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Surprise, A‌Z (May 12, 2021) City Manager Mike Frazier announced today that he has selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina to serve as the next Chief of the Surprise Police Department.

Surprise, AZ (April 28, 2021) The Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex racquetball courts will be closed to public play from Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 22,due to tournaments being held during this time. 

Surprise, A‌Z (May 3, 2021) The search for a new City of Surprise Police Chief is moving forward, with finalist interviews set to take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  

The application period for the position closed on March 23 after receiving 62 applications.  

The six finalists for the position of Police Chief are: 

Supreme Court to hear lawmaker’s defamation case

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear the defamation case that stems from Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers’ attack ads during her failed 2018 Congressional run.

Surprise, AZ (May 5, 2021) The City of Surprise is reopening programs at the Senior Center in a phased approach, with limited front desk access and exercise classes available now. The center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock St., is a hub for connection and activities for those age 50+ and adults with disabilities.

All Senior Center participants will be required to fill out a new enrollment packet when returning to in-person participation. Enrollment packets are available at the Senior Center during the hours listed below or online at Completed packets should be dropped off at the Senior Center. Membership is $12 per year for Surprise residents and $15 for non-residents. Fees are due with membership forms.

Facemasks are encouraged, but not required. Dates, capacity requirements and times are subject to change without notice.

Passport services will return to Surprise City Hall beginning April 19, by appointment only.

Surprise, A‌Z (March 23, 2021) The Surprise City Council invites you to tune in for the premiere of the 2021 State of the City video presentation on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. 

Surprise, A‌Z (April 5, 2021) Do you have a favorite restaurant that you would like to see open in Surprise? What about a unique shopping experience that you want added to your hometown? Tell us in the 2021 Surprise Retail Survey 

Surprise, AZ (April 6, 2021) Cactus Road will be closed between 175th Avenue and Magnolia Drive from 5 a.m. Saturday, April 10 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 12, for utility work.

Surprise, AZ (April 7, 2021) The City of Surprise is excited to offer Summer Break Camp for youth in first through fourth grades at Countryside Recreation Center,15038 N. Parkview Place; and Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N. Spring Lane, for participants in fifth through eighth grades.  

This is a fun-filled camp that includes afternoon snack, daily activities, arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips. Field trips may include, but are not limited to, bowling, laser tag, water park, movies, pools, Amazing Jakes and much more!  

Summer Break Camp 2021 will be held May 24 through July 30, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.  


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Surprise, AZ (April 1, 2021) Surprise is joining cities across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — and in return residents can win $3,000 towards home utility payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity will receive a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to serve the community.

The annual challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which cities can best inspire their residents to make an online pledge at to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. 

To participate, residents must make a series of online pledges to conserve water at  through April 30.