City of Garden Grove unveils Jack Wallin bust at Atlantis Play Center

Bust of community contributor, Jack Wallin. Courtesy photo.

The City of Garden Grove commemorated and unveiled a bust of community contributor, Jack Wallin, at Atlantis Play Center on March 26. Wallin was co-founder of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association, served as the City’s first Park Superintendent, and designed both Kiwanisland and Atlantis Play Center. He passed away on September 21, 2018.

The bust was made by Garden Grove business owner Jennifer Stewart of Azteca Restaurant. The bust includes a story-telling element with images of Atlantis Play Center and emblems from Garden Grove service clubs Wallin was involved in.

Additionally, Jack Wallin’s son, Steven Wallin, members of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association and Kiwanis Evening Club of Garden Grove, and Jack’s wife, Marge Wallin shared memories and the impact Wallin had on them.

“This beautiful bust is Garden Grove’s way of honoring and thanking him for his priceless contributions to our community, in a place that holds so much meaning,” said Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones.

For more information or to visit the bust during Atlantis Play Center’s operating hours, visit

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.