Venue Reservations

To reserve any of the picnic pavilions, including the Park National Bank ($50) or Kiwanis Pavilions (free), please call the Park Facilitator at 740-501-9293.

Please note that Schnormeier Event Center, Knox County Foundation Pavilion, and Urton Clock House are closed to bookings for 2023.

View the Park's Food & Alcohol Policy.

Venue Descriptions:
Schnormeier Event Center
Knox County Foundation Pavilion
Urton Clock House
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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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