Free Tai Chi, Yoga and Zumba This Summer

yogaFoundation Park Conservancy is proud to offer a variety of free physical fitness activities at the park this summer, including tai chi, yoga, and Zumba®. All will be held in the Schnormeier Event Center and are sponsored by the Knox County Health Department, Ohio Eastern Star Home and the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County.

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Foundation Park Conservancy Offers SEC Stage for Benefit Concert Partnerships

benfitconcertsFoundation Park Conservancy is inviting local bands and non-profit organizations to propose benefit concert partnerships this summer in the Schnormeier Event Center.

"In addition to a diverse schedule of free weekend concerts, featuring an all-new lineup of regionally and nationally touring bands, the Conservancy is accepting proposals for up to four Thursday night concerts, showcasing the talents of well-established local bands or other musical ensembles, and benefiting charitable organizations," according to Conservancy Events Chair Sam Barone.

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Park Looking for Volunteers for 2017 Season


Ariel-Foundation Park is gearing up for an active 2017 season and is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles, some of which include serving at the Urton Clock House Museum, at concerts, at the Rastin Challenge and throughout the park performing landscaping and cleanup.

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Improvements Coming to Ariel-Foundation Park

Foundation Park Conservancy receives grants enabling big improvements to Ariel-Foundation Park

glass doors exampleFoundation Park Conservancy is proud to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County and a generous grant from Ariel Foundation.

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Park Has Successful 2016

2016 Year in Review LRThis has been a busy year at Ariel-Foundation Park. With an exciting number of events, rentals, and pavilion reservations, we anticipate an even more active 2017.

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Park Info



 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is closed during winter months.

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