Austin and UT Partnership: Eclipse Viewings in Parks

A map of the United States shows a dark band spanning from Mexico and Texas to Maine, representing the path of totality.

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Learn about opportunities at parks around Austin to view the April 8 eclipse through solar telescopes on loan from The University of Texas at Austin.


Through a partnership between the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and The University of Texas at Austin, Austin residents in all 10 City Council districts have the chance to experience up-close solar viewings during the Great North American Eclipse on Monday, April 8.

The University is providing eclipse glasses and telescopes with solar filters for independent and guided viewing in select parks between noon – 3 p.m. City officials are encouraging residents to minimize travel and view the eclipse close to their home or workplace due to the expected influx of visitors and the eclipse’s potential impact on traffic April 8.

Learn more about the Austin Parks and Recreation Department eclipse viewing locations at

Visit for official City of Austin viewing information, and UT’s eclipse hub, to read stories and watch videos about the science, history and cultural impact of solar eclipses.

Read the UT News story