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.

2021 Friends of the Park

Tower Friends: $1,000 or more

James and Maureen Buchwald
Custom Cutters
Marc and Jen Odenweller
Mark and Denise Ramser
Tom Rastin
RCI Mechanical/Brian Stafford Plumbing
Karen Wright
United Aggregates

Terrace Friends: $500-999

Carpenter Dental Group
Deborah Massa
Amy Murnen
Kurt and Sandra Schisler
Swetlic Chiropractic
Jan Thomas

Tree Friends: $250-499

Sam and Paula Barone
Jim and Diane Goodrich
Brian and Amanda Huprich
Cameron and Christine Keaton
Travis Lauritsen
Mount Vernon Rotary Foundation
Stephen and Jeanne Mullendore
Parrish-O'Neill & Associates, Inc.
Michael Percy and Nicole Pagano Percy
Frederick & Deborah Reeder
Kim and Pam Rose
Keith and Vickie Sant
David and Kim Stuller
Ian and Charlotte Watson

Trail Friends: $100-249

Barbara Barry
Jacob and Stacy Baxter
Doug and Barb Brenneman
Melanie Bolender
Jeff & Norma Boucher
Barry Bowden
Jeff Bowman
R Leroy & Juanita Bumpus
Keith and Katie Burley
Greg and Melissa Coffing
Edward & Janice Cosby
Eric and Kamila Diehl
Jeff and Barbara Ellison
James and Kim Giles
Susan Kahrl
Kokosing River Productions, LLC
Barbara and Gerald Lindstrom
Richard and Peggy Mavis
Sally and Joe Nelson
Rardin Family Trust
Larry Reed and Sarah Goslee Reed
Bob and Pat Ronk
James and Anna Ronk
Jeff and Stephanie Scott
Carol Shurlow
Steve and Janet Thompson
Trina Trainor
Mary and David Whitacre

Other: Up to $100

Christy and Todd Burson
Radojka Joyce Skocic
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
1700 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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