The University of Mount Union dedicated Wable Park in May of 2019. The 116,000-square-foot project, which offers a new artifical turf practice field on the corner of Rockill and Hartshorn Streets in Alliance, is vital to Mount Union as it provides an all-sports practice facility for all Mount Union students. As part of the, the field is lined for football and soccer but is used by all of Mount Union's athletic programs. Next to the field is a special area lined with extra markings for players to conduct drills and participate in small group sessions.
Wable Park is named in honor of the late Ken Wable, age 91, who served as Mount Union head football coach from 1962-1985. In 24 years on the sidelines, Wable won a total of 123 games and was the OAC Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1985. In recognition of his outstanding coaching accomplishments, the OAC presents the Ken Wable Award every year to the conference's outstanding offensive lineman. In his final year as head coach in 1985, the Purple Raiders had their first undefeated regular season, won their first Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and made their first NCAA Playoff appearance.
The Wable-Harter Football Locker Room on campus also bears his name.
The practice field, named Sean M. Moore Field at Wable Park, features AstroTurf. Several Mount Union alumni, staff, and friends donated to help update the field to AstroTurf®, and the generous gift from Sean Moore’97 led the way. With Mount Union's championship football pedigree, and its NCAA tournament caliber men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, it was only fitting the artificial turf they practice on meets similar, stringent criteria of excellence. Therefore, the university chose the RootZone 3DSF by AstroTurf®.
Moore was an outstanding defensive back at Mount Union and part of two national championship teams in the 1990s. said Don Montgomery, director of university advancement at Mount Union. He currently serves as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.