Solar Eclipse 2024

On April 8, 2024, a captivating celestial event awaits as a total solar eclipse graces the skies. This extraordinary phenomenon, where the Moon gracefully positions itself between the Earth and the Sun, promises an awe-inspiring spectacle. For nearly four minutes in the heart of the afternoon, the sky will be immersed in darkness. Notably, this marks a rare occasion, as the contiguous US won't witness another total solar eclipse until the distant year of 2444.

While there are no formal park programs scheduled on April 8, we offer the following guidelines and rules for the safety of all visitors who will be viewing the eclipse in our parks.

Eclipse eyewear
When observing the eclipse before and after totality (partial or annular eclipse), viewers must look through safe solar-viewing glasses or "eclipse glasses." These are much darker than regular sunglasses to combat the Sun's intense rays.

When visiting any park site, please note the following rules:
   • NO PARKING ON GRASS


   • NO CAMPING


   • NO FIRES


   • STAY ON TRAILS


   • DOGS ON LEASH (Pets are NOT permitted at Oenslager Nature Center/Alderfer-
   Chatfield Wildlife Sanctuary or Granger Wetlands Wildlife Sanctuary.)

Local Resources

Emergency Management of Ohio

Ohio.org

Great Lakes Science Center



City of Medina

Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau

City of Wadsworth