Springdale is a small town situated at the entrance to Zion National Park (Park) with a population of 553 in 2021. The Town of Springdale contains 2927 acres of private land in a relatively narrow canyon in the Virgin River corridor. The Park surrounds the town on three sides. The community is comprised of residential and commercial uses. Most businesses cater to the tourist trade in motels, food service, and retail shops. The major employment is in the service related jobs catering to the tourist trade.
Springdale has endless recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, tennis, and bike rentals available for bicycling, tubing, hiking and horseback riding. It has an elementary school, a county library and a community center. In the midst of a natural rural setting residents can enjoy many cultural activities including famous restaurants, a music festival, entertainment and nightlife such as a giant-screen Cinemax movie, a 1,000-seat outdoor OC Tanner amphitheater, art galleries, a bookstore, a playhouse, concerts, and a bar featuring live blues, rock, jazz or folk music and in season a very popular farmers market. The arts council, Z-Arts sponsors creativity workshops, concerts, poetry and book readings. With mild and beautiful winters, Springdale is noted as a place where the sun spends the winter.
Springdale is a very attractive place to live and people are moving here because of the mild winters, clean air and world class recreation.
The Town of Springdale wants to protect the scenic views and minimize visual impacts to the highway corridor and the neighbor’s house. The town is mindful that Zion National Park surrounds the town on three sides and wants to protect the scenic hillsides and ridgelines when residential homes are built. Their goal is to keep the unique village character, have building colors that blend into the natural landscape and prevent scarring of the natural hillside. I think the town has done an incredible job in doing that and it benefits everyone and preserves property values.