We welcome your inquiries regarding Ariel-Foundation Park. Please use the following links to communicate to the appropriate staff member.

For general inquiries, bid requests, or items related to park operations, contact our Operations Director.

For inquiries regarding venue or pavilion reservations, weddings/receptions, or tours of the facilities, contact our Reservation Specialist using this form.

For inquiries regarding marketing, upcoming events, donating/sponosrships, or volunteering, contact our Marketing DIrector.

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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