fitness onlineFoundation 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 the Ohio Eastern Star Home and each of the fitness providers including Marshall Winkle, Crossfit 1808, Amber Hawkins, Nisha Maxwell, Shakti Fit, Mount Vernon's YMCA and Step Into Fitness.

Photo by Caden Henthorn, 2020 Park InternAre you and/or your child a budding phtographer? In celebration of your talent and the 5th anniversary of Ariel-Foundation Park's opening, we invite you to share the beautiful images you've taken at Ariel-Foundation Park. Due to COVID-19, we thought it was in everyone's best interest to limit the contest to digital images, so that we are not handling actual photos or other artwork submitted. We look forward to seeing your talent!

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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