Fully fenced .12 acre lot in the city! Near the lake.
Notice: We will be closed from January 31st to February 1st for maintenance. We are understand that property has been muddier than usual, so we are adding more playground mulch to spot. Sorry for the inconvenience! BarkPark sits right across the street from The Salvation Army Freedom Center. This spot is fully fenced (chain link and wood) with the side facing the sidewalk being 5ft and the rest of the fence being 6ft. There is a dual-gate entrance to the spot for a safe entry and exit. Street parking is available. Plenty of seating at this spot with shade throughout the day. There's a rain barrel filled with water for dogs to hydrate and cool down. We have water bowls available. GIANT sandbox that's great for digging and playing; no digging allowed elsewhere. Trash can onsite. We have poop bags available in two different areas for easy access. Half of this spot is covered with grass and the other half with playground mulch. This spot is big enough to get a good fetch session in or to just let the zoomies out. We also recently added agility equipment. We hope you and your four-legged friend/s have an exceptional time during your visit and choose to come back. Lost toys and items: due to the amount of visits we get we aren’t able to track which items belong to which visitor. If you’ve lost a dog toy or other item, please reach out and we’ll do our best to retrieve it and save it for you. If you don’t reach out, we’ll add it to the Lost and Found Toy Box. Update: Due to the colder temperatures we won’t be adding dog drinking water until early Spring. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Update: Bad news: The weather is making the front gate wonky. Sometimes it closes perfectly, sometimes not. There’s a bungie cord to help close it, but if this is a concern for you and your pup, wait a bit until I figure out a good fix. Good news: new adairondak chairs and new toys added! Chairs should hopefully sink less into the dirt and are a bit more loungey. New tug toy and chuck it ball to the box of toys. Large yard right on the river. No access to the river (yard is fully fenced), but human views of the water, ducks, other birds, and wildflowers on the bank. Plenty to sniff for dogs. End of dead end with decent privacy. Chain link fence on most and iron fence at front. Not ideal for small dogs or escape artists that can squeeze under or through fence. See photos for details of fence and if your dog would try to squeeze through. Pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer free lawn but various flowers, shrubs (and weeds) on the edges. There are 3 big dogs at the house across the alley, but also well fenced. They’re out on occasion, but usually not for long and I can’t guarantee their schedule. The view is mostly, but not completely blocked, so this may not be the place if your pup is super reactive. There are 2 chairs, feel free to move around into sun or shade or lay out a blanket or whatever you need to be comfortable. There is stainless steel water bowl and some toys.
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!
Hello, The entrance is on Lilac Ave. the black 4ft gate. That area can be used for small to medium sized dogs. Medium to large dogs are welcome to the second wood gate. Please push door when coming in. When coming out pull don’t push. Feel green to use the seating and use the water hose. Water bottles are for you to have. I hope you have a wonderful time with your fur baby/s
Fully fenced yard, dog toys, treats and dog sprinkler and pool. Water available for dogs and parents, chairs, table, snacks with facilities to dispose of waste. Dog disposal bags available with trash can. towels, speakers everything you would need for a safe and enjoyable experience
**We have added OPEN reservations from 8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays for people that would like to visit the yard prior to deciding if they would like to become full access Members.** We LOVE sharing our space with multiple dogs from the community however, it is hard on the grass. For this reason, we have limited our evening & weekend availability to Members Only to decrease the wear and tear on the yard. With the fluctuation in weather please be aware: If outdoor parks are wet and muddy ~ areas of our yard will be also. We cannot control the effects of rain. Please always use the provided carabiner to lock the gate as pictured after you and your dog(s) enter. We have installed multiple methods of LIGHTING for evening reservations. Easy instructions for use will be sent when you make the reservation. We do have a SHADE/RAIN SHELTER! :) WATER: We provide fresh water every 24hrs located in(or next to) the CORONA Cooler. PARKING: One FREE private parking space located at the entrance from the alley at the back of the lot. Since some guests were having a tough time with the parking space, we did finally WIDEN the entrance. We park 2 Honda CRV's back there daily without issue. Fully fenced 6 foot secure and private green space. Large open lot with seating and plenty of room to play fetch or just relax off leash. Easy street parking, no permit required. Any Extras will be located in the storage bin on the east wall of the lot. We have evening hours 6:00p to 9:30p for Members Only, 7 days per week.
A very securely fenced and lovely private area to train your dog or just let him or her run and be silly and play. There are often chickens and horses just on the other side of an adjacent fence which many dogs find interesting, but is not included in the accessible play area. A portion of all funds raised will be donated to a Senior Dog Sanctuary. Adults only with dogs unless other arrangements have been made with the property owner.
Fully fenced backyard behind detached garage. Plenty of room to play and a quiet yard to relax and enjoy the outdoors! Please park on the street and PLEASE clean up after your dog.
Enjoyed by our dogs for 15 years, our yard is a good size for zoomies, grass naps, and squirrel & bird watching. We have a table with comfy chairs and a kiddie pool. A crate of our guardian angel’s toys await your pooch. The neighbors on each side are dog free. You can spend time without a barking contest ensuing.
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|Designed for private play
|Rentable by the hour
|Off leash options
|Very large and/or fully fenced options
|$5 - $15 per dog per hour
Sniffspot has different types of private dog parks to allow any dog to find their ideal spot!