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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.

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Surprise, AZ (August 15, 2022) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting team registrations for Fall Adult Co-Ed and Men’s Softball League Divisions, Co-Ed and Women’s Kickball, Adult Basketball, Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball, and Adult Flag Football.

City of Surprise Xeriscape Demonstration Garden now open

The City of Surprise Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is officially open for the public to enjoy. The new one-acre garden is available for public viewing from sunrise to sunset seven days a week and is conveniently located on the Surprise City Hall campus at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, just west of West Valley Arts HQ .

Surprise, AZ (June 16, 2022) The City of Surprise has launched a revamped City website with a new look and feel!

The website features a modern design and reorganized menus that increase your ability to navigate across the website.

Surprise Police introduce online crime reporting option for property crimes

Surprise, A‌Z (June 28, 2022) The Surprise Police Department has partnered with LexisNexis® Coplogic to provide an online crime reporting option for victims of property crimes. The online option allows someone to make a report about certain property crimes, such as stolen items, much quicker than requesting an officer to take a report in-person. It also allows officers to stay on patrol and respond to emergencies.

Surprise, AZ (July 5, 2022) Surprise has launched an online performance dashboard that puts City data at your fingertips!

S‌urprise, A‌Z (June 27, 2022) The City of Surprise is asking residents for help designing our third City pool. City Council has earmarked funding to build a pool that will support all levels of competitive swimming in our community and provide a place to relax and cool off. The location and design have yet to be determined, so we want your input!

The start date for the maintenance of the palm trees within the city’s Bell Road medians has been delayed. The work will now occur August 8-19 during the overnight hours. Temporary inside lane restrictions are expected between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. These will be moving restrictions as crews work from Grand Avenue to the western city limits.

The new dashboard monitors the effectiveness of City programs and services to ensure we are aligned with the City Council Strategic Plan. Our goal is to be successful within the five Council priorities:


Surprise, AZ (July 27, 2022)
– The Maricopa County Elections Department is expected to post the City of Surprise August 2 Primary Election results approximately after 8

Surprise, AZ (July 1, 2022) Surprise City Council approved funding to support the Neighborhood Grant Program that provides eligible neighborhoods with small grants to fund neighborhood events, functions or community improvements.