitty Fairy Tale Ball this Saturday
Guests, ages 10 and younger, will enjoy music, dancing, games, snacks and more!
Registration for City of Surprise spring youth sports opens today Registration for City of Surprise spring youth sports opens today
Youth sports programs include softball, tee-ball and baseball.
Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult Police seek assistance locating missing endangered adult
Robert Copeland, age 40 years, may be armed; the public is asked not to approach Mr. Copeland and to call Surprise Police immediately if he is seen.
Utility work at Bell-Grand results in nighttime traffic restrictions Utility work at Bell-Grand results in nighttime traffic restrictions
Motorists can expect traffic restrictions Jan. 4-15 from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Passport services available at Surprise City Hall beginning next week Passport services available at Surprise City Hall beginning next week
City Clerk's Office will accept passport applications & offer passport photos.
Call of Election; Candidate packets available Monday Call of Election; Candidate packets available Monday
Information on 2016 elections, candidate packets, voter registration & more.
Waddell Road median work begins Jan. 6 Waddell Road median work begins Jan. 6
Expect lane restrictions, reduced speed limit between Litchfield Rd. & 140th Dr.
City offers free class on essentials of estate planning City offers free class on essentials of estate planning
Learn how to preserve your assets and transfer your wealth to your loved ones.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Drop-off sites are open Dec. 26 – Jan. 17.
Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2016 Spring Training season Surprise seeks National Anthem performers for 2016 Spring Training season
To be considered, please submit an audio recording by Jan. 18.
Council ok’s General Plan amendments Council ok’s General Plan amendments
Vote taken in Special Council Meeting on Dec. 19.
Work to improve Greenway & Dysart intersection begins Dec. 20 Work to improve Greenway & Dysart intersection begins Dec. 20
Daytime road closures scheduled Dec 21 & 22 Daytime road closures scheduled Dec 21 & 22
Southbound lanes on Verde Vista Dr, south of Greenway Rd, and 175th Ave, south of Bella Rd, will be closed for road repair.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Get details on who can buy, what types are allowed and where they can be used!
Council Special Meeting Dec. 19 Council Special Meeting Dec. 19
The Surprise City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting, Saturday, December 19, 9 a.m., to discuss and possibly vote on amendments to some land-use elements of the Surprise General Plan 2035.
Sidewalk ramp project kicks off Monday along Cactus Road Sidewalk ramp project kicks off Monday along Cactus Road
Expect daytime lane restrictions 7 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 5.
Surprise City Manager receives Patriot Award for veteran support efforts Surprise City Manager receives Patriot Award for veteran support efforts
Bob Wingenroth was presented with the U.S. Department of Defense award Tuesday night.
Wingo to serve as Surprise City Attorney Wingo to serve as Surprise City Attorney
Surprise City Manager Bob Wingenroth named Robert Wingo as City Attorney, during tonight’s City Council Meeting.
Purchase fresh, local produce at Surprise Senior Center Jan. 14 Purchase fresh, local produce at Surprise Senior Center Jan. 14
Mobile produce market will offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Surprise employees go “over the edge” to support Special Olympians Surprise employees go “over the edge” to support Special Olympians
Both Assistant City Manager Michael Frazier and Surprise Police Sergeant Tim Klarkowski raised $1,000 each and repelled CityScape for the Special Olympics.
Major Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Major Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Repairs covered under the program include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling & accessibility.
Lunchtime Theater in Surprise continues January 2016 Lunchtime Theater in Surprise continues January 2016
Reserve your tickets today for the remaining three lunchtime performances by calling 623.935.6384.
Surprise Resource Center opens Monday, offers assistance to those experiencing financial hardship  Surprise Resource Center opens Monday, offers assistance to those experiencing financial hardship
Center will assist those who qualify with utility payments, rent and housing.
AZ TechCelerator Relaunch Reveals New Programs, Innovation Tenants AZ TechCelerator Relaunch Reveals New Programs, Innovation Tenants
Campus now offers coworking space and international business services.
Surprise offers variety of youth recreation activities this winter break Surprise offers variety of youth recreation activities this winter break
Register today!
General Plan Update discussion added to Dec.15 Work Session; possible action at Regular Meeting General Plan Update discussion added to Dec.15 Work Session; possible action at Regular Meeting
Council will consider amendments to elements of the Surprise General Plan 2035 during the 4 p.m. Work Session.
Enjoy live music in the park this Sunday Enjoy live music in the park this Sunday
The Goode Time Carolers are performing at Surprise Community Park from 2-4 p.m.
Surprise Farms Dog Park opens Dec. 9 Surprise Farms Dog Park opens Dec. 9
Amenities include picnic tables, park benches, dog play features and a grass play area.
Police remind public of recent changes in city ordinances Police remind public of recent changes in city ordinances
the City of Surprise adopted several changes to ordinances related to animal ownership. In an effort to ensure all citizens are made aware of the new changes, the Surprise Police provided the following review of the effected ordinances or city codes.
Surprise Police annual toy drive is underway Surprise Police annual toy drive is underway
Police are collecting toys and wrapping paper through Dec. 14.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride to offer more daily trips Surprise Dial-A-Ride to offer more daily trips
The weekday trip cap has increased from 140 to 160 one-way trips per day.
2016 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 12! 2016 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 12!
Individual tickets and season packages will be available!
Relay for Life of Surprise Kick-off to be held Dec. 2 Relay for Life of Surprise Kick-off to be held Dec. 2
Get information about the April 2016 relay and speak with past participants at the kick-off event.
14th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun Dec. 4 & 5 14th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun Dec. 4 & 5
Free admission with a canned food or toy donation.
Police provide safety tips, laws for bikes & cars sharing the road Police provide safety tips, laws for bikes & cars sharing the road
Get information on passing, yielding and more.
Luke Air Force Base advises of increased air activity Dec. 1-13 Luke Air Force Base advises of increased air activity Dec. 1-13
Increased activity will include both night and weekend flying operations.
Surprise municipal code addresses unreasonable dog barking Surprise municipal code addresses unreasonable dog barking
Get informed on city ordinances related to dog barking.
Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease Put your pipes on a fat-free diet! Surprise encourages residents to properly dispose cooking grease
Avoid clogged pipes; make sure you know how to dispose fats, oils and grease.
Special registration for Winter Youth Sports leagues and camps this Saturday Special registration for Winter Youth Sports leagues and camps this Saturday
8-11 a.m. at the Community and Recreation Services Office.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
Class will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest Enter the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Contest offers four categories: adult, teen, youth and groups!
Surprise seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show entries & promotional vendors for Surprise Party Surprise seeks arts & crafts vendors, car show entries & promotional vendors for Surprise Party
Vendors and car show participants are needed for Saturday, Dec. 5.
Mainstreet to develop a new transitional care center in Surprise, AZ Mainstreet to develop a new transitional care center in Surprise, AZ
Mainstreet®, the nation's largest developer of transitional care properties, will open a Next Generation® property in Surprise in the fall of 2016.
City’s skate park rules help promote safety, prevent damage  City’s skate park rules help promote safety, prevent damage
Learn about allowed and prohibited uses and park hours.
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Interested in an IRA or already using one for retirement? Register today!
Surprise Fire-Medical offers tips to prevent deep fryer fires Surprise Fire-Medical offers tips to prevent deep fryer fires
Residents are also encouraged to properly dispose leftover cooking oil at designated recycling locations.
Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp Registration underway for City’s Winter Break Camp
A fun-filled camp for youth in kindergarten through 6th grade!
City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament City hosts Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament
Participants will wear a giant inflatable bubble while playing a fun game of soccer!
Dyson named new director of Human Service & Community Vitality Dyson named new director of Human Service & Community Vitality
City of Surprise has hired Seth Dyson as the new Director of Human Service & Community Vitality.
Left turns prohibited at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 11/16-11/30 Left turns prohibited at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 11/16-11/30
The 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. restrictions will be in place until Monday, November 30; consider alternate routes.
Surprise Racquetball Day offers free open play & demonstration Surprise Racquetball Day offers free open play & demonstration
Racquetball Day is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1 - 3 p.m..
General Plan Summit set for Dec. 4 General Plan Summit set for Dec. 4
The Surprise City Council and Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission will host the 2015 Annual General Plan Summit, Friday, December 4, at City Hall.
Surprise shares information, gathers input during transportation open house Surprise shares information, gathers input during transportation open house
Missed the meeting? A list of the projects presented at the meeting is available on the Transportation and Traffic web page.
Public comment invited on proposed land use update to City’s General Plan; meetings in Nov & Dec Public comment invited on proposed land use update to City’s General Plan; meetings in Nov & Dec
Amendment focuses on providing a new approach to the city’s land use goals.
Grand Ave overnight closures begin Tuesday; weekend closure scheduled for Nov 13 Grand Ave overnight closures begin Tuesday; weekend closure scheduled for Nov 13
Expect overnight closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 11/10, 11/11 and 11/12, and a complete weekend closure beginning 9 p.m. 11/13.
City of Surprise hosts inaugural Veterans Day parade & pancake breakfast Nov. 11 City of Surprise hosts inaugural Veterans Day parade & pancake breakfast Nov. 11
Join us in honoring our service men and women!
City offers fly fishing classes City offers fly fishing classes
Three session course begins Nov. 18!
Village Drive West overnight closure scheduled Nov. 5 Village Drive West overnight closure scheduled Nov. 5
The restriction will be in place from 9 p.m. Thursday, November 5 to 5 a.m. Friday, November 6.
Art Encounter explores City Hall architecture, art of government Nov. 12 Art Encounter explores City Hall architecture, art of government Nov. 12
Presented by the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission.
Council votes to move City Attorney under City Manager direction Council votes to move City Attorney under City Manager direction
The Surprise City Council voted on an ordinance change that moves the City Attorney position under the direction of the City Manager's Office, at their Tuesday night meeting.
“Second Sundays in the Park” concert series continues this Sunday “Second Sundays in the Park” concert series continues this Sunday
Free family event from 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Free class on essentials of estate planning Free class on essentials of estate planning
Nov. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Registration required.
Surprise Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Surprise Farms and Veramonte Parks Surprise Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Surprise Farms and Veramonte Parks
Join us on Saturday, Nov.14!
City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway City of Surprise winter youth sports registration underway
Variety of leagues and camps for youth basketball, kickball, softball and soccer.
City ambulance service launches today City ambulance service launches today
Surprise Fire-Medical will become the primary provider of emergency transport.
Forum on money & politics coming to City Hall Nov. 18 Forum on money & politics coming to City Hall Nov. 18
Forum will explore questions and concerns regarding the impact of money in politics.
Local students tour City’s water & wastewater plants Local students tour City’s water & wastewater plants
Council names Wingo as Interim City Attorney Council names Wingo as Interim City Attorney
The Surprise City Council named Deputy City Attorney Robert Wingo as the city’s Interim City Attorney, at Tuesday night’s Special Council Meeting.
Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 29-31 Experience City’s Haunted Maze Oct. 29-31
Get spooked at Sierra Montana Recreation Center.
Get the facts about annuities at a free class Get the facts about annuities at a free class
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10–11:30a.m. Registration required.
Surprise adopts new, progressive accessibility icon Surprise adopts new, progressive accessibility icon
Businesses will have the option to use the traditional logo or switch to the new logo without the need of a permit from the City.
Early voting at Surprise City Hall closes Friday Early voting at Surprise City Hall closes Friday
Any registered voter who resides in Maricopa County can vote at this location.
Surprise Dial-A-Ride adds holiday service Surprise Dial-A-Ride adds holiday service
Holiday service will be capped at 30 one-way trips per day.
Current, future transportation projects to be discussed at Nov 5 public meeting Current, future transportation projects to be discussed at Nov 5 public meeting
City staff will be available in the Mayor's Atrium from 5-7 pm to answer questions about the transportation CIP projects.
Reems Road lane restrictions begin Oct. 26 for pavement preservation work Reems Road lane restrictions begin Oct. 26 for pavement preservation work
Traffic will be restricted to one lane each direction during the paving and restriping process.
Surprise City Attorney announces resignation Surprise City Attorney announces resignation
Surprise City Attorney Misty Leslie notified City Council of her plans to resign on October 19, citing the acceptance of a new career opportunity.
Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA
Registration is now open!
Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday! Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday!
Event will feature music, dancing, games, snacks and more!
Task force consensus: 2-lane Bullard Ave at 35 mph Task force consensus: 2-lane Bullard Ave at 35 mph
Much of the bike lane along Bullard will be maintained.
Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report storm damage
To report storm damage, please call 623.222.6000.
Free class: Preventing Medical and Tax Identity Theft Free class: Preventing Medical and Tax Identity Theft
Register today to reserve your spot!
City wins Emmy award for public awareness video “Hot Cars Can Kill” City wins Emmy award for public awareness video “Hot Cars Can Kill”
The winning video was part of a campaign created to remind everyone to check their cars for children and pets before exiting a vehicle to prevent overheating deaths.
Surprise participates in Arizona’s 14th Annual Cities & Towns Week Surprise participates in Arizona’s 14th Annual Cities & Towns Week
This week, the Surprise community is encouraged to learn more about the services and programs that the city offers.
Surprise considers a new Stormwater Utility; educational meetings planned in Nov & Dec Surprise considers a new Stormwater Utility; educational meetings planned in Nov & Dec
City staff will be available to answer questions about the proposed utility at the public meetings.
Early voting underway at Surprise City Hall Early voting underway at Surprise City Hall
Any registered voter residing in Maricopa County can cast an early ballot at the City Clerk's Office Oct. 7-30.
Overnight & weekend closures scheduled for Grand Ave bridge work Overnight & weekend closures scheduled for Grand Ave bridge work
Motorists should consider alternate routes for the overnight closure on October 20 and the weekend closure that begins at 9 p.m. on October 23.
Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Set for January 22-24 Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Set for January 22-24
Featuring award-winning Batik artist Paul Nzalamba & other renowned artists.
Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration happening Saturday
Attractions include a classic car show, flavorful food trucks, free kids’ play zone, a vendor village & more!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Learn about watering for healthy plants and preparing your garden and landscape for winter.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
The class will be held at City Hall on Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth Surprise to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for youth
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
Early voting begins today at Surprise City Hall Early voting begins today at Surprise City Hall
Any registered voter residing in Maricopa County can cast an early ballot at the City Clerk's Office Oct. 7-30.
October proclaimed “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise October proclaimed “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise
Residents are encouraged to help raise awareness by wearing purple clothing or a purple ribbon.
Update: Bullard Ave Task Force meeting moved to Northwest Regional Library Update: Bullard Ave Task Force meeting moved to Northwest Regional Library
The task force will meet at 6 pm, October 19, in the Meeting Room of the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
City of Surprise recreational programming canceled due to inclement weather City of Surprise recreational programming canceled due to inclement weather
Programing includes adult and youth sports activities, aquatics and swim team programming scheduled for this evening.
Surprise joins statewide literacy initiative Surprise joins statewide literacy initiative
City will collaborate with other communities to develop school-readiness and student success programs for Arizona children.
Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft Free class offers tips on preventing identity theft
Topics include how to deter and detect identity theft, resources for getting help and more.
City offices open on Columbus Day, closed two days at Thanksgiving City offices open on Columbus Day, closed two days at Thanksgiving
See the fall holiday closure schedule and its effect on trash/recycling pick-up.
Bullard Ave Task Force to meet Oct 19 Bullard Ave Task Force to meet Oct 19
The group of volunteers will continue discussions about the future of the Greenway Road to Peoria Avenue stretch of the arterial roadway.
Tickets on sale now for Surprise Senior Idol show & contest Tickets on sale now for Surprise Senior Idol show & contest
The show will be held on Weds., Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center.
Volunteers needed for community cleanup event Oct. 10 Volunteers needed for community cleanup event Oct. 10
Sign up today and help beautify areas across the city!
Construction leads to temporary Walmart Park & Ride changes beginning Oct 12 Construction leads to temporary Walmart Park & Ride changes beginning Oct 12
Route 571-Surprise Express passengers will need to use the Surprise Elementary School Park-and-Ride location.
Surprise launches National Citizens Survey Surprise launches National Citizens Survey
The City of Surprise strives to deliver top-notch services to our residents. To measure our performance, we are conducting a National Citizens Survey (NCS) this fall.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 10 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Oct. 10
This event is free and for Surprise residents only.
Free class on essentials of estate planning Free class on essentials of estate planning
Workshop will be held October 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall. Registration required.
Task force discusses future of Bullard Ave; weighs pros and cons of design alternatives Task force discusses future of Bullard Ave; weighs pros and cons of design alternatives
The group will meet again to further discuss long-term solutions for the arterial roadway.
City begins public discussions to amend sign code City begins public discussions to amend sign code
The City of Surprise is in the process of amending City Code Chapter 113, which deals with signs.
Village Drive West weeklong road closure begins Sept. 28 Village Drive West weeklong road closure begins Sept. 28
Motorists will still have access to businesses along Village Drive.
Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA Free class: Understanding and Protecting your IRA
Registration is open for the Oct. 13 class.
Lunchtime Theater in Surprise Lunchtime Theater in Surprise
Today, the City of Surprise in collaboration with the West Valley Arts Council, Theater Works and the West Valley Symphony announced a new 2015-16 performing arts series, Lunchtime Theater.
City wins national awards for public awareness videos City wins national awards for public awareness videos
The City of Surprise received two awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) during their Government Programming Awards earlier this month.
Info on voter registration, election dates & more on National Voter Registration Day Info on voter registration, election dates & more on National Voter Registration Day
Voter registration closes Monday, Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 election!
Flash flood watch issued; free sandbags available for flood protection Flash flood watch issued; free sandbags available for flood protection
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
60-day public review begins on proposed land use updates to the Surprise General Plan 60-day public review begins on proposed land use updates to the Surprise General Plan
Proposed updates are available for viewing online.
Dog Park to close for maintenance Oct.7-21 Dog Park to close for maintenance Oct.7-21
Closure will affect the large and small dog parks areas at Surprise Community Park.
NEW DATE: Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/24 NEW DATE: Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/24
Using resident feedback from the August 17th and September 8th public meetings and through the online survey, the volunteer Bullard Avenue Task Force will meet on Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m., in the Community Room of City Hall.
Special Council Session 9/22 on sign code policy Special Council Session 9/22 on sign code policy
The Surprise City Council will hold a Special Work Session on Tuesday, September 22, at City Hall, to discuss the city's sign code policy.
City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events City of Surprise presents exciting fall lineup of teen events
From dodgeball tournaments to teen pool parties, there are plenty of events to keep youth active and connected!
Surprise announces surplus auction Sept. 26 Surprise announces surplus auction Sept. 26
Surplus property will be sold through Sierra Auction.
Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp Registration underway for youth Fall Break Camp
A fun way for youth in Kindergarten - 6th grade to spend fall break Oct. 12-16.
Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/22 Bullard Avenue Task Force to meet 9/22
Using resident feedback from the August 17th and September 8th public meetings and through the online survey, the volunteer Bullard Avenue Task Force will meet on September 22, 6 p.m., in the Community Room of City Hall.
Second Sundays in the Park fall musical lineup unveiled Second Sundays in the Park fall musical lineup unveiled
Free concerts planned for Oct. 11 and Nov. 8.
Updated: Bullard Ave short-term solutions shared at public meeting; project task force initiated Updated: Bullard Ave short-term solutions shared at public meeting; project task force initiated
Residents interested in joining the task force to discuss the future of Bullard Ave should contact Mike Gent, 623.222.6223.
Low income emergency assistance approved for Surprise Low income emergency assistance approved for Surprise
The additional Community Action Program funding will help low-income residents with short-term crisis services.
Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more! Surprise Fiesta Grande celebration to feature kids’ zone, food trucks, car show & more!
Applications are currently being accepted for car show entries and food and promotional vendors.
Bridge work continues at Grand Avenue and Loop 303; Grand weekend closure required Bridge work continues at Grand Avenue and Loop 303; Grand weekend closure required
Motorists will need to consider alternate routes from 9 p.m. Friday, September 11 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 13.
Fall Competitive Youth Soccer Team Registration Now Open Fall Competitive Youth Soccer Team Registration Now Open
Registration is for intact teams. Individuals will be placed on a “free agent” list.
Roadway restrictions at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 9/8 – 9/11 Roadway restrictions at 143rd Ave in Veramonte, 9/8 – 9/11
Restrictions will be in place at 143rd Ave and Cactus Rd from 5 am Sept. 8 to 4 pm Sept. 11.
Registration is open for free annuities class Registration is open for free annuities class
The workshop will be held Sept. 22 at City Hall.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Proceeds from the rental fees support the City’s senior programs!
Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event Volunteers needed for Community Pride Day Cleanup Event
Help beautify your community on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 a.m. - noon.
Surprise public safety officials announce G.A.I.N. Night 2015 Surprise public safety officials announce G.A.I.N. Night 2015
The Surprise Police invite you to attend the upcoming G.A.I.N. Night (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods). This engaging community event is scheduled to occur on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6-9 pm at 15960 North Bullard Avenue (on the 8-acre field).
115th Avenue drainage improvement project; weekend road restrictions scheduled 115th Avenue drainage improvement project; weekend road restrictions scheduled
Roadway restrictions will affect travel along 115th Ave. during the weekends of September 11 and September 18.
Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW
Surprise Police Officer Wendy Klarkowski was an honored recipient of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 285’s National Law Enforcement Public Service Citation.
Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting
The discussion will continue in a second public meeting on Tuesday, September 8
Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches
From registration to voting – we have the dates and details for you!
Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival
Agrees to allocate tourism funds to market the event in national publications.
Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings
The results of a public survey regarding the traffic-calming project on Bullard Avenue between Greenway and Peoria are in.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Program offers financial assistance to income-qualified applicants who purchase a foreclosed bank-owned home in Surprise.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September
Free showings of fun family films scheduled for Sept. 12 & 26!
Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate" Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate"
Over 15,000 water bottles were collected to help combat St. Mary's Food Bank water bottle shortage.
Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes
Residents are encouraged to attend two public meetings in which survey results regarding the recent changes to Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria, will be discussed.
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents
Event runs from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available
Registration will include girls’ volleyball, Babe Ruth softball and Cal Ripken tee-ball and baseball.
Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under
A structured and fun framework for learning tennis, utilizing equipment and court dimensions that are age and skill appropriate.
City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success
Thanks to residents and staff, the City was able to donate an estimated $1,500 worth of school supplies!
Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting
The presentation will include description and discussion of the proposed Land Use Map, Character Areas, potential sub-area overlays and more.
City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show
Registration forms must be received by Sept. 25. Show is Oct. 14.
Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned
City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning
Tuesday, September 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall
Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19 Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19
Drivers will need to consider alternate routes beginning 9 p.m. August 19 to 5 a.m. August 20.
Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration
Lesson registration begins today for Scorecard Members and Wednesday for all other Residents.
Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
Surprise is currently accepting applications for Board/Commissions. All positions are voluntary.
Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande! Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande!
The community celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 from 2-10 p.m.
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program  Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
A pre-application meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. App deadline is Sept. 16.
Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17 Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17
Motorists should consider alternate routes between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am.
Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy
The City of Surprise Fire-Medical and Police Departments now offer preference points for military service veterans applying as firefighter and police recruits.
City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue
The City of Surprise invites the public to attend a community information meeting regarding the recent speed limit and striping changes along Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria avenues.
Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5! Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5!
Program runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon beginning Sept. 8.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Work begins Monday, Aug. 17 and will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31 New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31
The library will close at 8 pm Monday-Thursday but will now have extended hours on Sundays.
Surprise MVD to reopen August 10 Surprise MVD to reopen August 10
The newly renovated office now has a larger customer waiting area and an upgraded air conditioning system.
Surprise Retail Survey Results are in Surprise Retail Survey Results are in
See which restaurants and retailers topped the most-desired list!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Classes cover year-round color, irrigation and preparing your plants for winter.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Month aimed at encouraging safety around water and promoting awareness.
Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades
Dog park to be located on the western edge of the park.
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3
Limited to the first 40 cats or dogs. Appointments are required.
Surprise announces surplus auction August 22 Surprise announces surplus auction August 22
Surplus consists of miscellaneous office equipment.
Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade
Share your patriotic spirit by applying to enter the parade! Entries are due Oct. 28.
Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August
Eastbound curb lane restrictions will be required during the project.
Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
Grand Ave will be closed in both directions on July 27 and July 28 from 9 pm - 5 am.
Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA
Aug. 25, 10-11:30 a.m. For anyone interested in an IRA or already using one for retirement.
Safety improvements coming to Bullard Safety improvements coming to Bullard
Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center
Contact Community and Recreation Services if you have questions about the Dive in Movie or fall swim lessons.
Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones
Enhanced enforcement will begin Aug. 5 to help keep students & parents safe.
Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24) Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24)
Drivers can expect short delays in the area for the remainder of the week.
Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football
Special Saturday registration on July 25 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Community & Recreation Services Office.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Landscapers will begin work at Reems Rd. & move west for approx. five weeks, stopping just west of Citrus Rd.
Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips
Parents reminded to talk with children about roadway dangers.
Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection
Sand and bags available at 10 locations around Surprise.
Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16 Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16
City staff will provide an update on Surprise Farms Community Park improvements.
Registration open for free class on annuities Registration open for free class on annuities
The class will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, August 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family
City leadership and staff attend key exchange ceremony for local family's new home.
Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open
Registration dates are July 6-25 with a Special Saturday Registration on July 25 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Community and Recreation Services office. Registration is also available on-line at www.surpriseaz.gov/recreation.
Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater
Learn how to help keep our stormwater clean!
Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303 Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 9 pm on 7/10 to 5 am on 7/13.
Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role
South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway
The south bound lane will be closed from July 7 to July 15, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Surprise announces surplus auction July 11 Surprise announces surplus auction July 11
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council
Judge Dominguez will assist the AZ Supreme Court with judicial oversight beginning July 1.
Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement
Program won the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs.
Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena
The closure is expected to last through the month of July.
Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27 Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27
Unit will provide a way to safely disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at any time.
32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise
Music, baseball, food & fireworks for July 4th! Free admission with a canned food donation.
Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now! Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now!
This fun-filled camp, for ages 6-14, runs July 6-10. Half-day & full-day sessions available.
Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22 Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22
Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday
Celebrate poolside at the Surprise Aquatic Center with a view of the city fireworks show!
UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303 UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 1 a.m. on 6/27 to 5 a.m. on 6/29.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Get the details on permitted dates, acceptable types & more.
Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off
This week, the Surprise Recreation Campus will host the first two of 11 scheduled summer tournaments.
Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service
Surprise-Fire Medical has received approval on its Certificate of Need Application.
Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday
Daytime lane restrictions between June 15-26.
Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303 Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be restricted in both directions from 1 a.m. to Noon Saturday, June 13 near Loop 303.
Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives
Arizona Charter Academy students win tablets and $2,000 to launch their business on their school's campus.
Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23 Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23
Register today for this free class!
Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27 Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27
Mark your calendar! The event is happening Saturday, June 27 from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights
Admission is free. Teams or individuals can play from 7-11pm at Countryside Rec Center.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington” Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington”
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13!
Council adopts FY16 Budget Council adopts FY16 Budget
Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8 Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8
Grand Ave. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 163rd Ave. to west of RH Johnson Blvd.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday
Projects include new air conditioning units and interior construction that will reconfigure the space.
Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
For residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week
A variety of youth sports leagues, programs, camps and special events begin this week and run through the summer.
Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall
Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
Congratulations to Caitlin Callaway, Brooke Cohee and Brianna Cohee!
Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew
Under 18? Curfew is 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year
Award presented by the AZ Water Association.
Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to simplify estate planning and create a wealth transfer legacy by attending a workshop on June 9.
See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input! See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input!
Design centers on the agave plant and uses paint, light, sculptured concrete and metal fencing.
Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard
EB Bell restrictions begin May 28. Bullard speed limit change, south of Greenway, set for summer.
IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex
The new 420,000-square-foot facility will initially employ approximately 100 people.
National Emergency Medical Services Week National Emergency Medical Services Week
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Academy is open to West Valley HOA board members, management company staff and homeowners.
Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26 Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26
Locations include Kingswood Elementary and Villanueva Rec Center.
Surprise announces surplus auction June 13 Surprise announces surplus auction June 13
Auction items may include surplus office and fleet items.
Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed
Games will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 16.
Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather
Next Teen Night event is scheduled for June 19.
Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23 Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23
Mayor Wolcott will officially claim that week in honor of Public Works during Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
Help decide the future look of city parks and development Help decide the future look of city parks and development
New online survey covers topics ranging from architectural and landscape design to park amenities.
Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation
Community Park, Aquatics Center and baseball fields and related programs canceled today.
Second phase of Census testing underway Second phase of Census testing underway
Census workers to visit homes that have not completed survey through June 23.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23! Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23!
Summer passes are available for purchase.
Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline
New hotline and email allow you to provide anonymous information on criminal activity in Surprise.
Register for swim lessons and classes Register for swim lessons and classes
All levels of swim lessons are being offered.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party  Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
May 2, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Includes music, games, prizes, arts & crafts and pool play!
Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green
Donate extra plastic shopping bags for pet clean-up in our city parks!
Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants
Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year” Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year”
Economic Development Manager Mike Hoover received the award in the Large Community category.
Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16 Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16
The team championships will bring the top 32 men’s and women’s Division II teams to Surprise!
Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition
The city will receive $5,000 in grant funds to support age-friendly programs.
Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA
Class is May 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Reserve your spot today!
Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey
Survey-takers can also enter our Gift Card Giveaway!
Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court
Offers an alternative to the Surprise MVD office, which is temporarily closed for renovations.
Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think
May 18 is the day to see the preferred concept and share your thoughts.
Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7 Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7
Receive mental health information and learn about alternatives to a police response during a mental health crisis.
Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4 Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4
Surprise is also looking for volunteer youth basketball coaches.
Free annuities workshop May 13 Free annuities workshop May 13
Learn what annuities are and if they are right for you.
Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2 Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2
Safety Day will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center.
Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members
Rec team tryouts are being held Saturday at the Surprise Aquatic Center from 8-11 a.m.
Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8 Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8
Six companies will be recruiting from 8 a.m. - Noon.
Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget
Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today
Library to reopen 9 a.m., April 22.
Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28 Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28
Plus, help select preferred design concepts for neighborhoods, parks & open spaces, housing and architectural styles.
City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2 City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2
Volunteers will help with trash pick-up and general landscaping.
Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday! Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday!
Over 70 vendors will be selling new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot!
Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange
Concepts range from images of the agave, to faces of Surprise residents, to real & conceptual lifelines.
Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google
Working out of AZ TechCelerator, Athena Wireless develops high capacity wireless connectivity systems.
Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles
Police launch “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.
Road construction update Road construction update
Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16 Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16
Assistance will be provided for housing, utilities, medical care and more!
City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30 City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30
Learn about the laws and policies in place to protect the right to fair housing.
Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator
Following the upgrades, the city will launch two new start-up business programs at the campus.
Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp
For girls ages 7-15. Online and in person registration available.
Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11 Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11
Free showing of The Boxtrolls - rated PG.
Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects
Review lists of potential projects, and share which ones matter most to you!
ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation
Renovations begin April 13. Self-service kiosk will be located at Surprise City Court.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11
Get rid of unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste at this free collection event.
Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4 Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4
Join the search for more than 50,000 candy & toy-filled plastic eggs!
City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise” City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise”
Local sales tax makes up nearly 40% of the city’s General Fund revenues.
Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety
Work set for March 30 - April 3.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9 Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9
Public meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers.
Surprise part of online Census testing Surprise part of online Census testing
Households that receive the postcard are required by U.S. law to respond to the survey by April 1.
Essentials of Estate Planning Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to preserve your assets at a free class on April 14.
New City department hosts Open House on March 28 New City department hosts Open House on March 28
Meet the Human Service and Community Vitality Department, and enjoy food, beverages and a tour of the facility!
West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27 West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27
The league will play a 16-game season that will start in late April.
Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit
City and DUSD team up to host free leadership summit on April 23.
City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online
The Surprise Public Works Department will begin its annual Pavement Preservation Program on March 23.
Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise
Surprise Fire-Medical will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only/CPR (CCC-CPR) classes in April, June and July.
Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association
Agreement keeps WHAM in facility on Dysart.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
There are new opportunities to support your community.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting
Join us! March 18, 6 p.m., City Hall- Council Chambers.
Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22 Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22
Get tips on checking for and fixing household leaks.
Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced
Sixty classrooms from across Surprise accepted a four-month reading challenge in November, and the results are in!
Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18 Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18
City planners will work with attendees in a hands-on approach to help create visual concepts for the Heritage District Overlay.
City of Surprise brings local arts scene online City of Surprise brings local arts scene online
City launches www.surpriseaz.gov/arts
Spring swim lesson registration opens Spring swim lesson registration opens
Registration opens today for scorecard holders and March 11 for all other residents.
Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14 Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14
The Veramonte Neighborhood Park will feature restrooms, a splash pad, a parking lot and other park amenities.
Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo” Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo”
An event designed to teach the skills needed to ride safely.
Public invited to voter participation forum March 26 Public invited to voter participation forum March 26
Presentation and brainstorm session designed to stimulate ideas on how to increase accessibility and ease of voting.
Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA
Learn strategies to help with retirement planning at a free workshop on March 24.
City opens summer jobs program for teens City opens summer jobs program for teens
The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise residents between the ages of 15 – 19.
Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook
Improved debt structure drives the upgrade.
Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents
Residents can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste at the Northwest Regional Landfill from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Surprise announces surplus auction March 14 Surprise announces surplus auction March 14
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28 Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28
Completed park to include splash pad, dog park, skate park & more!
Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project
Public meetings planned for March 9 &10.
Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Two workshop times available! March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 17 at 4 p.m.
Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps
Applications are being accepted now.
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
Surprise is offering free training for residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders  HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders
The City of Surprise is proud to host its next HOA Summit on Thursday, March 26.
Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects
The Surprise City Council voted to form the Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee to provide recommendations regarding the use of general obligation bonds in funding capital improvement projects.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Housing program helps with down payment & closing costs.
IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters
100 new jobs, nearly $40 million investment.
Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week
Baseball fans can experience NCAA Baseball Feb. 19-22.
2015 State of City 2015 State of City
Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2015 State of the City Address was filled with breaking news and a vision for growing the city’s future through jobs, preservation, art and more.
Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole
Broken irrigation line the cause.
Surprise announces surplus auction February 28 Surprise announces surplus auction February 28
The auction will be held February 28, 2015 at Sierra Auction.
Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers
The City is seeking volunteers to assist with food service at the Surprise Senior Center.
Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16 Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16
Surprise Stadium will host Oregon State, Michigan State, Northwestern and University of New Mexico.
Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9 Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9
Individual and team registration will be open until March 27.
Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award
Surprise offers business academy in March Surprise offers business academy in March
Surprise Business Academy is a free program designed to educate new and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13 Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13
For 6th-8th graders. $7 admission.
Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the
Surprise, AZ (January 30, 2015) In support of City Council policies to better engage with residents and improve overall quality of life, City Manager Bob Wingenroth today announced key changes in the city’s organizational structure.
Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations
Free sand and bags are available at various city locations.
Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24 Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24
From taxes to power of attorney, this class will cover the essentials of estate planning.
Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project
Beginning the week of February 2, crews will begin altering the median on Bell Road, just east of the El Mirage Road intersection.
Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate
Get educated on safe money principles at a free workshop on February 10 at Surprise City Hall.
Residents invited to take Heritage District survey Residents invited to take Heritage District survey
Survey will help determine the types of facilities, services and elements you would like to see in the Original Town Site.
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
Eligible applicants will receive a $150 gift card to supplement the cost of paint and/or paint supplies.
“Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17 “Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17
Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator
MD24 House Call has grown from three employees to more than 100!
Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11 Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11
The event will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the City Hall lobby and is free to the public.
Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule! Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule!
The Kansas City Royals have changed the game times of two Spring Training games from the previously announced schedule. The Wednesday, March 18 game against the Milwaukee Brewers will start at 1:05 pm (previously scheduled at 6:05 pm) and the Friday, March 27 game against the Seattle Mariners will start at 6:05 pm (previously scheduled at 1:05 pm).
New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in
The new leadership group will help guide decisions affecting the city’s youth.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday! Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday!
Youth in 6th-8th grade can listen to the DJ, check out the laser light show, play dodge ball, video games & more.
Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow
Help the city identify how to amend the Surprise General Plan.
Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ   Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
The 30-minute documentary will run each day, Thursday through Sunday, this week.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Drivers may experience temporary inside lane restrictions between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans
Five meetings throughout January aimed at sharing ideas and gathering public input.
Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting
Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27 Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27
Great opportunity for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic
The road now offers direct access off of Grand Avenue!
Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor
Acts on behalf of the Mayor in the event of absence.
Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
Must see TV! Jan. 13, on all AZ broadcast stations at 6:30 p.m.
Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Jan. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early since space is limited.
Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11  Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11
The Dina Preston Band will be performing 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball
On Jan. 10, enjoy music, singing, games and guest appearances by the cast of "Frozen."
Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA
Workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early to secure your spot!
Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend
Tickets on sale now!
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m. Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.
Tickets will be available for a variety of events, including Spring Training, Celebrity Flag Football and college baseball tournaments.
Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January
Help us identify how best to amend the General Plan to enhance our future.
Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5 Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5
The city is also seeking volunteer coaches.
Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training
Submission deadline is January 12, 2015.
Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015 Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015
South sidewalk planned on Bell, east of Grand Avenue to the Avenue of the Arts.
Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24 Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24
Restrictions lifted over Christmas weekend.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Four Christmas tree drop-off locations will be open Dec. 26 – Jan. 11
Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break
Winter break camp, sports camps and recreation programs available.
Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes
City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced new staff and organizational changes.
City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours
Changes effective January 2, 2015.
Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds
Grants will assist six community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit residents.
Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open
10 sandbag locations citywide.
Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20 Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20
For ages 3-9. Registration required.
Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14   Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14
This event will feature the West Valley Conservatory of Ballet performing “Home for the Holidays.”
High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8 High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8
Open burning and woodburning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County.
Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise
Find out when you can use consumer fireworks and what types are allowed.
ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week
Loop 303 sound wall construction north of Mountain View Blvd. also set to begin.
Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom
Sketch of suspect available.
Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January
City accepting team registrations Jan. 5-23, 2015
Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding
Some city streets affected by localized flooding.
ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project
Completion set for summer 2016.
Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers
Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8
Clinic will be held at Gaines Park. Appointments are required.
Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise
More smoke expected as heavy equipment knocks down smoldering piles of wood, leaves.
Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at several locations throughout the city.
Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips
Smoke in Surprise caused by mulch fire near Olive Ave. & Dysart Rd.
2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15! 2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15!
Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101 Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101
Before your prepare your 2014 income taxes, make plans to attend the city’s free workshop December 10.
Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities
Learn about the pros and cons of annuities at a workshop on December 16. Please register early!
ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December
Completion set for summer 2016.
Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement
Tues., Dec. 9 from 10a.m.-12p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building Auditorium.
Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin
Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season
Shopping Surprise supports services you depend on; local employers & more!
CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise
Calling all green thumbs! Classes begin Jan. 6.
City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2 City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2
Registration required.
Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award
Sergeant Jeremy Robertson was recognized with a 2014 DUI Enforcement Award.
Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15 Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15
More than 70 vendors will display new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot.
City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial
Veterans Day dedication ceremony honored Medal of Honor recipient and former Town Manager.
Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports
Leagues and camps include basketball, kickball, baseball and softball.
Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition
Awarded Honorable Mention by the International Association of Chiefs of Police .
Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7 Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7
6 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers
Tues., Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early since space is limited.
Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants
Grant money will be used for various purposes, including training and equipment.
Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships
Thousands headed to Surprise for month-long tournament events.
Competitive swimming available in Surprise Competitive swimming available in Surprise
Surprise Storm swim team is open to youth 7-17 years old.
Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center
Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba and Lap Swimming available.
Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete
And the winner is.....
City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11 City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11
Event to recognize Medal of Honor Recipient and former city manager.
Free workshop focuses on planning for college Free workshop focuses on planning for college
Weds., Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building.
Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement
Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Homebuyers Free Expo Homebuyers Free Expo
Register to Meet with home ownership experts & mortgage officers for free info and assistance.
Tips for fall & winter water conservation Tips for fall & winter water conservation
Even as temperatures cool, you can ramp up your water conservation efforts!
Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8 Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8
Event will be held Sat., Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. – Noon at Surprise Community Park.
Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall
Commercial and median landscape work in the area result in temporary lane restrictions.
AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council
Miata, converted from gas to electric power, developed at the city's biz incubator.
Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday! Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday!
Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to Noon at Countryside Recreation Center.
Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes
Changes align with state law, lowering purchase age to 16; sets sale/use dates.
Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues
Meetings planned for Oct. 30 & Nov. 6
Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge
Challenge celebrates the success of the cities' Spring Training teams.
SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center
Classes are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate
Tues., Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early!
Surprise names new Community Development Director Surprise names new Community Development Director
Eric Fitzer will serve as the city’s new Community Development Director.
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
Assists community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit Surprise residents.
Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10 Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10
Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17 Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17
Camp is held at Countryside Recreation Center. Register early to ensure a space!
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise
City Council also recognized October as Bullying Prevention Month.
City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair
November 15 from 9 a,m. - Noon at Banner Health Center.
Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014 Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014
Sat., Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise
Both exciting events coming back to Surprise in Feb. 2015!
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Openings on the Arts, Disability, Health Benefits and P&Z now available.
Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics
Oct.11 at Red Robin in Surprise.
Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4 Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Public Works Maintenance Yard.
Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium
October 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the CCV Surprise campus.
Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance
Temporary closures to affect Community Park Volleyball Courts and Dog Park.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick
Winners will be announced at Fiesta Grande between 6 and 8 p.m. at the main stage.
Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake
An update from AZ Game and Fish.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Federal program assists income-qualified buyers with down payment & closing costs on purchase of a foreclosed banked-owned home in Surprise.
Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26 Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26
7-10 p.m. at Surprise Aquatic Center.
Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents  Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents
Residents will have the opportunity to discuss important issues facing the city with Mayor Sharon Wolcott in a series of community meetings
Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday
5-9 p.m. at Countryside Recreation Center.
Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva
Villanueva recognized for nearly 40 years of city service as former mayor, vice-mayor and councilmember.
Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show
Application deadline Oct. 3.
City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4 City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4
It's fun for the whole family on Hollyhock St., north of Grand Ave. Admission and parking are free!
HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2 HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2
Join us from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room at Surprise City Hall.
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27 Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" – rated PG.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday
Friday, Sept. 12 from 7-10p.m. Admission is $5.
Tot Time registration opens Tot Time registration opens
For children 3-5 years old. Runs Mon. - Thurs. from 9 a.m. - noon.
Update on Street Closures & Restrictions Update on Street Closures & Restrictions
All city streets affected by flooding have reopened.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating
GO Bonds rating jumps two places to AA-.
Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise
Tourism funds to help transform baseball stadium to host NFL Flag Football event.
Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes
New class ideas are welcome.
Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee
Part of a 25-member team that sets policy relating to legislative and organizational matters.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Applications available online and at City Clerk's Office.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Locations throughout the city.
Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop
Class is Sept. 9!
Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303 Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303
Lane closure aims to maintain ADA accessibility during nearby construction.
Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity
Applications being accepted now.
Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect
Quick action by the Garcia bro-sis team, helped lead to a burglary arrest.
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council
Nick Bacon served as Surprise Town Manager from 1986 - 1990.
County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise
Weather permitting in the overnight hours of Aug. 14.
Register now for Fall swim lessons Register now for Fall swim lessons
Spaces fill quickly register soon!
Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager
He joins the team September 2.
Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Watch your kids around water!
Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim
Selfless and life-saving actions demonstrate how amazing Surprise residents are!
City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy
Mayor: grant facilitates more ownership and safer places to live in Surprise.
Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children
Stepped up school zone enforcement beginning Aug. 4.
Art HQ Opening a Big Hit Art HQ Opening a Big Hit
Surprise Police warn of telephone scam Surprise Police warn of telephone scam
Police impersonator calling residents asking for money.
Free Will and Trusts Workshop Free Will and Trusts Workshop
Learn ways to protect your estate and preserve it for your loved ones in this August 20th class.
Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4 Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4
Be part of this first-ever Original Town Site celebration!
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Vehicles, office supplies and more.
Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym
Fun and safe way for your kids to get some exercise!
Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income
Class is Aug. 12!
Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24 Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24
Join the grand opening celebration, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors
Get your goods in front of thousands at this Dec. 6 event!
Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety
$10,000 grant will expand bike/pedestrian safety programs.
National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy
Tourneys run mid-July through mid-Aug. Come out and cheer them on!
Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues
Registration runs July 7 - 26.
Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol
Catch the competition live on July 9!
Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event
Oct. 4 event to feature live music, car show, dancing, beer & tequila garden & more!
State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3 State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, & kids should avoid all physical activity outdoors.
SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center
Join the nearly two million members who are enjoying the health benefits of physical activity!
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Topics include contracts, budgeting, CC&R enforcement and code compliance.
Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Register soon for this July 29th class.