Visitors at Ariel-Foundation Park are able to walk among the partial remains of the massive glass-making facility that once stood there.

Historic brick facades, stair and elevator towers, a giant smokestack, as well as other beautiful structures are left standing in the park. These unique features offer a tangible link to the past and serve as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who worked at the Pittsburg Plate Glass manufacturing plant, one of the largest of its kind in the world.



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A tranquil area for quiet and reflection.



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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