Recent Reviews

We love to hear personal stories about people's interactions with and experiences at Ariel-Foundation Park. Thousands of people visit the park annually, whether traveling through on the bike trails, enjoying a stroll with the family dog, challenging themselves to climb Rastin Tower, or taking in one of our many concert events. It's an exciting place to be and we love sharing it with Ohio and beyond.

But don't take our word for it...

Cleveland travel blogger Kate Kaput and her mom visited Mount Vernon and Ariel-Foundation Park in August. They were particularly taken with the park, its beauty and history, and its proximity to a vibrant downtown.

You can read about their entire adventure here.

Blogger Kate Kaput

Recent Google Reviews (we have more than1,000!)

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Google review

Recent Trip Advisor Reviews

Trip Advisor Review

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And these are just the tip of the iceburg. People are discovering Ariel-Foundation Park's special nature for the first time every day, or for the hundredth time in new and unique ways.

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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