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The City of Surprise has closed all playgrounds and amenities at city parks to reduce gatherings of large groups. A 3-year-old boy is recovering in Glendale after he got to an insecure gun and shot himself.

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Surprise, AZ (March 24, 2020) Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Surprise Resource Center is reducing the number of public walk-in hours, while maintaining call-in hours to ensure service to the community.

The Surprise Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for social services. Through strategic partnerships with a growing number of community-based organizations and government agencies, the center offers Surprise residents connections to services that include everything from rent and utility assistance, employment support, food and nutrition resources, and more.

Effective Wednesday, March 25, public walk-in hours are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday:  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pacific ADA Center is Open for Business

The Pacific ADA Center is open for business to answer your questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), despite the current pandemic. Please call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) or 510-285-5600 (V/TTY) during our regular business hours. You can also email us at and we will respond the next business day.

Please check our website regularly for updates on the ADA at

Surprise, AZ (March 24, 2020) To minimize the potential spread of illness by reducing opportunities to gather, Surprise is closing all city park amenities and facilities effective immediately.

The closure includes: playgrounds, water fountains, basketball courts, pickle ball courts, dog parks, skate park, splash pads, restrooms, and volleyball courts. Ramada and field reservations are not being accepted at this time. 

Please continue to practice social distancing while utilizing walking paths or open space and wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Do not use the parks if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness.  

Additionally, the following parks and recreation facilities remained closed: Countryside Recreation Center, Sierra Montana Recreation Center, Villanueva Recreation Center, Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool.

For more information on parks and recreation closures, please contact or call 623.222.2000.  

Surprise, AZ (March 24, 2020) Cotton Lane will be closed from Waddell to Cactus roads for storm-related roadway repairs today, Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26. The section of roadway will be milled and repaved.   View a complete list of road restrictions in Surprise at


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Surprise, AZ (March 16, 2020) Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. Public comment will be taken through several technology solutions. 

Surprise, AZ (March 18, 2020) The intersection of Litchfield and Cactus roads will be closed for signal upgrades from 8 p.m. Friday, March 20 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

Laurel Lane will be closed between Litchfield Road and Rivera Drive on Monday, March 23 for road improvements. The roadway is scheduled to reopen by the end of day on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

View a complete list of road closures and traffic restrictions at

Surprise, A‌Z (March 19, 2020) In consultation with members of the Surprise City Council, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Skip Hall announced a State of Emergency for the city of Surprise today in an effort to preserve public health. 

Surprise, AZ (March 20, 2020) You can have a major impact by helping your neighbors! During our current public health crisis, the need of those in our community is increasing. The city of Surprise is asking our residents to donate some critical items.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department will hold a public hearing regarding the city’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), and the Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan. 

The public hearing will be held at the regular City Council meeting on April 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the following location: 
City of Surprise 
City Council Chambers, 
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza 
Surprise, Arizona 85374-7470

Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Meeting. Public comment will be taken by phone and email. The following are instructions for each method of comment:

The city of Surprise is partnering with local businesses to support restaurants impacted by the health pandemic. 

Surprise, AZ (March 23, 2020) Local nonprofit Benevilla is seeking volunteers to help our community’s seniors during this difficult time.   At this time, Benevilla needs immediate assistance with the following volunteer opportunities:   • Grocery shopping: Assist older adults who cannot go to the grocery stores in getting essential everyday items. • Assisted transportation to medical appointments: Provide safe, friendly, transportation for older adults to and from essential appointments. • Phone pals: Contact older adults in our community that might be isolated and provide opportunities for companionship. • Emergency errands: Assist older adults with identified essential errands.   These services can help ease the burden and worries of family members caring for loved ones and ensure older adults with no family support are not left isolated, alone and in need of every day essentials.   “We are strongest when we work together,” says Joanne Thomson, President and CEO of Benevilla. “Now is the time to support those in our community who are vulnerable and need us the most.”   Volunteer applications can be completed at or for more information, call 623-584-4999.

Surprise, A‌Z (March 19, 2020) In consultation with members of the Surprise City Council, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Skip Hall announced a State of Emergency for the city of Surprise today in an effort to preserve public health. 

Effective 5 p.m. this evening, city facilities will be closed to public until further notice. City business will continue to be conducted. Please be assured that core services will not be affected, including fire-medical, police, trash, water and other essential city services. Additionally, the city is suspending all City of Surprise water customer shutoffs through May 10.