Park Has Successful 2016

2016 Year in Review LRThis has been a busy year at Ariel-Foundation Park. With an exciting number of events, rentals, and pavilion reservations, we anticipate an even more active 2017.

Here are some key numbers, illustrated in the image to the left.

$300,000+ invested in ongoing improvements
2 large private events with 2,600+ guests
170 picnic pavilion reservations
55 venue rentals
200+ volunteers donated 5,000+ hours of service
15 concerts
6 weddings
9 5K races
32,000 estimated park visitors

THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored an event, held your family or business activity at the park, or attended an event this year. We have you to thank for a busy and successful year. We're already planning events for 2017 and are looking forward to a great year ahead.

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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
1700 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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