Hours of Operation during Solar Eclipse

For Immediate Release

Town hours of operations during solar eclipse

Lincoln, ON – (Aug. 18, 2017) – In preparation of the solar eclipse and protecting our residents, the Town of Lincoln pools (A.F. Gretsinger and Jordan) will not be in operation from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Additionally, day campers will be kept inside during this three-hour window. Splash pads remain open, however, the Town encourages residents to follow the safety tips below if outdoors. The pools will reopen at 4 p.m. for the regularly scheduled activities.

The solar eclipse is expected to occur between 1-4 p.m. It takes anywhere from 60 to 80 minutes for the eclipse to reach maximum, depending on your location. The closer to maximum the eclipse gets, the more of the Sun will be behind the Moon, the dimmer the light will get and the more noticeable the eclipse will be.

The Canadian Space Agency recommends the following to protect your eyes:

  • Never look directly at the Sun. Always use a proper solar filter. Only the following filters are recommended:
    • filters specifically designed and approved for solar observation, available at astronomy stores
    • specially designed "eclipse goggles" or "viewers
    • #14 welder's glass (do not use a lower shade!), available at some hardware or welding supplies stores
    • Look for filters that meet the requirements for ISO Standard 12312-2:2015
  • If you are driving, do not look up and do not wear eclipse glasses while driving



Carrie Beatty
Senior Communications Specialist
Town of Lincoln  
Cell: 905-401-5707             


4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
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