towerLRYou can become a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner and honor someone you love or celebrate a special occasion by "renting" the tower lights for one night or an entire week. Ariel-Foundation Park will light the tower in the color of your choice. PLEASE NOTE: We need at least one week's notice.


  • Live web-cam feed with special notation on the Rastin Tower page on the Ariel-Foundation Park website.
  • Announcement on Ariel-Foundation Park Facebook page.
  • Certificate with still photo featuring your color mailed to honoree.


  • $50 for one color for one night
  • $75 for two colors for one night
  • $200 for one color for one week
  • $250 for more than one color for one week

Terms of Application:

  • Applicants will be officially notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail or phone.
  • Unavailable dates include July 4 and Christmas.
  • Ariel-Foundation Park is under no obligation to provide any feedback if application is denied.
  • The Foundation Park Conservancy has sole discretion over what lightings are and are not approved.
  • There is no agreement renewal; current/past Lighting Partners must apply each year to be considered.
  • Approved applicant must promote the lighting beyond the included publicity.
  • Rastin Tower will not be lit for political campaigns or candidates, or religious holidays other than Christmas.
  • The Ariel-Foundation Park "home color" is white, when there are no rented occasions.

Apply to be a Lighting Partner








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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