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Kick off 2021 with “First Day Hike” at Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Join Ariel-Foundation Park for a First Day Hike on Friday, Jan. 1. Walkers should meet at the Urton Clock House at 10 Pittsburgh Avenue anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The 1.5-mile self-guided hike will feature eight stations with audio files describing each station which hikers can listen to on their smart phones. First Day …

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Halloween Hootenanny bring spooky fun to Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Ariel-Foundation Park is pleased to bring the Halloween Hootenanny to life on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4-6 p.m. on The Lakes side of the park. This event is a collaboration among the park, the Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival and the City of Mount Vernon, and is sponsored by Carpenter Dental Group and Steve Fleckenstein …

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MVNU Music Department presents concert at Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will perform a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park. This concert will be the first performance of the MVNU ensembles since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.   The concert will include a wide variety of music featuring …

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Knox Foodies brings Food Truck Rally to Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Knox Foodies, started by local resident Ann Weisent, in conjunction with the Central Ohio Food Truck Association, is pleased to announce its first ever Food Truck Rally happening at Ariel-Foundation Park, 10 Pittsburgh Avenue in Mount Vernon, on Sunday, Oct. 4, from noon until 5 p.m. Planning for the event began prior to COVID. Once COVID …

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Ariel-Foundation Park continues to be recognized as fascinating destination

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Ariel-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. The park was awarded “Traveler’s Choice” status by …

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Ariel-Foundation Park continues to celebrate fifth anniversary with photo contest

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Ariel-Foundation Park continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a photo contest for both adults and youth. The public is invited to share the beautiful images they’ve taken at the park since its opening on July 4, 2015. “What originally started as a goal to have an art contest with a variety of mediums required rethinking …

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Ariel-Foundation Park offers family Jeopardy game night

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Ariel-Foundation Park will offer family game night with an electronic version of “Jeopardy” on Friday, July 24, in the Schnormeier Event Center starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a free activity, and participants will be able to remain socially distanced in small groups. This activity is part of the “Summer in the City” program. The game …

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Ariel-Foundation Park invites community to thank essential workers

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Ariel-Foundation Park is selling yard signs that thank first responders and COVID-19 essential front line workers. They are available for purchase online and every Saturday at the Farmers Market, located at the CA&C Dept at 501 South Main Street. The 18×24 signs are red and white and feature a patriotic design. They are $10 each or, …

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Ariel-Foundation Park concert season and other events cancelled due to COVID-19

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Foundation Park Conservancy announces that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is cancelling its 2020 free summer concert series, including three Movie Mondays and the scheduled Aug. 22 Rastin Challenge for First Responders. “We understand and share the frustration many are feeling right now. However, we have to put safety first and observe public health recommendations …

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City of Mount Vernon July 4 festivities at Ariel-Foundation Park cancelled

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — It is with great disappointment that the City of Mount Vernon and the Foundation Park Conservancy announce the cancellation of July 4th Independence Day festivities, including concerts and fireworks, at Ariel-Foundation Park. The decision comes after continued monitoring of the COVID-19 situation, and advisement from the Ohio Department of Health and Julie Miller of Knox Public …

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