Total Eclipse in the Park

2017 Total Eclipse in the Park

Total Solar Eclipse Events Planned


The St. Charles County 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, Aug. 21, 2017!

Three Total Eclipse in the Park celebrations are planned at 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 the 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.

Find out if you're in the path of the total solar eclipse. 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 minutes, 14 seconds of totality; Broemmelsiek Park 1 minute, 35 seconds of totality; and Quail Ridge Park 1 minute, 1 second of totality.

Tickets to the events are free and will soon be available to reserve online; by calling 636-949-7535; or in person at the St. Charles County Parks office at 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.

To learn more about the total solar eclipse, the celebrations and how you can be a part of one of the most memorable events of 2017, contact Parks Marketing Coordinator Nancy Lee Gomer at 636-949-7535. The Parks Department is currently seeking volunteers, food and drink vendors, and sponsors.

To learn more about the total solar eclipse, please visit National Eclipse.