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The Knox County Foundation Pavilion was the former Carpenters Shop for the PPG plant and built in 1945.

In this unique building, wooden crates for worldwide transport of sheet glass were once fabricated. Its energy efficient V-shaped roof continues to provide natural light and ventilation. This building has since been preserved as a public and private event space available for rent. The abundant glass windows, spacious main room, and facilities make it the perfect spot for any gathering up to 175 people (120 with tables/chairs). Uses could include parties, work events, and family gatherings, among others. There are also multiple picnic tables under cover adjacent to the building on the Barone Patio. If you wish to rent out this unique space an event coordinator will be on site at the time of the event. The Pavilion was a gift from and therefore dedicated to the Knox County Foundation. It is located behind the Urton Clock House, which is on Pittsburgh Avenue.

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This unique structure is perfect for intimate gatherings of family and friends.



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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