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Get Out and Explore: Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House Details

By Elly, on 10-05-2009 14:36

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    5/13/2009 UPDATE:  Due to miscommunication, invitations will NOT be required to attend the Neighbor’s Tour. Whether you receive an invitation or not, if you live in the Daybreak area you are invited to attend the special Open House from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 23. They request that you don’t bring extended family and friends to the Neighbor’s Tour, but instead invite them to make reservations for a tour during the Open House for the general public.

    UPDATE: A Neighbor's Tour of the temple will be held Saturday, May 23, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM for all residents living in Eastlake Village. The local LDS youth will soon deliver invitations to every home in the area and the temple hosts/ushers will check for these invitations as guests arrive for the Neighbor Tour.

 

     Ticket reservations begin today, Monday May 4, 2009, for the upcoming Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House. Whether you belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or not—whether you’re thrilled, or curious, or concerned about the new temple in Daybreak—the Open House will be an opportunity to explore a local Daybreak feature that you won’t want to miss.

     The Oquirrh Mountain Temple will be open to the general public from June 1 to Aug 1, Mondays through Saturdays, with breaks for the Fourth and Twenty-Fourth of July. One-and-a-half hour tours will begin at 8:00 AM and run every ten minutes until the last one each day at 8:50 PM (except Mondays when the last tour will end at 4:30 PM). Tours will include a short video in an air-conditioned tent about the history of South Jordan and the importance of temples to LDS people, a tour of the interior of the temple building, and light refreshments (it wouldn’t be a church function without those refreshments!)

 

 

.     You can make reservations by calling 801-240-7645 or online at www.lds.org/reservations. Only groups up to ten can be accommodated online, to make reservations for larger groups you’ll need to call. Everyone is welcome to attend the Open House including children in strollers and people requiring wheelchair assistance. There will even be Spanish language translators on hand.

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     As an estimated 800,000 people are expected to attend the open house in those two months, the LDS Church and the City of South Jordan are taking specific crowd-control measures. Of most concern to those of us living near the temple site is the visitor traffic. One of three parking lots and specific directions to it will be assigned with each ticket reservation (and unlike at the Draper Open House, they will require proof of a reservation to park and attend). The temple parking lot itself (accessed from 4000 W) will handle 20% of the parking, while the remainder will be divided between the empty custom home lots to the northwest and southwest of the temple and "No Parking" signs will be posted along the streets. Please view the attached map for planned driving routes and parking areas (all determined by the City of South Jordan). Rumor has it that there will be a special VIP Guest Open House as a “thank you” for residents in Eastlake Village, like me, who’ll have to put up with the inconvenience of lines of cars driving past their front door. I’ll keep you posted on it.

 

 

.     Even though I have to admit I’m not looking forward to a summer of busy streets, it’s something I expected when I chose to purchase a home just down the street from a new temple. And the crowds will only last for a couple of months. When the Open House is over and the temple becomes closed to those without an LDS temple recommend, most continuing patrons will enter the Oquirrh Mountain Temple from 4000 W; returning our lovely community back to its peaceful state. In the meantime, we can appreciate the opportunity to share Daybreak--its beauty, distinctiveness, and sense of community--with the world.

 

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Oh my

By: SLresident (Registered) on 14-05-2009 18:30

Oh my

By: SLresident (Registered IP 151.118.129.176) on 14-05-2009 18:30

All of those neighborhoods and people showing up with no order could be interesting. I am wondering if I would be better off just getting a ticket for an assigned day/time. I hope they have thought of parking, since most of these people do not live in Eastlake.

 

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You just show up

By: Elly (Registered) on 13-05-2009 22:02

You just show up

By: Elly (Registered IP 151.118.128.147) on 13-05-2009 22:02

You don't need a ticket or anything (this has been very carefully confirmed), just show up at the temple on May 23 between 8 AM and 12 noon and you'll be able to take a tour. As no specific tour times have been announced and we could all show up at the same time, there may be some waiting involved. I'm wondering how crowded it's going to be. Since all wards in both Founder's Park Stake and Daybreak Stake (which means all LDS members and their neighbors in Daybreak and Country Crossing and the Dunes) have been informed of this event, there could potentially be a whole lot of people there.

 

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Can we go at anytime?

By: Jason McGuire (Registered) on 13-05-2009 19:21

Can we go at anytime?

By: Jason McGuire (Registered IP 65.100.200.223) on 13-05-2009 19:21

Elly, so on the 23rd we can go any time from 8:00 to Noon? No assigned times? This could be intresting...

 

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Yes...

By: Elly (Registered) on 05-05-2009 07:39

Yes...

By: Elly (Registered IP 151.118.128.147) on 05-05-2009 07:39

...the empty custom home lots will act as parking lots and "no parking" signs will be posted along the streets. I'll add that to the article so it reads a little clearer. I'm still trying to get a few more details from church headquarters.

 

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sorry--HTML illiterate

By: Elly (Registered) on 04-05-2009 04:29

sorry--HTML illiterate

By: Elly (Registered IP 151.118.128.147) on 04-05-2009 04:29

Sorry. Scoop adds the enlargable attached maps, I haven't figured out how to do that. I've stuck on a temp. map until he can fix things. Does this map even make sense? Looking at it a second time, I think maybe I need to clarify a little more...

 

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Where are the maps?

By: Tiffini Sorcic (Registered) on 04-05-2009 04:20

Where are the maps?

By: Tiffini Sorcic (Registered IP 151.118.129.157) on 04-05-2009 04:20

I wasn't able to make it to the meeting on 4/16 to find out about the traffic calming situation. The story indicates maps should be attached. I don't see any....

 

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