Hold your horses, The Animal Connection Experience at Fritz Park is back and open in Irving. This is an animal lover's paradise and the perfect place to bring the family for a summertime adventure. The experience is open from June 1st through July 28th. Thursdays through Saturdays are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Animal Connection at Fritz Park

312 East Vilbig Street
June 1-July 28 | Thur-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun: Noon-5 p.m.


Westland Ranch, in partnership with the City of Irving, brings you furry and feathered fun. This newly renovated venue is perfect for all ages. And it’s affordable, too! Irving residents get in for just $4.00, while non-residents pay $5.00. Little ones under 2? They’re free. 

Fritz Park Animal Connection 

Step into the interactive petting zoo, where kids can pet, brush, and feed various friendly animals. Get up close with cows, llamas, and alpacas and enjoy pony rides for children under 70 pounds. For just $7, your child can have the ultimate combo package including admission, a feed cup, and a pony ride.

Fritz Farm

Marvel at exotic animals like the vibrant green-winged macaw, Sulcata tortoises, a wallaby, Patagonian cavy, and more. Don’t miss the playful antics of Luke, the Ring-Tailed Lemur, and his friends in Lemur Land. Watch baby chicks hatch in the special brooder – a delight for all ages!

Fritz Park

Need a break? The Mother’s Lounge offers a quiet, air-conditioned space with comfy rocking chairs, a changing table, and a cozy book nook for toddlers. Visit the gift shop for fun toys, snacks, and "Junior Staff" t-shirts.

Make a day of it with a picnic under the shade trees or plan a special birthday party in the new Birthday Zone. With Saturday surprises like family craft projects, animal races, face painting, and food trucks, every weekend is a new adventure.


So, pack up the family and head to Fritz Park for an unforgettable day at The Animal Connection Experience. Giddy up and go!