Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Government approval phase
Announcement:2 April 2017
The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple is currently in the government 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 has been submitted to the City of Saratoga Springs that features a 22.8-acre Special Project site, owned by the Church, that will serve as the "focal feature" of the community. The document stops short of identifying the parcel as the temple site, but there are numerous clues provided that leave little doubt of the property's intended use including the mention of nighttime lighting of 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. There are 16 operating temples in Utah, including the
47th operating templeBountiful Utah Temple,
139th operating templeBrigham City Utah Temple,
129th operating templeDraper Utah Temple,
2nd operating templeLogan Utah Temple,
20th operating templeJordan River Utah Temple,
3rd operating templeManti Utah Temple,
53rd operating templeMonticello Utah Temple,
49th operating templeMount Timpanogos Utah Temple,
14th operating templeOgden Utah Temple,
130th operating templeOquirrh Mountain Utah Temple,
146th operating templePayson Utah Temple,
150th operating templeProvo City Center Temple,
15th operating templeProvo Utah Temple,
1st operating templeSt. George Utah Temple,
4th operating templeSalt Lake Temple and
51st operating templeVernal Utah Temple. The Jordan River temple is currently undergoing renovation. The Cedar City temple is under construction and scheduled to be dedicated on December 10, 2017.2
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
15th operating templeProvo Utah Temple (1972), the
49th operating templeMount Timpanogos Utah Temple (1996), the
146th operating templePayson Utah Temple (2015), and the
150th operating templeProvo 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.