There are several easy ways to get to Ariel-Foundation Park depending on where you are in Mount Vernon.

From Downtown: Head South on Main Street and make a right onto Columbus Road. You can then turn right on Madison Ave for the Lakes, or right on Pittsburgh Avenue for the main parking area.

From SR36&SR229: You can look for the Harcourt Road entrance to The Lakes, or use Pittsburgh Avenue to get to the main parking area.

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Park Info

 

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 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.

Contact Us

Foundation Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]
740-501-9293

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
City Hall, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]
740-393-9577

 
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