Thank you to the following families, individuals, businesses and organizations that support the park financially through our "Friends of the Park" campaign. A minimum annual donation of $100 allows you to participate in the maintenance, care, and programming of Ariel-Foundation Park.

2017 Friends of the Park

Sam and Paula Barone
Barbara Barry
Adam Bartels
Melanie Bolender
Jeff and Normal Boucher
Barry and Susan Bowden
Keith and Katie Burley
Cheri Butcher
Mike and Carol Conway
Janice Cosby
Henk and Annie Dekker
Dennis-McDaniel CPA
First-Knox National Bank
Ron and Candace Fox
James and Kim Giles
Burton and Lois Hanson
Paul Hothem
Joseph Humbert
Tim and Susan Kahrl
Joseph and Kimberlee Klesner
Travis Lauritsen
Frances LeFurjah Family Fund
Richard and Peggy Mavis
Dr. David McCann
Robert and Elisabeth Meier
Joe and Krys Mortellaro
Mosaic Financial Group
Dr. Amy Murnin
Joseph and Sally Nelson
Marc and Jennifer Odenweller
The Peoples Bank
Michael Percy and Nicole Pagano-Percy
David and Marci Pressler
Susan Ramser
Roger Rardin/Rardin Family Trust
Frederick and Deborah Reeder
Kenneth and Jan Reynolds
Robert Rock
Robert and Patricia Ronk
Kim and Pam Rose
Ted and Ann Schnormeier
Stephen and Laura Short
Carol Shurlow
Weston and Stacy Snyder
Brian Stafford Plumbing
Dr. Rebecca Stilson
Stephen and Janet Thompson
Perry and Louise Trinkner
Mary Whitacre

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 open during winter months, as long as weather allows.

Contact Us

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

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

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