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Top of Iroquois Park to be open for eclipse viewing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The top of Iroquois Park will be open for viewing the solar eclipse on August 21. 

Metro Parks will open the gate on Monday at 10 a.m. to allow access.  Both the north and south overlooks will be open.

Normally, the gate to the overlook is only open to vehicle access on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.Saturdays and Sundays. Cyclists and pedestrians can access it throughout the year. 

The park will host several activities Monday, but they will not be handing out American Astronomical Society (AAS)-approved eye wear. Those who visit to view the eclipse are strongly encouraged to bring their own protective eye wear on Monday.

Metro Parks and Recreation recommends five spots for viewing the eclipse including the North Overlook, South Overlook, Summit Field, Panther Point and Krupps Point. 

People looking for a spot to view the eclipse might also consider the Horine Trailhead at the Jefferson Memorial Forest. 

Louisville will not experience a total eclipse of the sun, but it will experience about 97-percent. 

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