This state-of-the-art baseball facility is built on a parcel of land to the west of Charles Road northwest of the campus. A group of alumni led by Bruce Garish came up with a plan to name the new facility in honor of retired baseball coach and athletic administrator Bill Klenk ’59 for his 30-plus years of service to Alma College, Scot Athletics and, in particular, Scot Baseball.
Klenk Park also includes a room named for chemistry Professor Emeritus and former baseball coach Charlie Skinner ’37. The Skinner Room is a gathering place and contains a history of Alma Scot Baseball. The Skinner Room was dedicated in the spring of 2004.
Klenk Park was dedicated on May 13, 2000. Many dignitaries, including Jim Northrup, Bruce Gerish, Jim Greenless, President Alan Stone, many former players and Coach Bill Klenk, were in attendance. That evening, Coach Klenk hosted a dinner which included a history of Alma College baseball including a PowerPoint presentation of old pictures dating back to the 1800s.