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2024 Total Eclipse

The City of Perrysburg will be within the band of totality, making  it a great location to witness the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Perrysburg is expected to experience around three minutes of darkness. The last time Ohio saw a total solar eclipse was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will occur in 2099! Because of this, state planners anticipate an influx of travelers to and through Wood County on the day of the eclipse. We have set up this page to communicate information to the public. Please check back as we are regularly updating this page.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime event safely. We also have links to other helpful resources on the left navigation bar (or the submenu at the top if you're on your mobile device). Be sure to also check the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Statewide predictions indicate that there could be an influx of travelers in and around Perrysburg. Because of this, city officials have been making plans to accommodate while keeping residents and citizens safe. The roads highlighted in red on the map below have been designated as Emergency Response Corridors from April 6-9, 2024. This means that vehicles that are illegally parked will be ticketed and immediately towed. Parking will be allowed in designated spots. View the City of Perrysburg's public parking locations here.

Vehicles will be towed by Wright Tire & Auto located at 26914 Eckel Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Perrysburg FAQs

What events will be happening in Perrysburg?
Visit Perrysburg will be hosting "Total Eclipse of the 'Burg" on Saturday, April 6. Please refer to their website for more information.
Will businesses be open?

Please contact individual businesses to see if they will be open or closed. City offices, Perrysburg Municipal Court, and Perrysburg Schools will be closed on Monday, April 8.

Will my garbage pick-up be delayed on Monday, April 8?
Yes. The City will be delaying garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up for one day that week.
Will communication be disrupted?
With an influx of people into our area, we could experience some communication issues. Please take this into consideration and have a back up plan in order to reach those necessary. Think about Wi-Fi calling, landline use, messaging apps, etc.

Public Wi-Fi at Rotary, Municipal, Woodlands, and Rivercrest Parks will be restricted beginning the evening of Sunday, April 7 through the morning of Tuesday, April 9. This is to ensure that emergency responders have a designated place to communicate with each other should communications such as cellular service be disrupted. 

Please make sure you are signed up for CodeRed Emergency Alerts in case the City needs to send information to the public.
How will traffic be affected?
The State of Ohio is encouraging people to come early and stay late, as there will likely be heavy traffic on the day of the event. Expect travel times to increase. 
How can I plan ahead?
Many travelers are expected in our area, and local hotels have seen an influx of bookings. Other travel amenities such as food and fuel may be in high demand. Consider securing these items and any other essential items such as prescriptions, beforehand.
Where can I go to watch the eclipse?
All of Perrysburg's parks will be open. The restrooms are scheduled to open the first week of April. Extra restrooms will be installed at Municipal, Rivercrest, Rotary, Three Meadows, and Woodlands Parks.

Click here for information about Perrysburg parks.
Where can I find public parking?
Click here to view the interactive map of public parking lots in the City of Perrysburg.