support and a search for park property since the mid
1990’s, in September 2004, Wrigley Fields was donated to
Marion County by Misdee Wrigley-Miller to provide active
recreation to the citizens of Marion County. The
park was opened to the public in August 2007.
the one year anniversary of the park’s opening, Oak-ala,
a painted horse purchased in honor of Misdee
Wrigley-Miller’s generous donation of Wrigley Fields
was. The Board of County Commissioners purchased
Oak-ala, formerly located at the Headquarters Library,
from the Marion Cultural Alliance.
Additionally, a memorial
plaque donated by the North Central Park Organization
was unveiled, commemorating the partnership
between the Commission and Misdee Wrigley-Miller in
making the park a reality.
The park is located on 72
acres in a rural area in north central Marion County
located at the northeast corner of US Hwy 301 and CR
316. The rolling upland pasture is a former hay
field with areas of hardwoods.