MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council voted to change the name of Foundation Park to Ariel-Foundation Park in recognition of the tremendous support received by Karen Buchwald-Wright and the Ariel Corp.
The unanimous adoption of legislation changing the name encompasses 175 acres, including the recently acquired former PPG site to the south of the park. The acquisition was made possible by the support of Ariel Corp., according to the resolution. This area is currently under transformation to incorporate the former industrial site into an extension of what is now Ariel-Foundation Park.
Council also approved an ordinance that will amend a previous ordinance regarding park rules to reflect the park’s name change and to clean up language that prohibits swimming, hunting, trapping, ice skating and sledding at Ariel-Foundation Park. In addition, motor vehicles are permitted only in designated lots and driveways. Only electric trolling motors are permitted to power boats on the lakes of Ariel-Foundation Park.
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