Venue Reservations

To reserve any of the picnic pavilions, including the First-Knox National Bank or Kiwanis Pavilions (which are free), please call the Park's event coordinator at 740-501-9293.

PLEASE NOTE: The online calendar is under construction. You are encouraged to call the number above for details.

View the Park's Food & Alcohol Policy.

Venue Descriptions:
Schnormeier Event Center
Community Foundation Pavilion
Urton Clock House
CA&C Railroad Depot
B&O Railroad Depot
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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 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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