Knox County Fish & Game Association, along with ODNR and Ariel Foundation Park are having their Youth and Senior/Veterans Fishing Derby Saturday in conjunction with the ODNR Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. $9350 in fish will be released into the center pond’s netted off area. Time to register and start is 9:00-12:00 event will be at the middle lake, free food for registered participants, poles and bait provided.
10 Pittsburg Ave Mount Vernon Oh 43050, look for the tower and proceed north to the lakes

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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