Park announces winners of 5th anniversary photo contest

1AWARD Ariel SunsetThe Foundation Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of its Ariel-Foundation Park 5th Anniversary Photo Contest. Jurors included Bill Ernst, art photographer; Carol Shurlow, photographer and long-time friend of the park; and Joshua Morrison, photographer for the Mount Vernon News. View all entries here...

Park Continues to be Recognized as Fascinating Destination

Taken by Brian GrayAriel-Foundation Park, now in its fifth year, was recently recognized by several publications and websites as a top destination. Its unique features such as the Rastin Observation Tower, The Terraces, The Ruins and The Lakes make the park a great outdoor getaway spot, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Brian Gray)

Park Seeks Part-Time Event Facilitators

hiringPART-TIME EVENT FACILITATORS

Work for three esteemed venues. Great potential for hours and growth. Ideal for retirees, teachers wanting summer employment, college students, etc. Could be seasonal; potential to be year-round. Must be a HS graduate.

Tower closes; park remains open during COVID-19 situation

Tower closedThe Foundation Park Conservancy met virtually on the morning of Monday, March 23, to discuss events and items related to Ariel-Foundation Park and the current COVID-19 situation. Public health is a priority for park leadership and is a major reason for the park’s existence.

Wildflower Project Continues to Take Shape

Jody Holland and Mark Fritz working on the wildflower fieldSteady progress is being made on the wildflower/pollinator gardens on the west side of Ariel-Foundation Park. If the weather cooperates, discing is happening this week to prepare the soil for the winter.

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Park Info

 

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 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]
740-501-9293

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
307 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]
740-393-9577

 
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