summer bagpipe concertsSundays, May 30 through Aug. 1 - 8:30 p.m.
Red bridge on Central Lake
Social distancing guidelines should be followed.

Bagpipe music at sunset will once again fill the lakeside air in Ariel-Foundation Park this summer. A piper will be playing at the red bridge on Center Lake at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evenings this summer.

Cardio Drumming was very popular in 2020Foundation Park Conservancy is proud to offer a variety of FREE physical fitness activities at the park this summer. All will be held in the Schnormeier Event Center and are sponsored by United Way of Knox County and each of the fitness providers including Crossfit 1808, Hot Yoga Escape, Marshall Winkle , Hannah Kelling, the YMCA, Step Into Fitness, Anisha Maxwell (cardio drumming) and Heidi Varner (Zumba).

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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