Wiggly Field is a dog park on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. It was established in 1997 and was Chicago's "first official dog exercise and play area". The informal name Wiggly Field is a play on words for the nearby historic baseball stadium, Wrigley Field. (The dog park is not, in fact, a field.)
Founded by Stacey Hawk, Diane Dorwart and Judy Tullman, the play area is part of Noethling Park of the Chicago Park District and is located at 2645 N. Sheffield Avenue (at Schubert Avenue) in the Wrightwood Neighbors part of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Wiggly Field is one of the most popular and well known of Chicago's dog parks. It has been featured on Animal Planet's show K-9 to 5, in Chicago magazine (July 1999), InStyle magazine (September 2000), Bark Magazine (Spring 2002), and Chicagoland Tails (2002). Wiggly Field was named one of the top ten US dog parks by Dog Fancy magazine readers.
Noethling Park itself was established by the Chicago Park District in 1970. It is named for Grace Noethling, founder of the Wrightwood Neighbors Conservation Association.
- Wiggly Field profile at WrightwoodNeighbors.org
- [http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.detail/object_id/4253C094-3128-4548-9CBA-EB2AF2EDA24F.cfm Wiggly Field/Noethling Park] at the Chicago Park District website
- Map indicating Wiggly Field at Google Maps
- Dog Park Winners 2005 at Dog Fancy
- Wiggly Field (Noethling Park) at the Chicago Park District website
- Wiggly Field at DogParkUSA.com
- Noethling Park Dog Park at dogfriendly.com