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The Schnormeier Event Center is a 17,000 square foot structure that has been wonderfully preserved at Ariel-Foundation Park.

This building is a focal point for various community events, as it can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. This open building structure is very spacious with significant lighting, an elevated stage, and bathrooms.

This considerable venue is perfect for large occasions such as banquets, parties, concerts, theatrical performances, and weddings. If you wish to reserve this building an event coordinator will be on site at the time of the event. The Schnormeier Event Center is dedicated to park project director Ted Schnormeier and his wife, Ann. It is located next to the Rastin Observation Tower by the Ohio to Erie Trail system.

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 The place to be for concerts and events throughout the season!



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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