Where? Green Meadows Petting Farm is located at Lynn Creek Park (5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052) in the northern part of the Joe Pool Lake recreation area. Make Lynn Creek Park your GPS destination and then follow the signs!
Cash Payment: $14.00 per person for anyone 24 months and older.
Credit Card Payment: $14.50 per person for anyone 24 months and older.
Last week, my girls and I ventured out from our usual Fort Worth activities to check out Green Meadows Petting Farm in Grand Prairie, which has been around for over 20 years. We have been sorely missing farm animals since our local farm in Keller closed down, and were excited to check it out!
When we arrived, I was shocked by the location. Green Meadows Farm is located inside of gorgeous Lynn Creek Park, right on Joe Pool Lake. Before we even entered the petting farm, I was glad we had made the trip! There is a lovely picnic area, fantastic playground, and, for when it gets warmer, direct access to Joe Pool Lake! (Don’t worry, the direct access is quite a ways from the picnic area and would be tough to get to without a parent noticing)
We parked (free!), grabbed our coupon and headed to the entrance. Be sure to PRINT OUT your coupon, as they were not accepting digital copies. Once paid, we headed across a rather rickety bridge and into an open field with pumpkins, pens and animals everywhere! My girls couldn’t wait to get to the animals.
The petting farm has a ton of different animals as the website states:
For the price of admission visitors of all ages can enjoy a hands-on and up-close experience with:
- Over 150+ animals
- Cow Milking
- Pig Racing
- Feed the Animals (feed included in price of admission)
- Tractor-drawn Hayrides
- FREE Pumpkin
- Park entry fee: FREE!
We pet chicks, ducks, calves, and even fed llamas and goats. The girls even milked a cow, watched the pigs race and met a scarecrow! We skipped the hayride and maze due to the heat that day, but they looked fun too.
A few tips for your trip:
- Bring sun protection! This is an open field with shade for the animals but all walking in between, as well as the short show/pig race and the hayride are in the sun.
- A stroller is very helpful for little legs. This is a LARGE open field that my girls walked all over. By halfway through, my two year old was done walking.
- Bring a picnic lunch for the park. There is a concession stand with small prepackaged snacks but no meal food.
- Bathrooms are outside of the petting area and right next to the playground. They are true lake bathrooms, so bring hand sanitizer.
- There are handwashing stations in the petting farm, but were hit and miss. A wipe was helpful.
Although this is not a working farm, my kids had a great time. I am still on the lookout for another working farm to visit on the regular, but for now, this fed our farm bug.
Your Out and About Friend,
Day and time we visited- Monday, 10:00-12:30
Level of crowds– Very low
Restrooms- Park restroom near playground
Changing Table- No
Cleanliness of Bathroom- True lake-style bathroom with metal toilets. Bring hand sanitizer!
Recommended age- All
Food Options- Small concession stand with prepackaged snack food
Allowed to bring in food and beverages- Not directly stated, but we picnicked at the park outside of the petting farm
Stroller friendly– An unbrella stroller might be tough, but I highly recommend one if you have little walkers (large, open, grass field)
Staff supervision provided- There are staff at every pen, but these are farm animals. Be sure to monitor appropriately.
Safety concerns- Yes, typical concerns with animals and large, open events
Coupons/Discounts- YES!!! Be sure to PRINT OUT the coupon!