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The Urton Clock House at Ariel-Foundation Park serves as an event space available for rent.

Our Urton Clock House Museum and Party Room can easily accommodate an event for up to 72 guests, and the onsite museum provides a deeper look into the past of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant, one of the largest of its kind in the world, and its employees. The Foundation Park Conservancy and the Kenyon College Rural Life Center interviewed former employees of PPG to create this valuable archive along with Curators, Howard Sacks and Dick Murray. The Urton Clock House is located at 10 Pittsburgh Ave. next to the Rastin Observation Tower.


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This museum preserves the history of PPG and the importance of the glass industry to our community.



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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