SaturdayFirst Day Hike - January 1, Jan. 1, 2022 - 11 AM
Free Event

We're excited to once again offer a LIVE guided hike through the park on Saturday, Jan 1. Length will be 1-1.5 mile. We'll divide hikers into several smaller groups. Get your family outside and moving this winter!

Our dedicated volunteers will provide a bonfire where walkers can warm themselves before or after the walk. The Urton Clock House will be open for restrooms throughout.

NO lunch will be provided this year; however, coffee, water, and snacks will be offered in the Urton Clock House. 

Dogs are allowed on the hike but must be well-behaved and on a leash the entire time.

Questions? Contact 740-398-6603.


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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