Letter From The Mayor

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Springdale is not your typical tourist town, it is a special place. Not only is it surrounded by the beauty of Zion National Park, but it provides a variety of experiences to those who come to visit the park. Although the population is only approximately five hundred and fifty residents, it serves millions of visitors a year.

 

There are a variety of businesses in Springville to meet the needs of almost anyone. Looking for something to eat? There are plenty of eateries to choose from. If you want a quick homemade sandwich or a fine dining steak you will find it here. Most of the businesses are mom and pop shops where the owners can be found working somewhere in the business. Art galleries feature works from some of the finest artists, and the majority of them are locals.

With the increase of visitors to Zion National Park, there have been growing pains. In the last two years, the number of visitors has soared from 3 million two years ago, to 4.3 million last year. Holidays are especially busy, so the people of Zion and Springdale are looking for solutions to handle the increase.  

The free shuttle busses that operate both in Springdale and Zion started early this year, and will operate for a longer time.  Zion is in the process of replacing or refurbishing the shuttle busses. Springdale is working with other communities in Washington County to include a transit system that would provide daily busses from St. George to Zion National Park.

A lot has changed over the years, but a leisurely stroll through town will show that there is a lot going on in Springdale. However, one thing that has not changed is the hospitality that welcomes you. We invite you to come and see what Springdale has to offer, and await the opportunity to share with you the beauty that is Springdale.

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Sincerely,

Mayor Stan Smith

 

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