Councilmember Duffy joins SimonCRE for a ground breaking ceremony for Village at Prasada.

January 2022 • D3 Monthly Newsletter

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Village at Prasada

On December 3, I along with Mayor Hall and Councilmembers Winters, Cline, Hastings and Judd joined SimonCRE for a Ground Breaking ceremony! Josh Simon, President of SimonCRE, held the ceremony in honor of the beginning of the Village at Prasada near Loop 303 & Waddell Rd. The Village at Prasada is the first major power center on the West Coast in over a decade! Thank you for choosing Surprise!

Councilmember Duffy joins SimonCRE for a ground breaking ceremony for Village at Prasada.

Fire Stations 304 & 308 Ribbon Cutting

City of Surprise held a shared Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of two Surprise fire stations built in 2021 – Fire Station 304 in our northern area and 308 in southeast Surprise. The ceremony held on December 14, included remarks from Mayor Skip Hall, Councilmember Roland Winters, Councilmember Chris Judd and Fire-Medical Chief Tom Abbott.

Fine Art & Wine Festival

The 10th annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival returns January 7-9, 2022, and will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Admission is $3 and is cash only.

Live music and a variety of food trucks will add to the atmosphere of the art arena. In addition to tasty meals, there will be plenty of goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth, including kettle corn, caramels and ice cream.

For more information about the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, please contact Thunderbird Artists at 480.837.5637 or visit

MLK Celebration Events

Martin Luther King Jr.The City of Surprise is excited to announce two events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2022. The programs are for all ages and will include a variety of local musicians, performers and speakers.

  • Wednesday, January 12 – MLK Musical Celebration & Reflections
  • Saturday, January 15 – MLK Day of Celebration & Service

Stay up to date on these events at

Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park returns to Mark Coronado Park in January! Join us on January 23 from 3 – 7 p.m. for live music, various food trucks, an assortment of beer and wine, and family-friendly entertainment such as bounce houses, face painting, a trackless train and more! View event details: Future dates are February 13 and April 3.

2022 Spring Training packages

AZ Cactus League 2022Season ticket and mini-plan packages for the 2022 Spring Training Season will go on sale at Each ticket option will offer unique perks, savings over the individual game ticket price, choice of the best available seating locations and exclusive access to special season ticket plan holder events and pre-sale opportunities.

Surprise Party

Friday, December 3, Mayor and Council attended the tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Annual Surprise Party in front of the Surprise Stadium. A big thank you to the community for coming out to enjoy another successful holiday celebration, and to our Surprise Parks and Recreation team for all they do to make this a Winter Wonderland in the desert.

The Christmas Tree at Surprise Party.

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Sites

Christmas Tree DisposalThe City of Surprise is offering four Christmas tree drop-off locations for residents’ convenience. The lots are open now through January 18, 2022 at the following locations:

  • Bi-Centennial Park
    16705 N. Nash St. (south end of the parking lot)
  • Surprise Recreation Campus / Youth Baseball Complex
    15795 N. Parkview Pl. (across from Valley Vista High School)
  • Dick McComb Softball Park
    17894 Westpark Blvd. (parking lot on corner of 180th Ave & Westpark Blvd.)
  • Asante Community Park
    16763 W. Vereda Solana Dr. (parking lot at the north end of the park)

Please remove all decorations and place the trees in designated areas only. There is a limit of two trees per household. For more information, please call 623.222.1900.

Meet and Greet

District 3 Community Meeting bannerMy next meeting will be on January 8 at 9 a.m. at Spencer’s Place, 15341 W. Waddell Rd. #B101. Please check for updates to my Meet and Greet schedule. As always, feel free to email me at with any questions or concerns you may have.

City Council Meetings

The next regularly scheduled City Council Meetings are January 4 and 18 at 6 p.m. Please tune in on, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at, or on Cox channel 11.

Please continue to check the City of Surprise website, at for updates to meeting schedules and other important announcements.