Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Government approval phase

Location

Saratoga Springs, Utah
United States

Announcement: 

2 April 2017

Site: 

22.8 acres

Construction Status

The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple is currently in the government approval phase. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

An official rendering of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

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


Temple Announcement

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 Bountiful Utah Temple
47th operating temple
Bountiful Utah Temple
, Brigham City Utah Temple
139th operating temple
Brigham City Utah Temple
, Draper Utah Temple
129th operating temple
Draper Utah Temple
, Logan Utah Temple
2nd operating temple
Logan Utah Temple
, Jordan River Utah Temple
20th operating temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
, Manti Utah Temple
3rd operating temple
Manti Utah Temple
, Monticello Utah Temple
53rd operating temple
Monticello Utah Temple
, Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
49th operating temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
, Ogden Utah Temple
14th operating temple
Ogden Utah Temple
, Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
130th operating temple
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
, Payson Utah Temple
146th operating temple
Payson Utah Temple
, Provo City Center Temple
150th operating temple
Provo City Center Temple
, Provo Utah Temple
15th operating temple
Provo Utah Temple
, St. George Utah Temple
1st operating temple
St. George Utah Temple
, Salt Lake Temple
4th operating temple
Salt Lake Temple
and Vernal Utah Temple
51st operating temple
Vernal 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.


Temple Facts

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
15th operating temple
Provo Utah Temple
(1972), the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
49th operating temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
(1996), the Payson Utah Temple
146th operating temple
Payson Utah Temple
(2015), and the Provo City Center Temple
150th operating temple
Provo City Center Temple
(2016).


  1. "Pending & Recently Approved Applications," City of Saratoga Springs, 17 Jul. 2018, 5 Oct. 2018 <https://www.saratogaspringscity.com/229/Pending-Recently-Approved-Applications>.
  2. "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.