Thank you to the following families, individuals, businesses and organizations that support the park financially through our "Friends of the Park" campaign. A minimum annual donation of $100 allows you to participate in the maintenance, care, and programming of Ariel-Foundation Park.

2019 Friends of the Park

Tower Friends: $1,000 or more

James and Maureen Buchwald
Travis Lauritsen
David and Anne McElroy
Mark and Denise Ramser


Terrace Friends: $500-999

Lanning's Foods
Amy D. Murnen
Dave and Christy Rigg


Tree Friends: $250-499

Robert Drews
Ellis Brothers
Cameron and Christine Keaton
Doug Leonard
Michael Percy and Nicole Pagano Percy
Joe and Kay Randall
Fred and Deb Reeder
Kim and Pam Rose
Keith and Vicki Sant
Kurt Schisler
United Aggregates


Trail Friends: $100-249

Anonymous (2)
Barbara Barry
Melanie Bolender
Charles and Kelly Brenneman
Keith and Kate Burley
Ron and Candy Fox
Morgan and Aly Giles
Phil and Dina Herald
Susan Kahrl
Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon
Jerry and Barb Lindstrom
Richard and Susan Murray
Joe and Sally Nelson
Peoples Bank of Gambier and Mount Vernon
RCI Mechanical & Plumbing
Larry and Sarah Reed
Robert Ronk
Carol Shurlow
Ora Smith
Susan Sukys
Ian and Charlotte Watson
Mary Whitacre
Naomi Worthington

Other: Up to $100

David and Janette Carpenter
Miki Dudevski
Martha Stuller


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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