By the mid-twentieth century, Springdale began to boom, and residents of the unincorporated, sprawling village recognized a need for some form of local government. In 1959, Springdale incorporated to become a municipality. As time passed, the old Mormon pioneer features of the community were replaced by contemporary structures necessary to sustain the bustling tourist economy that Springdale enjoys today. Even with such changes, many of the core values of its pioneer settlers still endure.
Throughout the town, the pioneer architecture incorporating native sandstone and other design features from its past are clearly evident. Most importantly, Springdale remains a friendly, safe and clean community, the home of residents who are committed to providing stewardship worthy of a place unique in the world for its beauty and spiritual qualities.