Sweetwater opens Wiggly Field Dog Park
Sweetwater residents and their furry friends were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of Sweetwater’s Wiggly Field, the first dog park in the city. Located behind the softball fields at the Sweetwater Recreation Complex behind Brown Intermediate School, the park was funded through a $25,000 Dog Park Dash grant from the Boyd Foundation as well as additional funding and labor from the Sweetwater community. Donors include the Sweetwater Utilities Board and Ag-Central Co-op as well as numerous city employees who volunteered their time and talent. Parks employees painted tire tunnels, the Street Department employees made bone-shaped benches, and ramps, and members of the dog park committee guided the process and administered the grant. The Sweetwater Public Library’s weekly STEAM Class also built a “stick library” for dogs to use while at the park.