St. Paul's Church

Mount Vernon

Despite being just 4.4 square miles, Mount Vernon runs the gamut from quiet suburban retreat to densely urban city center. Mount Vernon holds annual events that are a draw for visitors including Ben Gordon Day, a celebration of a Mount Vernon local who made it to the NBA, the popular Arts on Third Street Festival and the Summer Breeze concert series. 

Mount Vernon has:

  • Willson's Woods Park:  A 23-acre county-owned park that’s one of the oldest parks in the county system, Willson's Woods offers a wave pool, water slides and a spray deck and water playground against the backdrop of an English Tudor style bathhouse. The park also has areas for picnicking and fishing.
  • Hunt's Woods:  A wooded city park with hiking and nature trails.
  • The Ice Hutch: A domed sports complex where ice hockey is played indoors during the winter and indoor golf and tennis are available year-round.
  • St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Mount Vernon has starred as the location for many famous films including Riding In Cars With Boys, The Thomas Crown Affair and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

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