Animal Connection Experience at Fritz Park

The Animal Connection Experience at Fritz Park offers an ideal setting for people of all ages to learn about animals, both familiar and exotic. For decades, Fritz Park has been the place families to learn about animal life. 

During the weekends in October, the Animal Connection Experience is hosting a pumpkin patch, hay maze, fall photo ops, magical pumpkin seed garden, gift shop, pig races, spooky barn and other fun fall activities. Tour the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve. All sized pumpkins are $10 with a portion of proceeds going to Irving Animal Services. The Animal Connection Experience at Fritz Park is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-licensed operation.

Pumpkin patch Open oct. 7-29

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Entrance Fees:

  • General Admission: $5 per person
  • Irving residents: $4 per person (proof of residency required)
  • Children 2 and younger: Free
  • Petting Zoo Feed: $1
  • Pony rides: $3
  • Kid's Combo: $10 (includes admission, pony ride, feed, and a magic pumpkin seed)


Located near East 15th Street and East Vilbig Road, the park is easily accessible from anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.