Park Seeks Experience Coordinator

Picture of people enjoying the parkPark Experience Coordinator – Job Description

A part-time, year-round Park Experience Coordinator will oversee Ariel-Foundation Park (AFP) hosted programs and community events that make this amazing community asset a focal point for recreation, entertainment, and social interaction in Knox County.

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...

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.

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


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.

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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