North Fork Park

North Fork Park was designated in April 2015 [International Dark Sky Park (Bronze Tier)] as the world's 21st International Dark Sky Park, preceding Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The broad-based community team supporting this accreditation includes Weber State University, Ogden Astronomical Society, GEM Committee; education partners include the Division of Wildlife Resources (Northern Region), Ott Planetarium, Wasatch Audubon Society, HawkWatch, Ogden Nature Center, Swanson's North Fork Park Environmental Center.

See spectaculartime-lapse video of the night skies over North Fork Park from photographer Casey Grimley (Riverdale, UT).

Commissioner Matthew Bell and Jennifer Ann Graham (Weber County Director of Parks) have, from the beginning, been key supporters; their efforts are greatly appreciated. View IDA press releasehere; complete accreditation applicationhere.

See North Fork Park and other Utah International Dark Sky Parks at:Visit Utah: Dark Sky Parks.

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2016 Ogden Valley GEM Committee /Ogden Valley UT Chapter, International Dark-Sky Association ( (