Solar Eclipse at The Trinity River


About: DFW community members and visitors are invited to attend a free one-of-a-kind celebration of the total solar eclipse hosted by Trinity Park Conservancy, the non-profit behind the highly-anticipated Harold Simmons Park. Happening at the picturesque Ron Kirk Bridge and Felix Lozada Gateway, this family-friendly iconic event promises to blend fun, festivity and education. Marking 146 years since the last occurrence of a total solar eclipse, this event offers a truly unique experience. 

Date: Monday, April 8th, 2024

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Ron Kirk Bridge and Felix Lozada Gateway on the Trinity River 

Admission: Free to the Public

Entertainment: Attendees can anticipate an exciting event lineup of entertainment and activations, including live performances from event host DJ Space Boi and DJ K Sprinkles, engaging hands-on STEAM activities, solar eclipse-themed games featuring prizes and interactive educational booths. Renowned STEAM educator Jennifer Stimpson, Ed.D., and a team of astronomy experts will guide attendees, including 1,000 elementary school students from Dallas ISD embarking on a special field trip to this event, through the celestial marvel while emphasizing a STEAM education perspective.

Cost: Free. The first 3,000 attendees will receive complimentary solar eclipse glasses.

RSVP: Please register online.

Websites:  Trinity Park ConservancyHarold Simmons Park.

Info: Christine Sweet, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, 

About Harold Simmons Park

As one of the first major recreation projects within the Trinity River Corridor Plan, Harold Simmons Park invites residents to elevate their quality of life with enhanced outdoor Dallas experiences. With its iconic views and a wide array of activity spaces, amenities and programming, it will be the premiere park of Dallas situated along the river, framed by the Ronald Kirk Bridge to the North and the Margaret McDermott Bridge to the South. Encompassing more than 250 acres, Harold Simmons Park is centrally located to connect West Dallas, Oak Cliff and downtown Dallas, across the Trinity River. It will draw Dallas residents to gather and enjoy the river, walking, biking, picnics and more, while creating momentum for the equitable development of areas along the Trinity River.



Credit: Trinity Park Conservancy