The beautifully renovated and updated CA&C (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus) Depot and William A. Stroud Welcome Center is located on South Main Street (enter from Columbus Road) and is home to the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Mount Vernon, and Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau offices.
The Urton Clock House at Ariel-Foundation Park serves as an event space available for rent.
There are several picnic pavilions available in The Lakes area of Ariel-Foundation Park. The two largest pavilions may be reserved for community or family events such as family reunions, birthday parties, 5K races, or meeting areas for civic groups. Please be aware that these venues are in high demand. Reservations are made months in advance and we cannot guaruntee availability on your desired date.
The smaller picnic pavilions are available and may be used without reservations. All pavilions offer gorgeous scenic views of The Lakes and The Woods areas of the park.
The Park National Bank Pavilion has a capacity of 256. The cost is $50. Kiwanis Pavilion can hold up to 40 and is free. Both pavilions are equipped with lighting and electrical outlets. Both are close to restrooms and have ample parking.
There is a charge of $20 to bring your own grill to any pavilion.
Expectations for personal use of small picnic pavilions:
- No gatherings over 10 people
- Use a tablecloth and/or disinfect the table and bench when done.
- Place trash/recycling in propre bins or take it with you.
- If these expectations cannot be met, small pavilions will be closed.
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Video created by Carol Shurlow.
The Meadows is a wide open, flat space to the west of The Ruins and The Terraces. This is the perfect area for games and activities that require a large grassy area. It is an inviting spot to toss a Frisbee or fly a kite.