Thank you to the following families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that supported Ariel-Foundation Park through a generous contribution to the ‘Friends of the Park’ annual campaign.Combined, the following provided more than $40,000 to help keep the park looking beautiful year-round and safeguard its beautiful natural environment for all to enjoy – free of charge!

Anonymous (two gifts)
Barbara Barry
Jacob and Stacey Baxter
Joe and Marty Bell
Melanie Bolender
Brenneman Lumber Co.
Paul and Janet Brown
Keith and Kate Burley
Todd and Christy Burson
Bryce and Melissa Coffing
Dave and Ellen Culbertson
Jim and Connie Edick
Ellis Brothers
Peoples Bank of Gambier
Sam and Michelle Gilardi
Jim and Kim Giles
Jeff and Erin Gottke
Mark and Elaine Hauberg
Robert Heimann
Phil and Dina Herald
Bill and Cindy Higgs
Brian and Amanda Huprich
Susan Kahrl
Cameron and Christine Keaton
Ann Laudeman
Travis Lauritsen
Bill Levering
Gerald and Barbara Lindstrom
Liz Lutwick
Dick and Peggy Mavis
Joe and Kris Mortellaro
Steve and Jeanne Mullendore
Amy Murnen
Joe and Sally Nelson
Dan and Carolyn O'Brien
Marc and Jen Odenweller
Stanley Orsborn
Steve Oster
Noel and Suzanne Parrish
Michael Percy and Nicole Pagano-Percy
Mark and Denise Ramser
Roger and Chrystal Rardin
Larry Reed and Sarah Goslee Reed
Fred and Deborah Reeder
In memory of Susan Mayer Rex
Bob and Pat Ronk
Kim and Pam Rose
Rotary Club of Mount Vernon
Keith and Vickie Sant
Kurt and Sandy Schisler
Ted Schnormeier
Jeff and Stephanie Scott
Carol Shurlow
Ora and Sue Smith
RCI Mechanical Inc./Brian Stafford Plumbing
Mayor Matt and Joanne Starr
David and Kim Stuller
Martha Stuller
Swetlic Chiropractic & Rehab Center, Inc.
Dennis and Pat Tuttle
United Aggregates, Inc.
Larry and Nancy Vail
Ian and Charlotte Watson
David and Mary Whitacre
Bruce and Kathy White
Karen Buchwald Wright
Gordy and Fran Yance

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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