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It's that time of year again!  Mount Vernon, Ohio's Hiawatha Water Park and Pool is due to open May 27th, 2017!  Hiawatha is boosting up their season opening with experiences for all ages to enjoy.  The park features a basketball court inside the complex, as well as two pools comprising that of an Olympic size with 8 swimming lanes, a 30 foot body slide, and one-meter sized diving boards.  Kid's can monkey around in the play area underneath the raindrop fountain, climb atop many platforms, and venture through the tunnels.  Both pools have water basketball and toddlers can enjoy a frog slide and lemon drop sprayers.  Don't worry about finding a spot in the shade, there's plenty of grass and shaded umbrellas for all to relax under.  Take a quick moment to zoom down the slide and check out our awesome footage from The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool, below, part of our ongoing series of 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio

 



*Note that the park will not open if the air temperature is below 70° and the manager will determine pool closures due to any inclement weather.

There are special pricing brackets for memberships purchased before May 1st, 2017!

A Household Membership for Mount Vernon Residents is $180.00 and for Non-Residents, $200.00

Individual Memberships (Ages 6-59) for Mount Vernon Residents are $85.00 and for Non-Residents, $100.00

Child Memberships (Ages 1-5) for Mount Vernon Residents are $45.00 and for Non-Residents, $60.00

Senior Citizen Memberships (60 and over) for Mount Vernon Residents are $50.00 and for Non-Residents $65.00

Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pool in Mount Vernon OhioSwimming lessons are offered at a first come, first serve basis to those purchasing a seasonal membership.  Sign ups for lessons and opportunity for purchasing your memberships will be held Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday May 11th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool has many added bonuses, including use of patron lockers, just bring your own lock!  In order to be eligable to purchase a residential membership, members must reside within the Mount Vernon City School District.

The daily rates for The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool are as follows:

Individual Passes (ages 6-59) are $7.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $5.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Children's Passes (ages 1-5) are $4.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $3.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Passes (ages 60 & up) are $6.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $4.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Children (under 1) are at no cost!

The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool is located at 100 Sychar Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio and hours are between 12:00 noon and 7:45 p.m. from June through August.  If you have any questions prior to the season, feel free to call the City Hall Auditor's office at 740-393-9521.  Once the park is open, call 740-393-0288 for any questions.

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Make memories that will last a lifetime with family and friends in one of Mount Vernon, Ohio's most proud community accomplishments!

2011 Mount Vernon Ohio Fireworks Video

by Sam Miller


  
The Mount Vernon Ohio 4th of July Fireworks Celebration tonight was a seriously impressive event.  The fireworks display featured more than 20 minutes of non stop explosions with colorful light up the sky style excitement.  In my opinion the fireworks this year actually exceeded last years event and last year was pretty awesome especially for a small community.  I created a 10 minute video highlight reel of tonights fireworks and I hope you enjoy watching it.

 

Mount Vernon Ohio Fireworks photo by Sam Miller

July 1st, 2011.  Mount Vernon, Ohio will be having their annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration this evening.  Some of the best locations to view the Mount Vernon Fireworks are from the Memorial Park on Mount Vernon Avenue and also from the Mount Vernon High School parking lot.  Another outstanding viewing location is from the high school athletic / sports fields and also from South Division Street next to the football stadium and track.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair because the fireworks display traditionally lasts anywhere between 20 and 30 minutes.  

This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio".  If you are interested in viewing our previously featured community amenities be sure to visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  

Mount Vernon Skate Park at the Memorial Park

The Mount Vernon Memorial Park is located on Mount Vernon Avenue and this park is a very popular destination for people of all ages.  This park is very well known for having the largest number of baseball / softball fields and ball diamonds in all of Knox County Ohio.  Many people visit Memorial Park for the baseball games either to play or watch a family member or friend.  Be sure to arrive early because sporting events in Knox County attract serious attendance.  However, there is much more to this park than just ball fields.  The park also features a series of very nice lighted tennis courts, a solid surface skate park plus there are even covered pic nic shelters for family reunions and special events.  

Mount Vernon Tennis Courts at the Memorial Park

If you or your children have grown up in Knox County Ohio chance are very good that both you and your children have fond memories of the annual Easter Egg Hunts that are held at Memorial Park each year.  I can clearly remember my wife and I taking our daughter to more than a few Easter Egg Hunts at this park and it was as exciting for us to watch the excitement on the faces of the kids as it was for the kids to actually hunt for the eggs and prizes.  If you have never attended this event before it is truly something to experience because you can seriously feel the excitement in the air while the kids await the sounding of the starting horn.

This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio".  If you would like to view our previously featured articles be sure to view 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  This series is brought to you by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800. 

 

Hiawatha Water Park and Pool Sign

If you are looking for a place to cool off in Mount Vernon, Ohio during the warm weather months you will want to visit the Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools.  The Hiawatha Water Park is located on the corner of Sychar Road and Beech Street.  This site of was previously known as the Mount Vernon Community Pool and it has gone through a significant transformation thanks to a our community leadership and most importantly because of the financial contributions from some very giving members of our community.  The efforts of so many Knox County Ohio residents, business owners and the City of Mount Vernon have paid off in a big way because the Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools are one of the communities most popular destinations during the summer months.   

Hiawatha Water Slide

I have personally visited the Hiawatha Water Park on many occasions and I have had a lot of fun on the water slides.  The big yellow water slide is called the tube slide because you ride the slide sitting / laying in an inflatable tube.  This slide is fairly smooth with some nice twists and turns and most of the kids can ride the tube all the way down the slide and float to the pool exit stairs.  The blue water slide is much faster and is known as a body slide.  You won't need a tube for the blue slide and before you know it you are plunging into the water at the bottom of the slide.  Both slides are extremely popular but if you like a bit more speed you will be all smiles on the blue slide.  The water park features some king sized umbrellas, swimming pools, kiddie pool, a partially submerged playground, rope bridge, waterfall, tunnels and a captain's ship steering wheel.  There is something for everyone at the Mount Vernon Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools

This feature article is part of an ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" by real estate professional Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty.  Feel free to check out all of our previously featured articles by visiting 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio feature articles.      .

Memorial Day Parade in Mount Vernon Ohio

This year the Memorial Day Parade in Mount Vernon was themed "Our Guardians of Freedom and Liberry; May They Rest in Peace".  The parade traveled on East High Street from Catherine Street to the Public Square in Mount Vernon where they had a special heart felt ceremony.  One of the the highlights this year was a wagon filled with 17 World War II Veterans and many of them were wearing their original uniforms and waving flags.  Every Memorial Day Parade is truly an emotional experience and if you missed seeing it in person we have included a short one minute video below.

This is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  To view all of the previous featured articles be sure to visit 365 Thing To Do in Knox County Ohio.     

 

Mount Vernon Ohio Farmers Market Signage on the Public Square

Mount Vernon Ohio Farmers Market.  Every Saturday morning from May through October, you can join neighbors and friends at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market to do a little shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables and some specialty products.  The Mount Vernon Farm Market is located on the Public Square which is at the intersection of Main Street and High Street.   Dozens of local farmers and vendors line the sidewalks of the Public Square offering their goods from 9 a.m. to noon.  In the early weeks of the Farmers Market you can look forward to asparagus, bedding, plants, flowers and spring salad greens.  As early as mid May you might find hydroponic tomatoes grow in Sparta - just 13 miles from the square.  These tomatoes taste AMAZING and they are typically better than anything you can buy in a local grocery store during this time of year.  

Mount Vernon Ohio Farmers Market Produce

There are a few rules for the farmers and vendors who setup shop for the day at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market.  Everything must be grown or produced within 25 miles of the Mount Vernon Public Square and no resellers are allowed.  Local fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and of course, apples can be found as they are in season.  The Farm Market is not all about fruits and veggies because you can also find local honey, maple syrup, grass-fed cheese, jellies and fresh based breaks, pies and cinnamon rolls.  Just writing this article and thinking about all the great fresh food at the Mount Vernon Ohio Farm Market is making me hungry.

Mount Vernon Ohio Farmers Market Customers

The 2011 season for the Farmers Market began on May 7th.  Something interesting is that vendors are prohibited from selling before the courthouse bell chimes at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings.  Bring the entire family - even your four-legged kids - and taste what Knox County Ohio has to offer.  

This community feature article on the Mount Vernon Ohio Farmers Market is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty.  If you would like to view all of our previous features articles be sure to visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.

365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio Highlight Video

by Sam Miller

 

Apple Valley Lake

Our friends at I-CONN Video created a montage video for our Chamber of Commerce which highlights many of our community attractions, activities and industries that are located within Knox County Ohio.  This video is a perfect fit for our ongoing 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio series.  This video takes you on a fast paced tour and includes video footage of concerts, Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, The Knox County Fair, Dan Emmett Dixie Days, The Kokosing Gap Trail Bike and Walking Path, high school sporting events, Mount Vernon Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools, The Apple Valley Lake, Foundation Park and more.  After you watch this 4 minute video you will quickly see why I love helping people buy and sell real estate here in Knox County Ohio.  I am not aware of another similar sized Ohio community that offers more amenities and fun things to do than Knox County Ohio.  

I hope you enjoy the video and I would love to have you add a comment below and share your favorite community amenity.  I would also love for you to comment below and share with us a community amenity that you would love for us to highlight in an upcoming feature article.365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio series is brought to you by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty and is part of KnoxCountyOhio.com

 

Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio

by Sam Miller

 

Foundation Park in Mount Vernon Ohio Photo by Sam Miller

Mount Vernon Ohio features many amazing public parks and Foundation Park is one of our newest additions within our community.  Foundation Park is a serious hot spot for those who enjoy fishing, fun and natural beauty.  The park was once the home of Goodwin Sand and Gravel and as young kids my brother and I used to fish and catch turtles there.  One of my favorite childhood memories was watching our cousin Joe McQueen catch the biggest catfish I had ever seen.  Foundation Park has gone through a remarkable transformation and the lakes are well stocked with fish.  Each time I visit Foundation Park I always keep a watchful eye out hoping that I might see a turtle or two.    

Foundation Park Shoreline in Mount Vernon Ohio Photo by Sam Miller

Special Event:  The Knox County Fish and Game Association's Annual Fishing Derby at Foundation Park.  This special event is for children ages 1-16 and is this coming Saturday May 7th, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 2.p.m.  This is a FREE fishing weekend.  Bring your children and enjoy.  There will be prizes awarded for the biggest fish, the smallest fish and quantity of fish caught.  FREE refreshments for children.  Limited equipment will be available and bait provided.   If you have never visited Foundation Park this weekend could be the perfect opportunity for a little fun.  

Foundation Park Bench in Mount Vernon Ohio Photo by Sam Miller

This Mount Vernon Ohio community highlight is part of our "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" series.  We are continually adding new Knox County Ohio community amenities including hundreds of area attractions, unique restaurants, entertainment, health and fitness locations, car shows, festivals and more.  If you have the inside track on an upcoming community event that you would like to see featured in our 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio be sure to reach out to us and we will do our best to help spread the message.

 

 

365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio

by Sam Miller
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

The 7th Annual SONFEST Festival will be held at The Mount Vernon Nazarene University on September 17th.  SONFEST is an annual outdoor Christian Music Festival.  This year's lineup will feature Family Force Five, 10th Avenue North, Leeland, Britt Nicole, House of Heros, Sent By Ravens, Write This Down, Brent Reed, The Great Transparency, and Wolves At The Gate.  The estimated attendance of this event is over 7,000 people.

 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Attending a music festival of this size is an amazing experience and there really isn't anything else like it annually that is held in or around Knox County.  The SONFEST is a large scale event and the pricing is very very affordable at only $15.00 per person.  The diverse lineup of talent appeals to the musical tastes of most youth and college students.  

The video below below was used to promote the 2010 SONFEST Festival and I will be sure to post their upcoming video here once it becomes available.  Here is the Mount Vernon Nazarene University's website link which will be featuring additional details about the 2011 music festival.  http://www.mvnu.edu/sonfest.  This highlight is part of our 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio series.

 

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