Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Goats

In 2016 and 2017, Prospect Park Alliance brought a herd of goats to Prospect Park as part of its woodland restoration efforts in the Vale of Cashmere in the Park’s Northeast Corner and Lookout Hill. The goats finished their Prospect Park work season in October 2017.

Throughout the park, storms like Hurricane Sandy have felled or damaged over 500 trees, enabling invasive plants to thrive and further harm the natural ecosystem. The goats were tasked with eating the invasive weeds that have overtaken these areas, so that the Alliance can plant new native trees and plants to beautify the landscape and bolster natural habitat for birds and other wildlife, ensuring the park is more resilient against future storms.

Funding provided by the National Parks Service, and administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Points of Interest—Vale of Cashmere
This lush woodland oasis, located along a dramatic slope, features a pool and fountain. The woodlands were recently restored with the help of goats, while the pool and fountain await restoration.
Lookout Hill
One of the Park's highest points, Lookout Hill features a wildflower meadow and woodlands that are being restored with the help of goats.

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