Watch the Solar Eclipse in Lexington

Parks & Recreation providing three viewing locations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 15, 2017)— It won’t happen again in the United States until 2024, making 1-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, the kind of opportunity no one should miss … a total solar eclipse, 95 percent visible in Lexington.

Lexington Parks & Recreation has three locations to enjoy the view – McConnell Springs, Raven Run and Thoroughbred Park. Complimentary glasses will be provided at all sites to make it safe to watch.

Sav’s Chill will be onsite at Thoroughbred Park with some eclipse specials, such as “moon pies” and “sundaes” for purchase. A Cup of Common Wealth will be onsite with a Chocolate Holler coffee cart with “light and dark” eclipse specials, including light and dark roast drip coffee, iced white chocolate blossom and a cold brew shaker (dark chocolate). They will also have some deals at their location across the street at 105 Eastern Ave.

School has been dismissed for the day, so Parks will bring along its Park & Play van at Thoroughbred Park. SplashJam, at nearby Northeastern Park will also be open.

The partial eclipse will begin around 1 p.m. and end around 4 p.m., with a maximum partial eclipse viewing time set for 2:28 p.m. Please bring a chair or blanket.