Lakeview is often known as “the community where Wrigley Field lives,” but in actuality, it’s so much more!
Bordered by West Diversey Parkway on the south, West Irving Park Road on the north, North Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and the shore of Lake Michigan on the east, according to Choose Chicago, Lakeview is also known as a go-to for arts and culture. You’ll find a thriving theatre, dance, and comedy scene. This includes the decades-long performance of Blue Man Group. Additionally, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 20 theatres offering musicals, dramas, and family-friendly shows The Music Box Theater is home to classic and current cinema, hosting annual events like ‘Sing-Along Christmas.’ On the east end of Lakeview is DuSable Lake Shore Drive and the magnificent lakefront of Lake Michigan, home to beaches, Belmont Harbor, paved lakefront paths, and all forms of beach sports (volleyball, etc.)
It’s also a residential mecca for families and dogs. And for that, Lakeview is also known as the home of Wiggly Field Dog Park, at 2645 N. Sheffield Avenue, established in 1997.
As one local site notes, Wiggly Field was the city’s first official dog park, and is located in Noethling Playlot Park. Within the fenced-in, tree-laden path, pooches can enjoy dog-sized wading pools, a doggie drinking fountain, and commiserate with their neighborhood companions, or enjoy some solo play in a zoned-off area. As its Wikipedia site says, it’s “one of the most popular and well known of Chicago’s dog parks, and has been featured on Animal Planet’s show ‘K-9 to 5,’ in Chicago Magazine, InStyle, Bark Magazine, and Chicagoland Tails.”
Their operations, maintenance, cleanup and events are overseen by Wrightwood’s Wiggly Field Advisory Council.
Reviews of Wiggly Field mostly go like this on Google:
“Fun park and usually dogs there. There’s also a zoned off area in case you and your dog need to use it solo at any point. (Timeout, or play with a new toy).”
And at Wrigley Field this week…
Movies at Gallagher Way ends its summer run with the Freddie Mercury biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ on Wednesday, September 21. Gates open at 6pm and the movie begins at 7:30pm. According to their website, guests are encouraged to bring carry-out food from Gallagher Way restaurants, such as Big Star tacos or Smoke Daddy. For tickets and more information, click here.
Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago