Eclipse Viewing Glasses

It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun.
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The Great American Eclipse 2017

Herculaneum Parks

Note: City Ordinance 265.090 prohibits overnight camping in any city park

The City of Herculaneum maintains numerous public parks and facilities, including baseball fields and many historical areas.

Kade's Playground, an all-inclusive playground is located in the Herculaneum City Park, adjacent to an eclipse viewing area. The playground is  designed to meet the needs of all children (with and without special needs). The playground features  musical instruments, sensory panels, accessible ramping to play structures, shading, adaptive swings, high back swings. numerous slides and a rubberized, spongy surfacing The playground was built around a volcano theme and features a central volcano structure with a slide. The playground is open during daytime hours.

All Bark Village (dog park) is a one-acre, fenced, off leash dog park located in the Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Avenue. The park consists of a small dog area and a large dog area separated by a fence. Each area features park benches, wading pools, drinking fountains and a shaded seating area. The park is open daily during daylight hours.

The Joachim Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile walking/biking trail located in Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Avenue. in length one longer loop and approximately .71 miles for the shorter loop. The trail is located east of the ball fields off Joachim Avenue. The trail is 10 feet wide on the long loop and 6 feet wide on the shorter loop. The trail is composed of crushed rock and travels through a wetland area along the Joachim Creek and a small rivulet that drains the wetland. The trail also passes through a typical woodland area of mature trees before emerging into a cleared area.


The Daniel Dunklin Grave State Historic Site sits atop the limestone bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River and interpretive signage provides information on Dunklin's life and his role in Missouri's history. The site provides an excellent view of the Mississippi River. The path to the site is ADA compliant. The historic site is open during daylight hours only.

The Herculaneum Boat Launch area is located at the intersection of Joachim Avenue and Brown Road. The concrete launch area provides access to the Joachim Creek. The Mississippi River can be accessed from the Joachim Creek. The boat launch area includes a parking area.


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