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The Adelante Healthcare Community Health Team is offering free health services at the Surprise Resource Center.

Every Tuesday, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., residents of all ages can take advantage of services like blood pressure and glucose screenings; health education; assistance applying for Medicaid and food assistance; and more!

No appointment necessary.

The Surprise Resource Center is located at 12425 W. Bell Rd.

For questions regarding these services, please call 623.222.1600.

To learn more about the Human Service Community Vitality Department, go to surpriseaz.gov/HSCV or contact 623.222.1647.

 Get ready to run like you’re headed home at Surprise Stadium on Friday, March 3 with the 5th Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K and 1K Fun Run presented by Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.

The box office at Surprise Stadium, Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, will open for in-person ticket sales beginning Saturday, February 4 at 8 a.m.

Surprise Stadium will host 30 games this season, including matchups against every team in the Cactus League. Additionally, the Royals have been selected to host a World Baseball Classic (WBC) exhibition game at Surprise Stadium against Great Britain.

Surprise Stadium is looking for experienced vocalists, musicians and Color Guards to perform the National Anthem at Surprise Stadium for Cactus League Spring Training games, February 24 – March 25, 2023.

Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) will transfer operational oversight of our three City of Surprise libraries on March 3, 2023, four months ahead of the originally announced date. 

 Registration for Surprise City Court Academy (CCA) is now open for 9 – 12grade students interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and gaining insights into the fields of law and government

 Surprise City Council approved the formation of a Transportation Department at their December 6 meeting, and City Manager Bob Wingenroth has named Eric Fitzer as director of the new department.

 Looking to start off the new year with new goals or experiences? The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now enrolling for the winter session of special interest classes including pee wee sports, dance, fitness, tumbling, martial arts and more!

Join the Surprise Police Department’s Bicycle Patrol Unit for a fun neighborhood ride and bike safety event! This free family-friendly event is Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Growing Minds Preschool, 17999 W. Surprise Farms Loop South.

Surprise, AZ (December 22, 2022) Join the Surprise Police Department for a Motorcycle Safety Class on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Surprise Stadium parking lot, 15850 N. Bullard Ave.

The City of Surprise has two online calendars showcasing events happening throughout our city!

City-hosted events can be found at surpriseaz.gov/calendar. Some upcoming highlights include the Surprise Founder’s Day Party, SciTech Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service, arts events and more! This is also where you can find City Council meetings and City-related meetings.

 The City of Surprise Sunday in the Park series continues in January, February and April!

This City of Surprise event has been recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2022 issue of Sports Destination Management: 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.

The first event of 2023 is happening January 22 and will feature live music by Thaddeus Rose, various food trucks, an assortment of beers and wines, entertainment and more!

The City of Surprise Sunday in the Park series continues in January, February and April!

The first event of 2023 is happening January 22 and will feature live music by Thaddeus Rose, various food trucks, an assortment of beers and wines, entertainment and more!

The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for three councilmembers.

The Surprise City Academy begins on February 27 and meets weekly through April 17. Most classes will meet from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Surprise Public Safety Building, 14250 W. Statler Plaza.

The City of Surprise and the Sports & Tourism Department will welcome hundreds of pickleballers back to the courts as they prepare to compete through a series of events sanctioned by the United States Amateur Pickleball Association (USAPA).

Waddell Road will remain closed to east- and westbound traffic at the Bullard Avenue intersection for the next 8-10 days as crews work to fix the road following a water pipe puncture caused by a contractor performing utility work.

Tax season is right around the corner and the City of Surprise Human Services and Community Vitality Department, in partnership with A New Leaf, is offering free tax preparation services to both individuals and families with qualifying incomes.

Groundwater: What it is and why more needs to be done
January 26, 2023 • 8:00am
Join this discussion around why groundwater matters, how it is often the sole source of water in many parts of Arizona, and why communities around the state are in need of more options to manage it wisely.

Surprise, AZ (January 19, 2023) The box office at Surprise Stadium, Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, will open for in-person ticket sales beginning Saturday, February 4 at 8 a.m.

The City of Surprise is starting the new year by continuing to plan ahead, and we want our community’s help as we update our General Plan. This guiding document helps the City plan for the next decade, addressing items from land use and open space to transportation and services.

S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 19, 2023) What do you love about living in Surprise? What services do you value most? What can the city do better to improve the quality of life in our hometown?

You can share your thoughts in the 2023 National Community Survey (NCS)!
 The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is offering youth soccer, tee-ball, baseball, softball and volleyball leagues along with sports skills classes and clinics this Spring!

Registration begins January 9 and runs through January 27. Late registration starts January 28 with a $20 fee. Head to surpriseaz.gov/surpriserec and click on ‘Youth Sports’ or call 623.222.2000 to get signed up.

The intersection of Waddell Road and Bullard Avenue will be fully closed beginning in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 11 and until repairs to the road can be completed, which is anticipated to be in the next 4-9 days.

Surprise, AZ (January 20, 2023) It’s time to update the City Council district boundaries in Surprise, and the City is asking for resident participation in the process.

– The Surprise Police Department’s Citizens Patrol is actively recruiting residents who want to volunteer at least 20 hours a month to help the Surprise Police Department serve our community.

S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 18, 2023) The City of Surprise Fiscal Year 2024 budget building process kicked off at the City Council Work Session on Tuesday, January 17.

S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 18, 2023) The Surprise City Council selected District 6 Councilmember Chris Judd to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

City of Surprise Youth Services is inviting first through fourth-grade students to register for the Surprise Literacy Challenge. The challenge encourages students to get reading by having them log their minutes of reading and complete fun challenges to earn badges and prizes! 

This was the first in a series of presentations to Council by the City’s Finance Department regarding the overall development of the budget and the upcoming annual process.

Surprise, AZ (December 7, 2022) Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) will transfer operational oversight of our three City of Surprise libraries on March 3, 2023, four months ahead of the originally announced date. 

Local high school students can join Surprise City Court AcademySurprise, AZ (December 7, 2022) – Registration for Surprise City Court Academy (CCA) is now open for 9 – 12grade students interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and gaining insights into the fields of law and government

Surprise, AZ (June 27, 2022) Did you know that the City has a plan to guide community development decisions for the next 10-20 years? It’s called a General Plan, and Arizona state law requires that it’s updated every 10 years.

The City’s existing plan was adopted and ratified by voters in 2013, so we are embarking on an update. This will be the “Surprise 2040 General Plan.”

Surprise, AZ (October 6, 2022) – The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department will be temporarily closing the small and large dog parks at Surprise Community Park for overseeding of the grass areas. Both areas of the dog park will be closed Monday, October 17 through Monday, November 7.

During this temporary closure, dog park visitors are encouraged to visit Dick McComb Dog Park at 17894 W. Westpark Blvd

Surprise, AZ (October 5, 2022) – Mayor Skip Hall officially proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” at last night’s Regular City Council Meeting. As part of the proclamation, City Hall will be lit purple all month to help raise awareness for this critical issue.

Surprise, AZ (October 4, 2022) – The City is looking for volunteers to join our new Servants of Surprise (S.O.S.) program. These volunteers will work to raise awareness and participate in outreach efforts to help connect individuals and families in crisis to resources in our community.

Surprise, AZ (October 3, 2022) The Surprise Saguaros, one of six teams who compete in Major League Baseball’s Arizona Fall League, will begin their season on Tuesday, October 4 at Surprise Stadium. The Surprise Saguaros team is made up of at least seven prospects from the five feeder organizations – Astros, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Royals.

Take a survey to shape services at the Multigenerational Community Resource Center

Surprise, AZ (October 4, 2022) – The City of Surprise is gathering feedback from residents about the programs and services they would like to see in the future Multigenerational Community Resource Center. The vision for the center is to relocate and expand programs and services currently limited by space in the Surprise Resource Center, Hollyhock Library and Surprise Senior Center and move them into this new centralized location, close to the Villanueva Recreation Center.

Surprise, AZ (October 3, 2022) Did you know that pumpkins float? Join us on Saturday, October 15 from 12 – 3 p.m. and see for yourself! The City of Surprise is excited to welcome you to the Surprise Pumpkin

Surprise, AZ (September 29, 2022) The Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex is now registering for Surprise Tennis University!

Surprise, AZ (September 29, 2022) – Crews will be performing pavement preservation projects on several roadways in Surprise during October. These mill and overlay projects will occur from October 3 – 26, and crews will work in the areas during the daytime and night. These projects are done to help lengthen the life of the street surface and help improve the ride quality for our residents and visitors.

Surprise, AZ (September 28, 2022) Attention goblins, monsters, superheroes and princesses of all ages! Join the City of Surprise Parks and Recreation Department for our Monster Bash & Pumpkin Patch on Friday, October 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.!

Surprise, AZ (September 14, 2022) Homeowners can apply now to receive assistance with a variety of property maintenance services including but not limited to landscaping, minor painting and trash removal. The intent of the program is to assist low-income Surprise residents who may not be physically or financially able to maintain their homes as required by local codes.

Applicants must:

•           Reside in the City of Surprise

•           Be the owner of the property or have received landlord permission

•           Reside in the property as their primary residence

•           Be present at the time services are being provided

•           Meet need guidelines

During these projects,