Surprise & Arizona

“The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.” from the Ralph M. Brown Act. 1953

Colorado River water is currently the only renewable surface supply available to Surprise. All meetings of the city council and the mayors subcommittees will comply with the Arizona revised statutes.

Aquatics Maintenance Assistant: This is a part-time, entry-level position for those that enjoy working outside. This position will work between 15-20 hours per week assisting in the overseeing of the Surprise Pools by performing both grounds and aquatics maintenance. Early morning and weekend hours required. Experience is not necessary but is desired. The individual chosen will receive training from an experienced team member. 

Assistant Swim Coach: Surprise Storm is in need of a swim coach! Surprise Storm is a year-round, USA Swimming program with the Parks & Recreation Department. Team member ages can range from 7-years old through high school. Visit for more information! This part-time role is for those who enjoy working with the youth, has prior swimming experience, and is willing to learn from a great coaching staff. If you are a former swim coach, we would like to have you; if you are looking to get into coaching, this can be your first step! 

Interested in joining our team? Visit or call 623.222.2000 for questions on how to apply!

Cactus Rd to be closed, 175th Ave to Magnolia Dr, April 10-12

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. Read more…

Surprise, AZ (March 29, 2021) A City Council-led initiative to assist community organizations in providing programs and events that benefit City of Surprise residents is now accepting applications.

Marley Park Splash Pad closed for maintenance April 12-18

Splash pads at both Dick McComb City Park and Veramonte Park will remain open. Read more…