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.

2020 Friends of the Park


Tower Friends: $1,000 or more

James and Maureen Buchwald

Bryan Hayes

Marc and Jen Odenweller

Mark and Denise Ramser


Terrace Friends: $500-999

David and Amy McElroy

Dr. Amy Murnen

E.H. Payne

Keith and Vicki Sant

Dennis Tuttle

United Aggregates

Gordy and Fran Yance


Tree Friends: $250-499

Sam and Paula Barone

Cameron and Christine Keaton

Richard and Susan Murray

Michael Percy and Nicole Pagano Percy

Fred and Deborah Reeder

David and Christy Rigg

Kim and Pam Rose

David and Kim Stuller


Trail Friends: $100-249

Barbara Barry

Melanie Bolender

Barry Bowden

Charles and Kelly Brenneman

Keith and Katie Burley

Robert Drews

Fred and Mary Elder

Phil and Dina Herald

Thomas Kenneally

Jerry and Barbara Lindstrom

Stephen Mullendore

Dick and Susan Murray

Joe and Sally Nelson

Peoples Bank

Sarah Goslee Reed

James and Ana Ronk

Rotary Club of Mount Vernon

Carol Shurlow

Ora Smith

Susan Sukys

Trina Trainor

Ian and Charlotte Watson

Mary Whitacre


Other: Up to $100

Carole Tannehill


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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