George E. Wahlen Park has 12.68 acres and is comprised of the following facilities: tennis courts, multipurpose basketball court, (allows tennis as well), triplex T-Ball field, large pavilion (Bowery), splash pad, playground, walking trail and parking facilities.
Work is nearly complete at George E. Wahlen Park. Feel free to utilize the bowery, playground, tennis courts and splash pad (during open season). We ask that people be sensitive of the newly planted grass. All playing fields are closed until further notice.
Splash Pad Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day
In efforts to conserve water, our splash pad will turn off when not activated. To activate, push the silver button on top of the blue pole.
George Edward Wahlen was born August 8, 1924. He entered the U.S. Navy in June, 1943. He completed several months of medical training and was assigned as a medical corpsman to 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division. After just a year of combat training, the 5th Marine Division received orders to land on the island of Iwo Jima. It was during the ensuing 13 days of combat on this island that Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Wahlen was wounded on three separate occasions. October 3, 1945 Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Wahlen was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman. George was discharged from the U.S. Navy on December 20, 1945. He married Melba Holley on August 16, 1946. He later served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including time in Korea and Vietnam.
George E. Wahlen became a citizen of Roy in 1969. His personal awards include: The Medal of Honor, The Bronze Star, The Army Commendation Medal, three Purple Hearts, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one bronze star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with four bronze stars.