There are several easy ways to get to Ariel-Foundation Park depending on where you are in Mount Vernon.

From Downtown: Head South on Main Street and make a right onto Columbus Road. You can then turn right on Madison Ave for the Lakes, or right on Pittsburgh Avenue for the main parking area.

From SR36 & SR229: You can look for the Harcourt Road entrance to The Lakes, or use Pittsburgh Avenue to get to the main parking area.

Click the map below to get customized driving directions. If using Google, use 10 Pittsburgh Avenue as the address.



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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