April 8 Solar Eclipse Information

Powell will be a part of history on Mon., April 8, when the solar eclipse reaches totality at 3:11 p.m. for approximately 1 minute and 45 seconds. There are many great places to watch the eclipse including home, work, or in our parks! We welcome you to visit a Powell Park to view this once in a lifetime event. Plan ahead by following the suggestions and guidelines below:

  • Be prepared for the day. If driving, fill up with gas, dress for the weather, bring food, water, a first aid kit, and your eclipse glasses.
  • Parking in parks in limited. Parking in non-designated spots and grassy areas is prohibited. Please consider walking or riding your bike to your neighborhood park. Because of increased traffic, we encourage you to use our bike trails.
  • Expect heavy traffic, especially between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. as people arrive and depart. Parks are open from dawn to dusk.
  • Wear eclipse glasses to safely view the sun during the partial eclipse phases of a solar eclipse, before and after totality. Pick up a free pair of eclipse glasses at City Hall (47 Hall Street) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Mon., March 25 while supplies last (2 per person.)
  • Cell phone service may not be available in the parks during the eclipse.
  • Overnight camping is prohibited in all Powell Parks.
  • All parks, except Meadowview Park have restrooms that will be open during the eclipse.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages can be brought into the park (no grills or open flames). The DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) will be in effect at Village Green Park.
  • Leave no trace. Please place all trash in designated receptacles.

A higher volume of people will be visiting our parks. Please be considerate of others experiences by limiting noise (music, etc.), using trail etiquette and sharing space.


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