Surprise, AZ (August 22, 2022) The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) in partnership with the cities of Surprise and Peoria will be upgrading the fiber optic communications network along an eight-mile stretch of Bell Road, from Litchfield Road to Loop 101. Work is anticipated to begin on August 29, 2022 and last through March 2023.

Surprise, AZ (August 17, 2022) Surprise is currently seeking event exhibitors and sponsors for the 2022 SciTech event that will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the Mark Coronado Park parking lot, 15850 N. Bullard Ave.

Surprise, AZ (August 18, 2022) Major League Baseball has announced the Arizona Fall League 2022 schedule.

The Surprise Saguaros, one of six teams who compete in the Arizona Fall League, will begin their season on Tuesday, October 4 at Surprise Stadium. The roster for the Surprise Saguaros will include the top prospects from the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Saguaros will compete against the Glendale Desert Dogs, Scottsdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Peoria Javelinas and Salt River Rafters, each team assembling the top talent from each of the 30 Major League Baseball affiliates. 

Surprise, AZ (August 22, 2022) Teams from across the nation will compete in Perfect Game’s Southwest Labor Day Classic and Fall National Championships protected by G-Form, this September at the Surprise Stadium Complex.

Surprise, AZ (August 22, 2022) – Surprise residents looking to prune your landscape or clean out your garage – it’s the perfect time! Take advantage of the Residential Waste Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 10.

Surprise, AZ (August 19, 2022) The Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department is looking for volunteers for our Day of Service events in September, October and December.

Surprise Day of Service is an opportunity to give back to our community. From community cleanups to food bank events, join us and help make our city a better place!

Upcoming events:Surprise, AZ (August 19, 2022) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation department is now enrolling for the fall session of special interest classes, including adult strength & conditioning; pee wee soccer, t-ball and football; art workshops; gardening and much more!

Surprise, AZ (August 18, 2022) – Join us for the Surprise Fiesta Grande street festival celebrating our unique culture, traditions and community! This family-friendly event on Saturday, October 8, from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Original Town Site on Hollyhock Street in the Grand Avenue corridor, offers a fun evening of live music, food, dancing, vintage classic cars and so much more!

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Surprise, AZ (July 18, 2022) – The City of Surprise and Surprise-based fiber internet provider Wyyerd have been awarded $1.65 million by Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to advance broadband capacity in two areas of the community – Surprise City Center and Surprise Heritage District.

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.

Both City of Surprise public pools, Hollyhock Pool and Surprise Aquatic Center, are closed effective today and until further notice due to temporary staffing shortages as a result of possible COVID-19 exposures.

Surprise, AZ (August 2, 2022) – Improvements are coming to Cotton Lane between Cactus Road and Peoria Avenue, which will result in traffic restrictions beginning August 15.

Palm trees within the city’s Bell Road medians will be receiving landscape maintenance (trimming and pruning) August 1-19 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.

August 16, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda Amended

Road closure on Paradise Lane near City Hall, Tennis Complex & Library starting 8/8

Item Amended:

Item #12 – Consideration and action to approve a resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona declaring and adopting the results of the Primary Election held on August 2, 2022, and ordering the recording of such resolution; Resolution #2022-86.

City of Surprise invites community to participate in blood drive on 9/6

Surprise, AZ (August 1, 2022) – The City of Surprise is working on an update to its General Plan, which guides the future vision of the City for the next 10 years, addressing issues such as land use, open space, transportation, infrastructure and services. Public participation is key to this process, and the first community workshop is happening August 30.

Tuesday, August 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Ottawa University Student Union – Second Floor, Upstairs Classroom

14360 W Tierra Buena Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374

Event & Parking Map (Parking available in the City Hall Parking Garage at 16000 N Civic Center Plz, Surprise or at Ottawa University O’Dell Center at 14440 W Tierra Buena Ln, Surprise)

Agendas for the August 16, 2022 Regular City Council Work Session and Regular City Council Meeting have been posted at:

Surprise, AZ (August 11, 2022) – Special event promoters, sponsors and vendors will no longer need a special event license to operate in the City of Surprise, under certain conditions, beginning September 2, 2022.

Surprise, AZ (August 8, 2022) – Surprise water customers can save water and money thanks to new rebates. From now through April 2023, City-serviced residential and business customers can take advantage of the water conservation rebate programs detailed below:

Surprise, AZ (August 5, 2022) Mark your calendars and get ready to register for the City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department’s Tot Time program!

Surprise Residents can register beginning August 10 and Non-Residents beginning August 17.

Surprise, AZ (August 4, 2022) The City of Surprise Parks and Recreation Department and the Michael Phelps Foundation teamed up this summer to teach children ages 6-12 about water safety, conduct swim lessons and teach overall life skills to include hygiene, diet, confidence building and life goals.

Surprise, AZ (August 4, 2022) – Crews will be performing pavement preservation work on two arterial roadways in Surprise during the month of August – Bell Road and Reems Road.

Surprise, AZ (August 3, 2022) – The City of Surprise Fire Medical Department (SFMD) will be opening recruitments for multiple positions from August through September. Each of the positions have their own set of requirements and qualifications listed below: