Fritz Park is a 5-acre gem on
Pauline, between Seventh Street and Stadium Boulevard. The park is a
connector to the larger Eberwhite Nature Area and
facilitates a pleasant walk through the woods. Its ecosystem consists of mature
oak-hickory woodland with an understory of diverse, native, ground flora. Near
the middle of the park is a small, mowed area with a playground.
Access and Parking
It contains a play structure, picnic shelter, picnic tables and barbecue grills.
A total of 81 native plants have been recorded in the park. Flowers observed include black snakeroot, tall sunflower, May apple, white baneberry, bristly green brier, blue-stem goldenrod and woodland phlox. Shrubs found include maple-leaf arrowwood and red-osier dogwood and trees including ironwood, redbud and flowering dogwood.