menu Home
Local News

MWCD parks hosting eclipse-themed festivities

| April 4, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (April 4, 2024) – MWCD officials are letting everyone know the parks within the district are great places to check out Monday’s total solar eclipse.

Spokesperson Adria Bergeron says Mansfield’s Charles Mill Lake and Pleasant Hill in Loudonville lie within the path of totality and still have some campsites available. However, you don’t have to leave Tuscarawas County for a spectacular view of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

“I believe the coverage at both Atwood and Tappan are somewhere in the 98-percent [range] so it will still be a good representation of the solar eclipse. You’ll still get a good view. I personally can’t say that I’ve seen on in totality but some people say there’s a difference and it’s worth going to get to the complete totality coverage.”

The MWCD parks will also be offering three full days of eclipse-themed crafts and activities beginning Friday/today to build excitement for that big show in the sky. 

Most of the events you do not need to register for but some of the activities – for example, the t-shirt tie-dye – there is a small fee associated with that to cover the cost of the shirt. So if you’re interested in participating in those and want more information, visit the website:

It’s also ‘Welcome Back Weekend’ for the park system’s seasonal campers, although Bergeron says an overnight stay isn’t required to participate in the festivities. Admission is free until Memorial Day weekend if you’re just visiting. 

Written by