Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Awaiting official site announcement; temple plans not yet submitted to the City government
Announcement:2 April 2017
The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple is currently in the planning and approval phase. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. However, a community plan known as Beacon Pointe was approved by the City of Saratoga Springs on December 4, 2018, that features a 22.8-acre Special Project site, owned by the Church, that will serve as a "focal feature" of the community. The document stops short of identifying the parcel as the temple site, but there are numerous clues provided that point to the property's potential use including the mention of nighttime lighting for the Special Project, ornate fencing around the Special Project, the higher elevation of the property, and its location at the end of a tree-lined street with a center island known as Founders Boulevard. The beautiful property sits near the western shores of Utah Lake.1
The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, Utah's eighteenth temple, was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2017, during the Sunday Morning Session of General Conference. At the time, there were 16 dedicated temples in Utah including the Bountiful Utah Temple, Brigham City Utah Temple, Draper Utah Temple, Logan Utah Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple, Manti Utah Temple, Monticello Utah Temple, Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, Ogden Utah Temple, Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, Payson Utah Temple, Provo City Center Temple, Provo Utah Temple, St. George Utah Temple, Salt Lake Temple and Vernal Utah Temple. The Cedar City Utah Temple was under construction.2
Saratoga Springs is a recently established Utah community, incorporated in 1997, located on the west side of Utah Lake in northern Utah County. Church membership in Saratoga Springs and the bordering communities of Lehi and Eagle Mountain has grown rapidly over the past twenty years. There are currently seven stakes in Saratoga Springs, fourteen stakes in Lehi, and eight in Eagle Mountain. The stakes that will belong to the temple district have not been determined.
The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple will be the eighteenth temple built in Utah and the fifth built in Utah County, following the Provo Utah Temple (1972), the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple (1996), the Payson Utah Temple (2015), and the Provo City Center Temple (2016).
- "Pending & Recently Approved Applications," City of Saratoga Springs, 17 Jul. 2018, 5 Oct. 2018 <https://www.saratogaspringscity.com/229/Pending-Recently-Approved-Applications>.
- "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.