Dark Sky Preservation

For the past 12 years, the Town of Springdale has been taking steps to preserve the quality of the dark night skies.

The Town has adopted standards for outdoor lighting at residences and businesses. In conjunction with the SR9 reconstruction, the Town installed new night sky-friendly streetlights. The town later made custom retrofits to those streetlights to better control the light and protect the night sky. The Town has arranged and sponsored a series of night sky lectures, telescope star parties, and other educational events to help promote awareness of the importance of dark night skies. The Town has partnered with Zion National Park on their dark sky preservation efforts and supported their nomination as a dark-sky park.

All these efforts have helped preserve the dark night sky in the town. Springdale continues to enjoy dark night skies and clear views of the stars because of our community’s commitment.

The Town of Springdale is hoping to become the third dark-sky community in Utah.

  1. Shelly Heaton

    Zoning Administrator
    Phone: 435-522-4130

  2. Tom Dansie

    Director of Community Development