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2345 W Lake St
ChicagoIllinois60612US
4.9488
55First time using Sniffspot and we will definitely be back to this playground. Super clean and with some fun agility obstacles and fresh water.
55Clean and well-maintained
55As always, had a great time at Payton's Playground! Plenty of space, fun obstacle courses, and not another dog in sight 👍
55Clean and secure, 5/5
55This was our first time using sniff spot and it was a great experience! The process was so seamless. Easy, free parking right in front of the entrance, big yard, fun agility fixtures, etc. I was even able to use the bathroom inside and they let us use a water bowl. Highly recommend!! We will definitely be back.
55I have visited Payton’s Playground multiple times with my pup and his friends. We love the cleanliness of the park and in the summer they put out water bowls + a doggy pool so our pups won’t overheat & can enjoy playing in some water !
15I was suppose to visit today (with my trainer for some training) but 40 minutes before my appointment time, it started pouring rain. My trainer cancel the lesson and I immediately texted asking to cancel or reschedule due to the bad weather (lightning,thundering and strong raining) and I never had a reply back. I know there’s a policy but I was hoping in more understanding since the place doesn’t have any coverage. Sadly disappointed.
55Perfect!! Our dogs loved this spot! Very clean and easy access! Will definitely be back.
45It's very nice, but it has no shade at all. It was hot out and we couldn't stay the whole time because my dog was too hot.
55The location provided plenty of things to do with our pups. They really enjoyed that there was a little pool for them to splash in to cool off after running around. Plenty of open space and security to let the dogs run around off leash without any worries. There is a CTA train that goes by every once in awhile overhead so if your dog doesn’t like loud noises it could be something that scares them. We throughly enjoyed our visit.
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Payton's Playground

Chicago, Illinois
Fully Fenced
0.06 acres
4.9488 reviews
Top spot
Sniffpass
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Hosted by Tara R.

Payton's Playground

Chicago, Illinois
Host avatar
Hosted by Tara R.
Sniffpass
4.9488 reviews
Top spot
Sniffpass
Fully Fenced
0.06 acres
Payton's Playground - Chicago, Illinois
Payton's Playground - Chicago, Illinois
Payton's Playground - Chicago, Illinois

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

6+ ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo


Amenities

Agility equipment

Parkour obstacles

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Trash can

Water - kiddie pool


Pricing
$19 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Sniffpass holders get discounts on all bookings at all spots by buying monthly credits!
This spot offers additional discounts.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

Description

Payton’s playground is a spot where you can spend personal time with your dog by yourself without having to worry about others intruding in on your play session. We have agility equipment, pools, ramps, weaving poles, water bowls and more available at your disposal. It’s a great environment to be in & is directly adjacent to one of the best doggy daycares in Chicago, PupStars Pet Care. Feel free to stop in for a free goodie bag & to ask any questions you might have. Thanks & we’ll see you all soon!

Cleanliness

97% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
15 hours
Max dogs per booking
3
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

If bringing additional dogs that have more than one owner please have each owner secure a sniffspot time and we will place you together when you let us know.


Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

In addition, please make sure to read Sniffspot's booking policies


Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

Top spot!

This spot consistently provides amazing experiences to guests

4.9 (488 Reviews)

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Meet your host

Tara R.

Joined in September 2021

I am the creator of Payton's Playground a clean spacious space created for social dogs up to date on vaccines who like agility and splashing in the pool.


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Payton's Playground

$19 per dog per hour
4.9
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$19 per dog per hour

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$19 per dog per hour
4.9
(488)

Top spot!

This spot consistently provides amazing experiences to guests


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