Sod Room is a unique, eco-friendly, indoor playspace located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.  Founded by husband and wife, Abdón and Cynthia Valenciana, Sod Room is committed to providing a healthy and meaningful experience for families by selecting only safe, sustainable and responsibly made toys and materials for its playspace and events.

Sod Room is a culmination of many dreams for its owners and the community. While expecting their first child, the Valencianas traveled the city and suburbs to find the resources they wanted to educate and prepare themselves for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Knowing they wanted to begin parenting on a green foot, they quickly realized that those resources were often non existent or hard to come by. It is the mission of Sod Room to not only provide a green space for children to play but also to bring the resources and education that parents need as they embark on the journey to eco-friendly living a little closer to home.

Sod Room takes pride in doing business in a responsible and earth friendly way. Our playroom features recycled cork flooring, low VOC paint, and repurposed wood and is uniquely designed to utilize as much natural light as possible.  Only the safest, non toxic soaps and cleaners are used at Sod Room and we are committed to using recycled paper products for all of our stationery and party needs. In addition to these efforts, Sod Room recycles much of its waste and strives to support local businesses whenever possible. Here at Sod Room, we believe that every little effort counts. We look forward to meeting you!


Sod Room is the perfect space for your next birthday party or special event. Our parties feature usage of our eco-friendly playspace as well as a separate party room to meet all of your needs. We offer eco-friendly party ware and favors to make your party hassle free, green and FUN!

Private Party Availability:
Monday-Friday (Discounted rate of $125 off)
3pm-8pm (Any two hours)
10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm
10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm

Event Packages:
Package A

  • 2 hour private rental of playspace and separate party room for up to 15 children (Additional children-$8 each)
  • Sod Room staff member to assist with your party and clean up needs
  • Individuals booking are required to provide 4 standard size table covers 
  • Outside food and drink are welcome



Package B

  • 2 hour private rental of playspace and separate party room for up to 15 children (Additional children-$12 each)
  • Sod Room staff member to assist with your party and clean up needs
  • Eco-friendly Party Ware (Table covers, plates, cups, napkins, and forks)
  • Eco-Goodie Bag or Book for each child
  • Outside food and drink are welcome



Package C

  • 2 hour private rental of playspace and separate party room for up to 15 children (Additional children-$16 each)
  • Sod Room staff member to assist with your party and clean up needs
  • Eco-friendly Party Ware (Table covers, plates, cups, napkins, and forks)
  • Food and Drink Package for children (Your choice of brunch menu or pizza)
  • Eco-Goodie Bag or Book for each child



Semi-Private Party Package (Monday through Friday- 9:30am-1:30pm (Any two hours depending on availability for the day)

  • 2 hour semi-private rental of playspace and separate party room for up to 10 children
  • Sod Room staff member to assist with your party needs including set up and clean up
  • Available during normal business hours
  • Playroom remains open to the public



Available for an additional cost:

  • **NEW!** Donut Wall-$65
  • Eco Friendly Goodie Bag or Wrapped Book-$8/Each
  • Eco Friendly Party Ware-$45
  • Vintage Milk Jug Service-$30
  • Coffee and Tea Service-$35 (Unlimited for the first 90 minutes of your event)
  • Hot Cocoa Bar-$40
  • Additional time-$100/hour, $50/30 minutes (pending availability)
  • Pinata Set up & Clean up-$25 (Pinata not provided)
  • Grand Balloon Drop -$225
  • Food and Drink Packages For Adults-Pricing Varies based on number of guests
  • Food and Drink Packages For Children-Pricing Varies based on number of guests
  • Interactive Storytelling-$100

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.  A non refundable deposit (half the amount of event cost) is required to reserve your event. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to place a hold on any given date/time without a deposit. There is a $75 fee to make changes to your reserved party time/date. Please note that the playroom floor will be closed for the final 30 minutes of your event. Guests will be moved into the partyroom for cake cutting and farewell. The taping of decor to the walls/ceilings, glitter, confetti, bubbles, art stations and face painting are prohibited. Four standard size table covers are required unless provided with your package. A $75 surcharge will apply to parties booked during holiday weekends. Thank you!

Eco-friendly Party Ware

Eco-friendly Party Ware


Milk Jug Service

Milk Jug Service


Gift Wrapped Book Favors

Gift Wrapped Book Favors


Eco-Goodie Bags

Eco-Goodie Bags

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» Where can I park when visiting Sod Room?

There is plenty of metered parking along Michigan Avenue.


» Is Sod Room elevator accessible?

Yes! Simply use our elevator accessible entrance located just a few doors down at 1464 S. Michigan Avenue.


» Do you allow outside food and drinks?

Although outside food and drinks are permitted we do offer a small variety of healthy, organic and yummy snacks for adults and children! To keep our playspace as clean as possible, all food must be eaten in the designated area. The cutting of cake or delivery of food is not permitted without reservation of our party room. Any person in violation of this rule is subject to a private party fee.


» What happens if I lose my punch card?

Unfortunately, Sod Room cannot assume the responsibility for any lost punch cards. There are no refunds or reissuing of lost cards and all remaining visits left on the card will be forfeited.


» Do adults have to wear socks?

To keep our playspace as clean as possible for our little ones, socks must be worn by all adults. Children may play barefoot. Don’t worry if you forget your socks, we sell extras at the front desk!


» Can we leave and return the same day?

Yes! If you would like to leave and come back on the same day be sure to stop at the front desk for a same day return sticker. Return admissions will not be honored without it.


» Do you offer discounts for large groups?

Yes! We offer discounts for large groups. Please give us a call in advance for details!

Sod Room

1454 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605






Daily Pass: $10

Siblings: $6

10 visit pass: $90 (6 month expiration date)

Monthly membership: $XX (begins on the 1st and ends last day of the month)

Siblings: $XX

Yearly Membership: $XXX

Siblings: $XX

Rates apply to crawlers and over. Adults are free and MUST wear socks in the play area.


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Hours of Operation

Open Play: Private Party Availability:
Monday – Friday
9am – 5:30pm
9am – 5:30pm (Semi-private parties)
9am – 12pm
1pm – 6pm
Closed for private parties
10am – 6pm
For more information on planning your private party, click here

We love gifts that are not only unique and fun to play but are safe and easy on the Earth too. We offer a line of eco-friendly items and gifts for that little someone special in your life. We feature toys and gifts which are lead and chemical free and produced in the most responsible and sustainable way. We are sure that you can find something for every little person on your list here. Shop local and give us a try!