August 21, 2017
Gates open early. The start of the partial eclipse begins at 11:48 a.m. The start of TOTAL ECLIPSE begins at 1:16 p.m. and lasts for only 2 minutes 14 seconds at Klondike Park, 1 minute 35 seconds at Broemmelsiek Park, and 1 minute 1 second at Quail Ridge Park. Then we phase back into partial eclipse, which ends at 2:42 p.m. and the event is over at 3 p.m.
Klondike Park, Broemmelsiek Park and Quail Ridge Park
Free! Space is limited! Must be pre-registered!
Total Eclipse in the Park Celebrations
Monday, August 21, 2017
Be a part of the most memorable event of 2017!
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.
Out of 2 min. 40 secs.,
Klondike Park will have the longest duration of total darkness with 2 min. 14 secs. after the moon passes directly in front of the sun. Broemmelsiek Park will have 1 min. 35 secs. of totality and Quail Ridge Park will have 1 min. 1 sec. total darkness.
Space is limited to our events and guests must be pre-registered to enter the park. To register, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/stcharlescountyparkrec/Activity_Search and choose "Total Eclipse in the Park - Broemmelsiek Park," "Total Eclipse in the Park - Klondike Park" or "Total Eclipse in the Park - Quail Ridge Park." You may also register by calling our administrative office at 636-949-7535.
The Parks Department is currently looking for volunteers, and event sponsors. For more information, call Nancy Gomer at 636-949-7900 ext. 7646.