Total Solar Eclipse Events Planned
The Parks Department and the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) are preparing for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse event that will be visible throughout St. Charles County on Monday, August 21, 2017!
As a result, we are planning three Total Eclipse in the Park celebrations at the following parks: Klondike Park in Augusta; Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance; and Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville. These exciting events will be limited to 1,000 guests per park and each guest will receive a pair of commemorative eclipse glasses for safe viewing.
Since our events have limited space, and the total solar eclipse has the potential to bring thousands of visitors to our area, it's important for citizens, schools, businesses, and first responders to plan early, be prepared for increased tourists and traffic in our area, and safely view the total solar eclipse.
Are you in the path of the total solar eclipse? Click on the link and zoom in on the map to see if your home, business, or school will be able to experience totality or total darkness when the moon is directly in front of the sun. Klondike Park will see 2 min. 14 secs. of totality, Broemmelsiek Park 1 min. 35 secs. of totality, and Quail Ridge Park 1 min. 1 sec. of totality.
To learn more about the total solar eclipse, our celebrations, and how you can be a part of the most memorable event of 2017, contact Parks Marketing Coordinator Nancy Lee Gomer at 636-949-7535.