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It goes without saying, Surprise AZ is one of the safest places in the country to live. Total crime in Surprise is 47% lower than the rest of Arizona and 36% lower than the national average. Even better, the crime rate has plummeted by an additional 17% just this year.Jul 12, 2021

Surprise, AZ (September 28, 2021) The city of Surprise welcomes baseball players of all ages this fall, as multigenerational competition lands at the Surprise Stadium Complex. These events will welcome 280 teams, with over 4,200 participants from across the country to our top-tier facilities, making a large impact on our city’s economy.

Arizona Senior Fall Classic Baseball: September 29 – October 3

What is the cost of living in Surprise Arizona?Surprise cost of living is 104.2

COST OF LIVINGSurpriseArizona
Grocery97.496.1
Health92.295.2
Housing112.7107.8
Median Home Cost$359,300$349,300

Surprise, AZ (September 23, 2021) Celebrate our city’s cultural heritage with good food, music and fun at the eighth annual Surprise Fiesta Grande!

Surprise, AZ (September 14, 2021) Drivers can anticipate lane restrictions while the city performs pavement preservation activities on Bell Road, weather permitting:  

  • Bell Road
  • Bell Road, Loop 303 to just west of Reems Road – September 26-October 1; October 4-8; October 28 

Both milling and paving work will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.   

Surprise, AZ (September 22, 2021) The month of October truly is for baseball, and with the start of the Arizona Fall League, the City of Surprise sets the stage for baseball’s future breakout stars.

Surprise, AZ (September 23, 2021) The city of Surprise is hosting the Sun Health Foundation 5K for Women’s Health on Sunday, September 26 at Surprise Stadium, located at 15850 N. Bullard Ave.

For the safety and convenience of participants, Bullard Avenue will be closed between Paradise Ln. and Greenway Rd. from 6 a.m. through approximately 10 a.m.

This street-style celebration, presented by the City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with 101.9 FM Radio La Campesina, will be held Saturday, October 9 from 5 – 10 p.m. in the Original Town Site, located on Hollyhock Street, north of Grand Avenue. Event admission and parking are free!

Attractions and activities include a classic car show, authentic Mexican food, flavorful food trucks, festive beverages, free kids’ play zone, piñata plaza and a vendor village, organized by local contributing organizations and sponsors.

Surprise, AZ (September 23, 2021) Volunteers are needed to provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. No prior tax preparation is needed; training will be provided.  

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within the VITA program: 

The Surprise Fiesta Grande entertainment lineup will include live Latin musical performances at the listed times:

S‌urprise, A‌Z (September 22, 2021) In coordination with their selected third-party recruiter, Surprise City Council is postponing the recruitment for the next city manager.  

“Our current City Manager Mike Frazier is not retiring until after the new year, so our council has some time to explore all our options,” said Mayor Skip Hall. 

Surprise, AZ (September 20, 2021) Surprise Parks & Recreation invites you and your family to watch Disney Pixar’s “Coco” at the Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, September 25! 


Surprise, AZ (September 10, 2021) Surprise Parks & Recreation is excited to host their second Esports Open! Players ages 7-17 are invited to register for the Saturday, September 25 event for friendly video-game competition featuring Super Smash Bros.

Surprise, AZ (September 9, 2021) Surprise Parks and Recreation will be offering a one-week Fall Break Camp, October 18-22, 2021. Fall Break Camp registration will begin Tuesday, September 14, for Surprise residents and Tuesday, September 21 for non-residents.

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S‌urprise, A‌Z (September 22, 2021) In coordination with their selected third-party recruiter, Surprise City Council is postponing the recruitment for the next city manager.  

“Our current City Manager Mike Frazier is not retiring until after the new year, so our council has some time to explore all our options,” said Mayor Skip Hall. 

City Council wishes to thank all applicants that applied for the position.

City of Surprise

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Regularly scheduled Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.


For agenda information, call 623.222.3154

Surprise Parks & Recreation is excited to host their second Esports Open! Players ages 7-17 are invited to register for the Saturday, September 25 event for friendly video-game competition featuring Super Smash Bros.

The city’s Esports Open is a casual-competitive gaming event focused on engaging high volumes of players with exciting presentation. The city’s partner, Bravous Esports, provides all the gaming equipment and presentation for a seamless, flowing, competition. Professional commentators will be on-site to make gameplay exciting and accessible!

Surprise, AZ (September 15, 2021) Tennis season has officially arrived in Surprise and the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is in full swing as it prepares to welcome approximately 2,400 players, competing in several United States Tennis Association (USTA) League National Championships this fall.

With more than 320,000 tennis players taking part each year, USTA League is the country’s largest adult competitive tennis league. Top teams from local league play earn the chance to compete in district and/or sectional championships, with the winners of sectionals advancing to USTA League National Championships.

Surprise, A‌Z (September 3, 2021) Registration is open for the popular Surprise HOA Academy! Fall 2021 classes will be held virtually via WebEx. Please join us for a four-week series of informative, interactive presentations.

The goal of the Academy is to provide expert information for HOA residents, board members and managers. Topics include roles & responsibilities, managing the community, contracts, emerging trends, code compliance and more.

Class #1: Wednesday, October 6, 6 – 8 pm

Surprise, A‌Z (September 15, 2021) Surprise residents can begin scheduling appointments next week to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes during the city’s fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, September 22 – October 1.

Scheduled pickups will occur Monday, October 4 – 14. To streamline the process, households north of Bell Road will have scheduled pickups October 4 – 8. Households south of Bell Road will have their scheduled items picked up October 11 – 14.

Surprise, AZ (September 14, 2021) Surprise will host a series of tournaments for the fast-growing sport of pickleball, welcoming over 1,900 participants to the city.

The following tournaments will take place at the Surprise Pickleball Courts, located at 14534 W. Tierra Buena Ln. Admission is free, so come out and watch the action!

Surprise, AZ (September 14, 2021) Drivers can anticipate lane restrictions while the city performs pavement preservation activities on Bell Road, weather permitting:

Bell Road, Cotton Lane to the Loop 303 – September 20-24
Bell Road, Loop 303 to just west of Reems Road – September 26-October 1; October 4-8; October 28

Both milling and paving work will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.