Urton Clock House and Museum
The Urton Clock House and Museum is open May 1 through September 30. Volunteers are needed to host the museum and offer general park information. Hours: Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m., Saturdays from 1-5 p.m., and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Possibly open on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 P.M. depending on the ability of our volunteers to host.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Marshall and Marjorie Winkle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 740-397-9692.

CA&C Welcome Center
Plans are underway to have volunteers at the CA&C Welcome Center starting later this spring as bicycle traffic increases on the trail. Those who would like to volunteer at the CA&C Station Welcome Center, may contact Doug McLarnan at 740-398-3165.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Free Summer Concert Series, all held at the Schnormeier Events Center, please contact Susan Kahrl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adopt the Park for a Week"Adopt the Park" for a Week
For 2017, we are encouraging civic groups and other organizations to Adopt the Park for a week throughout our open season. Your organization could opt to do some weeding/landscaping, trash pickup, volunteer at the Clock House/Museum for a weekend, provide concert assistance, or develop your own special project to serve the park. Below, find a schedule of organizations already signed up:

12: Freedom Riders 4-H Club

10: Freedom Riders 4-H Club
9-11: Town & Country Garden Club at the Clock House

14-16: Psi Iota Xi

11: Freedom Riders 4-H Club
29: Mount Vernon Rotary Club

8: Freedom Riders 4-H Club
22-24: Psi Iota Xi


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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