Noethling Playlot Park

  • 2645 N. Sheffield Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Matt Fontana (Wrightwood Park)
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7816

Located in the Lincoln Park community, Noethling Playlot Park is a half acre dog-friendly area known to local residents as Wiggly Field. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Wrightwood Park.

History

Located in the now-affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Noethling Park was one of 36 parks established by the Chicago Park District in 1970 to meet the recreational needs of under-served areas of the city. At the time, urban renewal efforts were beginning to take effect in the Lincoln Park community, which had suffered many years of decline. Acquiring property on North Sheffield Avenue in 1974 with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district improved the site with shade trees, planters, walks, and asphalt-surfaced play areas. A soft surface playground was added in 1992. A portion of the property is now used as a dog exercise area, informally known as "Wiggly Field." The park honors Grace Noethling, founder of the Wrightwood Neighbors Conservation Association, a local organization that contributed much to the neighborhood's revitalization. Noethling remained very active in the community group until the time of her death at age 88.

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For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Noethling Playlot Dog Friendly Area

Noethling Playlot Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 2645 N. Sheffield Ave.

Notes: .37 acres, located north of Wrightwood east of Sheffield. Doggie drinking fountain.

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Located in the Lincoln Park community, Noethling Playlot Park is a half acre dog-friendly area known to local residents as Wiggly Field. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Wrightwood Park.

Located in the now-affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Noethling Park was one of 36 parks established by the Chicago Park District in 1970 to meet the recreational needs of under-served areas of the city. At the time, urban renewal efforts were beginning to take effect in the Lincoln Park community, which had suffered many years of decline. Acquiring property on North Sheffield Avenue in 1974 with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district improved the site with shade trees, planters, walks, and asphalt-surfaced play areas. A soft surface playground was added in 1992. A portion of the property is now used as a dog exercise area, informally known as "Wiggly Field." The park honors Grace Noethling, founder of the Wrightwood Neighbors Conservation Association, a local organization that contributed much to the neighborhood's revitalization. Noethling remained very active in the community group until the time of her death at age 88.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.