In Accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive shelter in place order and state mandates, Wiggly Field and South Paw Dog Parks are open as Illinois enters Phase 3 as part of the COVID-19 response plan.

Wiggly Field Rules


  • You are key to Wiggly Field’s success!

  • Wiggly Field is a self-supervised dog park.  Use at your own risk.  The West Chicago Park District and Board of Commissioners are not responsible for injury or damage to you, your dog, or other property.   

  • Dogs must wear current license tag and be up-to-date on shots.

  • Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting Wiggly Field.

  • Dog handlers must be sixteen (16) years or older, in the park within view of their dogs and carry a leash at all times.  No more than three (3) dogs per person allowed on any one visit.

  • Handlers are responsible and liable for the behavior of their dogs at all times, including injuries caused by their dog(s).

  • No dogs known to be aggressive may enter the area and must be removed at the first sign of aggression. If an altercation or emergency occurs, the police should be called immediately. For emergencies, dial 911, for non-emergencies call 630.293.2222.

  • The small dog enclosure is only for dogs weighing less than thirty (30) pounds.  Small dogs are allowed in the large dog area at their own risk.

  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed in Wiggly Field.  Spayed/neutered dogs are recommended.

  • For safety reasons, children under sixteen (16) years of age) must be under the direct supervision of an adult and are expected to behave in an appropriate manner. No running, no chasing dogs, no climbing on dog agility equipment, and no petting of other dogs unless permission is requested from the handler first.

  • Be polite: Pick up dog feces and dispose of them in waste receptacles.  Failure to pick up after your dog could result in a $75 fine.

  • Cover any holes your dog digs.

  • Check with your veterinarian before bringing a puppy under the age of four (4) months to Wiggly Field.

  • No food is allowed inside Wiggly Field.

  • No spiked or choke collars are allowed inside Wiggly Field.

  • Any person who violates Wiggly Field’s Rules may be removed and may be prohibited from returning to Wiggly Field.

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