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Photo:  James Turner

Open House Dates Released for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

An open house for the newly constructed Saratoga Springs Utah Temple will begin with a media day on Monday, April 10, followed by private tours for invited guests from April 11–14, 2023. Public tours will begin on Saturday, April 15, and continue through Saturday, July 8, 2023, with no tours held on Sundays. President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency will preside at the dedication on Sunday, August 13, 2023. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all units in the temple district at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m.
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Meetinghouse in Use at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

While interior finish work is finalized for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, the adjoining meetinghouse has gone into operation. Local wards now use the building for their Sunday services and weekday activities. Members are looking forward to an announcement of the open house and dedication dates for the temple, which has been under construction for three years. It is one of three temples currently under construction in Utah County.
Photo:  Chad James L. Fournier

Construction Fence Removed from the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

The construction fence that has surrounded the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple site for the past three years has come down. Its function has been replaced by the ornamental fence that protects the inner grounds of the temple where beautiful trees and flowers have been planted, benches have been set in place, and flower pots have been positioned near the entrance. The parking lots have been striped including the handicap symbols. Stunning stained-glass inserts have been installed in the entrance doors. The open house and dedication dates have not yet been announced.
Photo:  Aaron Allen

Lettering Painted at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Craftsmen at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple are painting the inscription lettering on the building's monument signs and entrance portico. Inside, crews are positioning furniture and hanging artwork. Landscapers have nearly finished the job of arranging functional and aesthetically beautiful grounds while punch list items are being identified to bring the temple to final completion. No dates have been announced yet for the open house and dedication.
Photo:  Lori Lowe Hatfield

Be Ye Therefore Followers of God, as Dear Children

A beautiful pair of antelope peacefully follow each other along the edge of a field near the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Hundreds of more plants have been integrated into the landscaping of the temple grounds, which grow closer to completion each day. "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour" (Ephesians 5:1–2).
Photo:  James Turner

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: A Place of Refuge from the Storm

The lighted steeple of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple is like a beacon under the approaching storm clouds. "And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain" (Isaiah 4:6). Pavers are applying a finish layer of asphalt to the parking areas, and progress is being made on landscaping the east and west plazas.
Photo:  Brent R.

Water Feature Installed at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

The terraced water feature anchoring the entrance plaza to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has been installed. Pavers are being installed immediately adjacent to the temple entrance, and trees are being planted in the garden spaces on either side. On the south side, sod is being laid both inside and outside the fence line. Large homes with large windows are being constructed all around this sacred House of the Lord.
Photo:  Brent R.

East Terrace Progressing at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

The latest aerial imagery of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple includes views of the spacious east terrace. Trees are being planted around the hardscaped areas, and black railing has been installed between the posts on the east end where the ground slopes downward. Stained glass has been installed in most of the window openings on the east wall, and finish work is advancing on the interior.
Photo:  James Turner

Take a Walk Around the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Winding walkways have been poured through the landscaping that lies northeast and southeast of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, originating from the sidewalk along Ensign Drive. Retaining walls and planter boxes have been faced in ledge rock, and hardscaping is largely finished for the entrance and bridal plazas. Irrigation lines are being installed and trees are being planted in the garden spaces. Fence posts have been dropped around the immediate temple grounds, and the rails will soon be inserted.
Photo:  Greg Farley

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Pretty as a Postcard

A dazzling sunset engulfs the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple site where hard and soft landscaping is filling in quickly. More concrete has been poured, and hundreds of trees are being planted in garden spaces, parking lot islands, and pavement openings. Residential construction around the temple is also moving forward quickly with more and more houses appearing along Founders Boulevard and the streets that border the temple property.
Photo:  James Turner

Exterior Lighting Tests Begin for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Lighting tests at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple are making this House of the Lord more beautiful than ever. Installers have already placed lights around the steeple and along the parapet. More will be added and tested in the coming days. The lamp posts that line the walkways to the entrance are also operational. The temple will serve the rapidly growing membership on the west side of Utah County.
Photo:  Chad James L. Fournier

Progress on the Entrance Plaza at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Work is progressing on the expansive entrance plaza for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, which will be anchored by a three-tier cascading water feature and flanked by square planters and rows of trees. Concrete-clad posts are being installed for the ornamental fencing that will enclose the grounds closest to the temple. Curved driveways on either side of the building will provide drop-off zones for those giving rides to the temple.
Photo:  Chris Colwell

East Lawn in Place at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Landscaping of the vast grounds of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple continues to progress. Sod has been laid for the east lawn between the bridal plaza and the east monument sign where family and friends may wander as they wait to receive loved ones who are sealed in the temple. A temporary railing has been installed around this gathering plaza, and the retaining walls have been faced in ledge rock to match the curved wall where the monument sign sits.
Photo:  James Turner

Monument Sign Installed at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

A monument sign for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has been installed on the east side of the temple grounds. It stands on a rock-faced retaining wall that will be visible to motorists traveling toward the temple on Founders Boulevard. Landscaping is progressing across the entire property. The plentiful parking for this high-capacity temple is being beautified with trees, shrubs, and mulch.
Photo:  Chris Colwell

Scaffolding Removed from the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Scaffolding has been entirely removed from the exterior of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. The beauty of the impressive edifice is now easily observed without the obstruction of scaffolds, including this view from a grassy median on Founders Boulevard. Landscapers are working quickly to establish the hard and soft elements of the attractive grounds.
Photo:  James Turner

Landscaping the West Entrance to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Beautiful landscaping is filling in the garden spaces on the west side of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple grounds. Landscapers have installed sprinklers, spread mulch, planted shrubs, and laid sod. A handsome entrance wall, clad in ledge rock, sits directly across from the island that divides the incoming and outgoing lanes. Lamp posts line the walkways leading toward the temple.
Photo:  Aaron Tate

Angel Moroni Added to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

A gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni was set atop the newly installed spire on the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple this afternoon. Moroni has been long-standing symbol of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. "Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people" (Revelation 14:6).
Photo:  Aaron Tate

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Spire Installed

The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple grew a little taller this morning when a metal spire was lifted and installed atop the body of the steeple. The tiered, lattice-patterned spire gradually tapers to a point with a round opening on top where the rod attached to the base of the angel Moroni statue will be inserted. The steeple sits directly over the Celestial Room of the temple.
Photo:  James Turner

Ornamental Panels Installed at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

A set of superbly crafted ornamental panels has been installed at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple between rows of windows. The artistic scene depicts the natural beauty and life in the area including the mountains, the lake, marsh grasses, and a pair of great blue herons—the same bird used in the city's logo. With custom details and artwork featured throughout the temple, the sacred structure will feel distinctly "Saratoga Springs."
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Landscaping the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Grounds

Hardscaping and softscaping is progressing each day at the grounds of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. On the west side, concrete structures have been installed for planters and a water feature in front of the entrance. Sod has been laid around the meetinghouse and for the west lawn near the driveway entrance. The south parking lot has been paved, and trees and shrubs continue to be planted in the parking lot islands.
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Planting Trees, Finalizing Cladding of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Scaffolding has returned around the base of the steeple atop the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple where the final pieces of precast trim are being installed. More curbing has been poured for the parking areas on the south side of the lot, and a curving retaining wall has been installed on the east side. Trees are being planted around the meetinghouse and in the islands separating the parking sections. The temple turns a warm ivory color when it catches the golden rays of the setting sun.
Photo:  James Turner

Trees Delivered to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

Soft landscaping is arriving at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple grounds including numerous trees that will be planted in the coming weeks and months. Cladding of the temple in precast panels is all but complete, and temporary glass has been installed in most of the window openings, placing the main focus on the interior and grounds of the temple.
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Little Cladding Remains to Be Done for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Cladding of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has reached the top of the steeple on the east and south sides, leaving few panels to be attached before the precast exterior is finished. Temporary glass is being installed in the window openings to enclose the building and allow more of the interior work to progress. Homes are being constructed along both sides of Founders Boulevard—the street that leads to the temple from the highway.
Photo:  James Turner

Inspiring Progress on the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Cladding of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple is steadily moving up the steeple frame. The windowed tower will sit directly over the Celestial Room and bring in natural light. A tapered, patterned spire supporting a fiberglass figure of the angel Moroni will be attached to the top. Inside the building, framing and utility runs are underway.
Photo:  James Turner

Inscription Stones Installed at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

The inscription stones that sit over the front portico of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple have been installed, bearing the sacred words: Holiness to the Lord ♢ The House of the Lord. Cladding of the entrance structure was recently completed while cladding of the steeple continues. The Red Cliffs Utah Temple, under construction in St. George, will share a floor plan similar to the plan for the temple in Saratoga Springs.
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Cladding the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Spire

More panels have been attached to the base of the steeple for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Progress has also been made on cladding the entrance facades and porticos on the east and west sides of the building. Temporary glass is being installed in the window openings to enclose the structure, as work begins to shift to the temple interior.
Photo:  James Turner

Cladding the Tower of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

A view of the east (rear) side of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple shows the new panels that are being installed at the base of the tower. Cladding of the entrance porticos on the west and east sides of the building is also progressing. A beautiful meetinghouse and grounds building have been constructed, complementing this House of the Lord.
Photo:  Brent R.

Exterior Panels Reach the Top of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

On the south side of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, the beautifully sculpted wall panels have reached the top of the building, inspiring the imaginations of onlookers with how the completed temple will appear. Wall panels have yet to be attached to the top of the north side, the steeple, and the entrance portico. The exteriors of the meetinghouse and grounds building appear to be completed. Construction began just 15 months ago.
Photo:  Brian Olson

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Parapet Panels

The sculpted parapet panels that will form the roofline around the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple have arrived and will soon be set in place. Installers made a practice run earlier in the week with this panel. The repeated design in the panels reflects the nearby lake and mountains that characterize the picturesque community. The temple has been under construction for just over 14 months.
Photo:  Jason Gibson

Cladding Progress at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

The concrete panels for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple continue to climb higher up the exterior of the building with most sides nearing the top. The panels are carefully delivered to the property where a crane hoists each panel into place for the awaiting crew to fasten. In front of the temple, construction is progressing rapidly on the adjoining meetinghouse with exterior trim going up for the windows and doorways.