COVID thank you signWe want to say a big THANK YOU to all of Knox County's first responders and essential frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Purchase an 18x24" yard sign to personally say thank you to those who have assisted Knox County in these important roles. Signs are being sold at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market (501 S. Main Street at the CA&C Depot) Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


  • SIGNS: $10 each
  • SIGN with Rastin Tower Lighting to honor a first responder or essential worker: $25 each (please note your lighting date will need to be confirmed on our calendar)


1. Click on the Square logo below to pay by credit card. Signs will be available for pickup at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market (we are not mailing them).

2. If you are purchasing the option to receive a Rastin Tower Lighting, use this link to fill out the Tower Lighting Form with your details. This offer is for a one-color, one-night Tower lighting rental only.

Click to purchase through Square.

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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