Easy access and parking. Great spot for a playdate with a friend! Enjoyed the agility equipment. Super clean and well kept. We’ll be back!
The obstacles are great to get some training in with your dog, but no toys or running water was provided. We did manage to borrow a water bowl when we called the establishment.
place is dope
Our dog had a blast at Payton’s Playground! Clean and very easily accessible. We are looking forward to coming back!
My dogs loved the playground! We will be coming back again.
A great place for your pup to play!! ❤️
We have been here 3 times now and it’s perfect for our two pups to run around! Our youngest loves being challenged jumping over the bar. Thanks for a great clean spot for us to come to!
Great spot for my apartment living dog. Clean and fun area to teach him ew tricks! Easy parking
Louie LOVED this spot! I appreciated the secluded feeling with placing material over the fence for privacy. Louie doesn’t have this issue but I could see it for other dogs that the L train is right there and passes every few minutes so keep that in mind for your pup! We will for sure be back!!
Great private spot. The obstacle items are a nice touch. Easy to park as well! There was a hose available but I’m glad we brought our own bowl.
We had so much fun!
we came here to celebrate my pup’s 11th birthday and could not have asked for a nicer, more fun facility!! we’ll definitely be coming back
There’s plenty of free street parking. My dog is reactive to other dogs and I was worried about the location being right next to the doggy daycare. But we didn’t see any dogs at all. We did occasionally hear some barking. The area itself was clean and spacious. There were benches for humans, poop bags provided, and a trash can.
My pup was smiling and tail wagging the whole time!
Great spot for training! My pups loved the agility equipment 🥰 we will be back!
The park itself was great! Our only problem was with host response. We didn’t receive our code, and us and the trainer at the pet care spot could not get in contact with the host. Luckily the trainer helped us hop the fence in the back, so we were still able to enjoy our time.
Beautiful place our dogs had lots of fun
My dog had such a great time! Plenty of space to run, water for him, and an overall lovely experience.
Good spot. Safe and secure.
Such a fantastic space! Our pup, Benny, loves to come here!
Great space! Kiddy pool and hose to keep the pups cool. Easy access and great location. Loved that there were a few benches for humans to sit, too. My dog is not reactive so was not an issue for us that is was next to the dog daycare. We will be back!
The space was just as described and easily accessible with provided instructions. Such a cute play area with a kid pool to cool off in. Easy free street parking right out front. Our only negative was the location being very noisy with the proximity of the train & traffic sounds. And for half our visit there were several dogs in the section next to ours, presumably for daycare. They were super energetic and barking & jumping on the fence separating our areas, so this and the noisiness really threw my sensitive pup off. Just something to note if your dog is still working on socialization and scares easily like mine does. :)
Very beautiful setup, well organized and clean.
Absolutely one of the best spots ever. Really loved this place and definitely plan on coming back
We went with a friend and our pups were able to have such a fun time and run around in a safe space! We didn’t have to worry about other dogs we didn’t know and our dogs had a BLAST. Host was very accommodating and we will be visiting again! The fence took a minute to figure out, but made me feel confident that it was a secure space. Very clean and maintained nicely!
Great space to let some energy out. My dog loved the mini pool
My dog, Levi, had so much fun, He gets very anxious with other dogs around him so this was a great opportunity for him to get his zoomies out and have fun at the pool they have available. It’s very clean and well taken care of:)
My dog Juno loved this spot! Her favorite part was the hose, but there are agility tools, a pool, and soft turf for pups to roll around on. Access was easy!
Great location easy to get in and out, secured fencing the entire way around. Was great!
I have visited this Sniffspot many times, but I was a little disappointed with my most recent visit. Some of the agility equipment is broken and one piece of equipment that was removed left a big hole in the turf that could’ve been dangerous if my dogs accidentally ran over it. I had to cover up the hole myself. I hope they’re able to repair the equipment soon.
Easy to find street parking and a great sized play area for my dog to run around! They have agility equipment, a pool, and a water bowl attached to a house- everything you need :)
The spot would be incredible on a cooler day. That said, it was 80 degrees and the artificial grass was FAR too hot for the pups, even after spraying it with the hose. We utilized the pool and attempted to make the most of it but the dogs were not happy and spent most of the time huddled under the small tent. I will definitely be back when it’s cooler / shadier out!
I would suggest bringing some toys. Dogs loved the little pool especially since it was such a hot day.
Lots of space and play items! Comes with parking, but just note that it is on the other side of the building from the playground entrance
Great spot, love all the agility toys and the pool was Maya's favorite part. Nice and clean, faux grass, which is great for her grass allergy.
We had so much fun! Parked on the street right in front and easily unlocked the gate. Had so much fun with the agility equipment and the kiddie pool!
I took my lab rosey and she had a blast. The lock to enter was tricky to figure out in the beginning but after a few tries I got it. The information was detailed and made it easy to follow and get inside. The playground was clean and spacious. I used the hose to wet the pavement and fill the pool for my pup. I will definitely be rebooking a trip for rosey. There is also parking right out front making it easy for entering and exiting for your pup.
Easy instructions to get in, secure fence. Lots of amenities.
when i arrived i couldn't get in due to a passcode being needed to be entered but those in charge of the place responded quickly to my message and someone was able to open the door for me. everything was super clean, i would say that if you're going when the sun is out and hot, turn on the hose to pour in the cement as it can get too hot for our dogs paws, or buy some boots! i went from 3-4 and there were only about 3 to 4 meters of shade so i recommend going much later in the evening!
Nice, clean, secure spot with good communication from the host. Note that there is construction on the main road where the entrance is located making driving and parking a little bit tricky, especially for someone who doesn't know the area well.
Great time with the dogs here! Will book again.
Nice little spot with fun agility equipment.
Our dogs had a great time in the play area today! Well maintained, fun to run about it.
Great spot! Loved how there was access to water
Instructions to access the place were easy to follow & it was exactly as pictured! A nice way to tire your dog out and get a little refuge in the city. Got home and napped for hours!!
Great communication and a wonderful experience for me and my pup. A frequent and fave spot for sure!
Amazing spot! So clean and fun for our dogs!!
Great spot — easy to get to, well kept, good amount of room for my two dogs to run around and eventually lounge!
This spot is so much fun! I love the agility equipment, even if your dog has never done it before it’s really fun to try out different jumps and obstacle courses! My dogs loved the pool and the hose. We came in the morning so half the spot was sunny and half was shady, but if you came in the middle of the day you should definitely bring a hat and human water! Either way, it’s a great way to get some sun while your dogs play. My dogs barked a few times at other dogs on either side of the fence (one side faces the street and one side faces another dog park area). It’s also very close to the train if that bothers your dog. Overall we loved it and will definitely be coming back!
Great spot to take the doggos!
This place was amazing! Not having to worry about other dogs or triggers is more than I could have hoped for. Definitely will visit again
Great spot! Got my boys nice and tired
Using Payton's Playground for the first time was an amazing opportunity to have a location that allowed us the space needed for our doggie baby to run around and to feel safe. My daughter enjoyed the location herself playing with the dog & running around with her toys. Our dog needed the space to really stretch her legs, run around, play & be safe. She's outgrown our backyard and this was the best accommodation close to home. The area is fenced in very well and all the accommodations needed for family fun. I had difficulty opening the gate but I was able to connect with Tara and she was able to access it remotely - AWESOMENESS 👌 👏 👍. We are looking to visit this private dog park again in the near future! 😉
Easy to find, easy to access and my pup loved it!
Such a great space! My dogs absolutely love it. Will definitely be going again!
We love Pupstars for daycare so I knew we’d like Payton’s playground. Clean, safe enclosure and engaging for our little pup. Will definitely come back
Exactly as pictured, and decked out with lots of equipment including a pool which was so cool. Lost one star only because the entrance was not as secure as I had anticipated, the keypad did not appear to be working. And this isn't really a criticism of the place rather just a heads up if you are planning on going on a super hot day like we did, the turf grass does get hot and there aren't many shaded areas. I would definitely come back on a less heat-intense day!
This was the best thing for Floyd! We did 1 hour (1 dog) and we really tired him out. The space was large for him to pick up speed and play around the some agility course equipment. Will be back again!
Very easy to enter and high quality facility! There was a daycare running at the same time as our reservations so dogs were on the other side of the (tall, opaque) fence but they were very quiet and didn’t bother our reactive dogs at all. Will visit again!
This place is great! So much fun for the pups :) will definitely return!
So much fun! My dog Kaiser had a blast with all the equipment and balls to chase. So nice to have a safe, leash-free area for him to enjoy in the city.
This was our first time using sniffspot and I'm SO HAPPY. We'll definitely be coming back with Luna! The space was engaging for her, plenty of room to zoom, and lots of equipment to try out. It seems like a doggie daycare operates next door so there may be dogs in the next yard depending on when you go.
Loved our time here! Secure and clean
Super fun spot! My dog loved the agility equipment! The staff was super helpful when I couldn’t figure out the gate code 😂 We will definitely be back!
This is my favorite Sniffspot I've found so far! It's springtime, and while all other places I go with my pup are a muddy mess, this spot was so clean and dry due to the astrotuf ground. (You can also tell that the astroturf has been set up to properly aerate.) A heads up- this location is right under the train tracks and off of a busy street. This did not bother my dog, but may be overwhelming for pups not used to the city.
The playground was clean and had plenty of room for our dog to run. I was happy that it was secure and no way for our dog to escape. He's kind of an escape artist..had lots of equipment for our dog to play on plus the playground had several balls to use. The running water with a dog bowl was the perfect touch. I would recommend and go to the playground again.
I always have trouble with the gate but one of the employees rescued me! Thank you! Best spot on Sniffspot.
My dogs had a BLAST!!! The agility pieces were so fun and there was still plenty of room for fetch and frisbee. Yes, the train is loud but thankfully my dogs didn’t care at all. We will be back!
Beautiful spot. Well maintained, spacious, clean. Really a great experience. Tara is very responsive when I needed to reach out. Really just a fantastic day overall. Thank you Tara!
Great spot for a small/medium dog that needs to run off some energy! The activities were so fun for my pup!
Space was clean and easy to enter. It has equipment for dogs to play and jump on. It is noisy because there is a train close by & other dogs behind the fance but you do have your private well fancied space to use.
Great spot for my dogs!
We always love our time at Payton’s Playground!
It really is a great little spot with good amount of room to play and good play equipment.
Only concern is that it is basically under the Train and gets really loud. My pup hates the loud train and it gave him a lot of anxiety. But if your pup can handle the sound of the train, this is a great spot!
Nice and clean! Instructions were clear.
Super cool space and very spacious! Was perfect to introduce my new puppies to some different platforms and work on gaining confidence. Don’t forget to bring a dog bowl to fill with water!
Really nice facility. My dogs were super happy. The one, maybe a little too happy (excited he could hear dogs on the other side of the fence).
It was a great spot! We will definitely be back. With that being said there was quiet a bit of garbage/debris in the area. We have puppies so it made it a little tough for us. If you have bigger dogs it shouldn’t be an issue!
It was great to have a safe space for my dog to run around and try the equipment
We love this spot! It was a perfect space for us to play around in the sunshine. Our dog Winnie was very happy!
I live in an apartment so it was great seeing my dog run free. He also loved the agility courses. Very seamless, will be back again!
What an awesome spot! With so few Chicago spots available and all the mud, what a treat to find this clean, mud-free haven for our dog to run around. We forgot our tennis ball but will def bring it next time.
brought my german shepherd here and she had a blast. it’s an easy location to get to, private and fun! it was spacious enough for her to have zoomies. fast communication with the host when i had a question about locking up. no complaints from us, we will definitely be back!!
Clean, secure, fun! Train was a little loud if your dog is anxious at all.
Our dog had a great time running around this yard, and it was very secure
Very nice place, my dogs enjoyed it
great space, my dog loved it
Such a fun space with the agility equipment! Definitely will go back.
Had a little trouble with the gate, but the space was great & tired my dogs out! Thank you!
Great place to visit with your dog! Kapono loved it. Thank you!
This is an incredible spot. It’s always well maintained, extremely safe, and such a pleasure to visit. Tara makes the visits seamless as well. Thank you Tara & Pupstars!
This spot was perfect for play time and practicing some agility. Very clean and well maintained!
Amazing place. Logan had lots of fun!!
Clean and great space. Our dog had an amazing time!
This is my dogs favorite spot!
Clean and spacious playground! My friends and I brought our puppies there and we had a lot of fun!! Our puppies had enough outdoor space to run around and we don’t need to worry about that they will get overwhelmed in the dog parks. Will definitely come back again in the near future.
Paytons Playground was awesome!! It was such a nice place for my high energy dog to run around freely, which is hard to find in Chicago without going to the dog park. The area is very secure and it was amazing to see my dog build confidence (very quickly!) with the agility courses. It is close to the L train, but after a few minutes, my dog quickly became use to it. I would definitely recommend this spot as a place to truly enjoy your pup without worry! I’m thankful for the space :)
My reactive pup and I loved Payton’s Playground! It was so good for him to run around without having to see people or dogs. The train was loud when it passed, but it didn’t seem to distract him from running around. Also love the little agility sets!
We had an amazing time! Loved the the little obstacle course objects she added and the turf. We will definitely be coming back.
This was such an awesome spot! Our Pup Dante loved playing fetch and we enjoyed using the agility props. It was very secure and had ample space. We missed the entrance at first but realized the gate is on Lake street and you can just park on Lake Street.
This was the perfect place for our beautiful, wonderful, dog-reactive pup. Getting to see he run around off leash and experience playing outdoors stress free was incredible. We will definitely be back! Thank you !
The playground’s very clean and very securely fenced. We were a bit confused with the entry code, but Tara was very helpful and quick to respond to my messages; and the on-site staff helped us get in as well. Our 3 dogs got their zoomies taken cared of, and were happily introduced to the agility / parkour set-up, which they’ve not experienced before! Needless to say, they had a heck of a fun time.
Hard to get in to, I had to call the number but then it took just a second. Dog can see others walking by (people and dogs) FYI but otherwise a really great space with agility equipment for the dog to use. Will come again!
The area is very secure and my dog and I felt very safe. Will definitely be back
AMAZING area! My dog enjoyed the open space. There is agility equipment too which my dog seemed a bit curious about (he has not had any agility training) so that was cool! Very private and clean. Be aware of the location - my dog was nervous due to the passing trains. Overall a great place to bring your dogs and play. (:
Great private spot to run and play in the city! The area is spacious, clean and has an upbeat vibe. The owner is friendly and responsive.
Great space for agility and free play off leash
We had such a great time and our dogs loved this little gem in the city! The train is a little loud if your dog is sensitive to that, but overall it’s fantastic, super clean, fully equipped, with easy neighborhood street parking within a block or so. We’ll definitely be coming back!
Very clean and a good amount of space. Our dogs loved the agility activities too!
Great playground with artificial turf, a kiddie pool, and a mini agility course. Fully fenced in and mostly private. My dogs had a blast!
This place is so cute!! Really clean and lots of things for our dogs to play on. It was a little tricky getting in but Tara was super quick to respond and help. It is right under the train so if you have sensitive pups it can be loud. Otherwise I highly recommend, we will definitely be coming back!
This place is great, especially if you want to train your pup on agility items in an outdoor space! Street parking was easy and staff were super nice and helpful!