Riverside Park Goats Return to Delight Kids and Families
The adorable herd returns to keep the park looking nice for all who visit
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Can't make it to the Running of the Goats? That's ok! People can watch the park's four goat workers all summer long. The best place to watch them work is between 119-122 Streets in the park. It's best to go during daylight hours because they end their shift at around 6-7pm. After work, staff bring them to an indoor shelter where they relax and unwind.
Some of the species of plants that have proven most difficult to control in the park are porcelain berry, English ivy, mugwort, multiflora rose, and several others. The goats help control invasive plant species in a sustainable, pesticide-free way. They really are a tremendous help for the staff!
By the way, check out the fluffy flock of sheep at Governors Island, too. You'll get to see more fun farm animals at work keeping parks looking nice!
What You Need to Know About Seeing the Goats at Riverside Park
Where is Riverside Park located?
Riverside Park is located at Riverside Drive to Hudson River, W. 72 Street to W 153 Street.
Where is the best location to see the goats?
The best place to watch them work is between 119-122 Streets in the park.
When can I see the goats work?
Main image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy