In an effort to help eclipse visitors deal with August heat, the City of Carbondale has designated the Carbondale Civic Center as a cooling site. The city will also have first aid stations in and around the downtown area.
In addition, there will be shuttle service between three locations and the City Hall. The three designated shuttle parking areas are Carbondale Community High School, the University Mall and Oakland Cemetery, located at the Corner of Rigdon Street and Oakland Avenue. There will also be shuttle service to and from Southern Illinois University.
The City says that all city-owned public parking will be open to the public on a first-come first-served basis with a two hour time limit.
For more information visit: http://www.carbondaleeclipse.com/
Southern Illinois University also has many activities planned and to see those, point your browser to: http://eclipse.siu.edu/