Riverside Park's Weed-Munching Goats Are Back for Their Third Summer


Riverside Park's Weed-Munching Goats Are Back for a Third Summer

Riverside Park's popular weed-munching goats are back, and they're hungry.

Here for their third summer since 2019—the event was paused in 2020—the goats will spend the next few months eating their way through the park's invasive plants.



At the annual "Running of the Goats" opening ceremony at 120th Street and Riverside Drive, the park's conservancy released a herd of 20 goats from a local farm while a crowd of fans watched from the sidelines.


Riverside Park's Weed-Munching Goats Are Back for a Third Summer

Only four—Skittles, Cheech, Elenor, and Big G—will stay on through the summer. They'll roam a fenced-in stretch of Riverside Park from 119th to 122nd Streets, eating their fill of pesky plants like poison ivy and mugwort.


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