New Sunset Swings Present Opportunity to Honor Loved One

swingsFoundation Park Conservancy is excited to announce the addition of sunset swings to the park this spring. Most of the swings, which were designed, crafted and installed by Custom Cutters of Mount Vernon, will be located around the central lake in The Lakes area of the park.

Ariel-Foundation Park Gaining Recognition on Regional, National and International Levels

images.mobilism.orgAriel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, a town of 16,000, is quickly gaining recognition on a larger stage. In addition to appearing in "Ohio" magazine in fall 2017, it was also featured in a regional publication this spring, and has been the subject of recent interest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in Victoria, Australia.

Spring Clean-Up Day at the Park

springcleanupAriel-Foundation Park will hold a spring clean-up event on Saturday, May 20, for community members and organizations or groups interested in volunteering to pick up trash and weed mulch beds.

Annual Reports

2019ARcover It is Foundation Park Conservatory's intention to provide highlights of park activities and improvements in the last year as well as to recognize and honor our financial and in-kind supporters, and volunteers. THANK YOU to anyone who has contributed to the ongoing health of the park and its programming.

Click on the cover to the right to view the 2019 Annual Report PDF.

Previous Annual Reports:



Foundation Park Conservancy Offers SEC Stage for Benefit Concert Partnerships

benfitconcertsFoundation Park Conservancy is inviting local bands and non-profit organizations to propose benefit concert partnerships this summer in the Schnormeier Event Center.

"In addition to a diverse schedule of free weekend concerts, featuring an all-new lineup of regionally and nationally touring bands, the Conservancy is accepting proposals for up to four Thursday night concerts, showcasing the talents of well-established local bands or other musical ensembles, and benefiting charitable organizations," according to Conservancy Events Chair Sam Barone.

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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
307 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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