This year the Utah State Laws have changed regarding the days allowed to discharge Fireworks, they are as Follows.

Between the hours of 11am and 11pm except as noted:

  • July 2 – July 5 (July 4 hours extended to Midnight)
  • July 22 – July 25 (July 24 hours extended to Midnight)
  • December 31 (11am – 1am January 1, 2019)


2018 Mapleton Firework Zones Map

Please be very careful when discharging fireworks as it is very dry again this year.  Have a safe and fun 4th and 24th of July.

Beth Larsen and Suzanne Wiscombe

This year Mapleton is honored to have Suzanne Wiscombe and Beth Larsen as our Grand Marshalls on Saturday, July 21st. Each of these women descend from pioneers that settled this area. The best of friends, they are often seen walking the neighborhoods together on a daily basis.


Beth Larsen

Beth Larsen was born in Springville, Utah in June of 1936. She and her husband, Ferrus Larsen, were introduced by his sister when she was seventeen years old. They have 14 children, 58 grandchildren, and 84 great-grandchildren. Ferrus was born in August of 1925 and passed away on June 18, 2013. During his lifetime, he served in both the second World War and the Korean War.

Beth has always been active in the LDS Church and served in stake and ward leadership positions in addition to helping in the community. She currently is a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

When asked what strength she has gained from her pioneer ancestors, she quoted, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

Suzanne Wiscombe

Suzanne Wiscombe was born in Springville on December 1941. She and her husband,

James Elmer Wiscombe, have 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. James was born in Mapleton, in March of 1938 and passed away on December 31, 1991    . To this day, Suzanne has cared for two apple trees that were once near a fence, where James would tie his horse while he attended school.

Suzanne has actively served in the LDS Church in stake and ward leadership positions. Suzanne has served in the community including providing flowers at the Mapleton City sign and a long-time member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

When Suzanne was asked about the strength gained from her pioneer heritage, she said, “An optimistic view of life; Do your share and love the people; and be aware how you talk and treat those around you, they are probably your cousins.”

Pioneer Day Celebration

Saturday, July 21, 2018

To keep updated on important information during the Pioneer Day Celebrations text MAPLETON to 888777.

Schedule of Events


6:30am-7:00am           Wake Up Call

7:00am-7:30am           Flag Ceremony at Mapleton City Park

7:00am-8:30am           5k Race and Fun Run – Start and finish at Mapleton City Offices

6:30am-10:00am         Breakfast at Mapleton City Park

9:00am-10:00am         Parade begins at Mapleton Jr. High School

10:00am-2:00pm        Activities, games, entertainment, and lunch (hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches)

10:00am-1:00pm        Ping Pong Ball Drop REGISTRATION at Mapleton City Park *(ages 4-14) *ages 4-5 not in drop zone – drawing only

Evening Activities at Ira Allan Park (1600 South 800 West)

4:00pm-6:00pm          Ping Pong Ball Drop REGISTRATION (Closes at 6:00pm – NO EXCEPTIONS).

Starting at 5:00pm      Food Trucks and Vendors at Ira Allen Park

6:30pm-7:30pm          Helicopter Ping Pong Ball Drop (ages 6-14) *ages 4-5 not in drop zone – drawing only

6:30pm-6:45pm – Ages 12-14

6:45pm-7:00pm – Ages 9-11

7:00pm-7:15pm – Ages 6-8

7:15pm-7:30pm – Prizes Awarded

7:30pm-8:00pm          Skydivers

8:00pm                        Opening Ceremony

8:15pm-10:00pm        Concert by The Salamanders

10:00pm (approx.)      Fireworks in the park (bring ear protection for small children). This year’s show will rival any show in the valley.


5k and Fun Run

Register for Mapleton’s 5k and Fun Run at  It will be held the morning of July 21, 2018, with all the other festivities that day! Please register early as there will be NO at the door registration this year.  More information can be found on our Facebook page at Mapleton 5k 2018.



For more information, or to register for the Pioneer Day Parade, visit or on Facebook under “Mapleton Pioneer Days”.

As you are probably by now aware, we are deep into construction season which means orange barrels, flaggers, and traffic delays but also the hope of nice new smooth road surfaces.  There are several projects going on right now in Mapleton.  UDOT is resurfacing Highway 89 from the south end of town up to approximately 1200 North.  This will include updating some pedestrian ramps, grinding the existing road surface and laying a brand new 2” overlay of asphalt.  Mapleton City is resurfacing several roads ranging from a full depth reclamation and rebuild to edge mill and 2” overlay.  The roads that will be affected over the next month or so are:

  • US89: US6 to 1200 NORTH
  • 1200 NORTH: MAIN STREET to 1000 EAST
  • 600 NORTH: 200 WEST to MAIN STREET
  • 800 SOUTH: US89 to 1200 WEST
  • 1600 SOUTH: MAIN STREET to 800 EAST
  • 800 WEST: 1600 SOUTH to 2000 SOUTH

Please be safe and courteous as you travel through work zones and we appreciate your patience as we work hard to improve Mapleton City Streets.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 801-489-6253.



The Construction Project on US-89 has officially begun

The initial phase includes removing and replacing Pedestrian Ramps at various intersections along US-89. Please be cautious and courteous while driving through the work zone.

Looking Ahead

Starting on May 30th construction crews will begin rotomilling (removing) the top 1.5 inches of the road surface. This work will start at 1600 North and head South. After the rotomilling is complete, crews will overlay the freshly ground road with 2 inches of new asphalt.During this time, travel along portions of the road will be limited to a single lane with Flaggers directing traffic. Be prepared for delays of up to 15 minutes if you are traveling through the construction zone during working hours.

Keep in Mind

The contractor will maintain access to properties and side streets throughout the project. If your access is directly adjacent to US-89 you may experience temporary loss of access due to construction directly in front of your property. You will be notified before the contractor begins this work.The segment between 1600 N and 3000 S is expected to be completed by mid-June, with the southern end to be completed by fall of 2018One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open in most areas along SR-89 with traffic controls in place continuously.
Some areas will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers directing traffic during working hours. If you would like to receive updated information, please send a request to our project e-mail at:


• Normal working hours will be 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday.
• Traffic may be restricted to a single lane.
• Expect noise, dust, pedestrian detours and inconvenience. There will be times of restricted access during construction.

Contact Information

For questions, concerns or e-mail updates, please contact the Public Information Team:

Hotline: 855-307-9363


Come enjoy fresh produce from local growers, or bring your own produce or crafts to sell. Same night as the Concerts in the Park so there is fantastic music as well! Monday nights from 6:00pm to 8:30pm starting July 30th through September 24th at the Mapleton City Park (corner of Main and Maple Street).

July 2018 Newsletter