Eaton to host ‘Glow in the Park’ total eclipse viewing party


Being in the path of totality gives area residents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the total solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, April 8.

And what better place to watch than the open sky above Seven Mile Park in Eaton?

Eaton Parks & Recreation will host a special eclipse-watching party, Glow in the Park, from 1-5 p.m. at Seven Mile Park, 1601 Park Avenue, on April 8. This fun afternoon of activities, music, and food will provide for the perfect atmosphere for viewing the total eclipse, so get there early to find your perfect spot.

The afternoon will feature performances by some of Preble County’s hottest musical acts, headlined by Tyler Michael Walton and The Mayflower Satchel, and including Big Chili and Ryan+Rose.

There’ll be inflatable fun for all ages, including glow axe throwing, an obstacle course, a giant robot slide, a field goal kick, and a giant boom box bounce. There will also be a 9-hole LED miniature golf to play. Watch for additional activities to be added.

All entertainment and activities are free. Concessions will be available for purchase from Tipsy Hog, Groovy Sweets, Papa John’s and The Stable and Knob Creek Coffee. Watch for additional vendors to come on board as well.

Don’t forget, you will need special glasses for viewing the total solar eclipse. NASA-approved solar eclipse viewing glasses are available for purchase now at the Eaton City Building, 328 N. Maple St. Cost is $3 per pair.

For more information, contact Service & Parks Coordinator Zac Wilson at 937-456-4949, Ext. 123, or via email to