Grand 4th of July Celebration at the Grand Opening of the Ariel-Foundation Park
by Rashienne Naranjo
July 1, 2015 - 12:00 PM
the 4th of July with family and friends at the grand opening of the
Ariel-Foundation Park, located on Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon.
park boasts of a 250-acre green space and a lot of amenities for the
whole family to enjoy, such as walking trails, picnic areas, lakes,
woods, bike paths, historic ruins, terrace landscapes, a smokestack, and
Visitors can engage in different activities offered
by the park, such as tractor trailer rides, canoeing, kayaking, and
fishing. There are seven pavilions in the park packed with tables which
is open to the public at no cost. Parking is also free of charge.
park’s grand opening will highlight many of its attractions and will be
a great way for everyone to celebrate the 4th of July in a new and
The park opens at 1:00pm-10:30pm and will
run family activities from 1pm-5pm. Live music will start playing around
5pm and will continue until closing time. This will feature bands such
as the Columbus Brass Band, which is the main highlight of the musical
event, the North High Street Stompers, and Swing is the Thing. There
will also be an MTVARTS production of Mary Poppins, a laser show
synchronized to the music of Columbus Brass Band, and fireworks to end
the fabulous night with.
The event is completely free of charge
and the first 100 children will receive free kites, Frisbees, and
fishing poles. Families may choose to bring their own food for picnics
or may choose to purchase food from a variety of food vendors on site.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the park’s breathtaking scenery.
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