Grazing goats return to Menlo Park

Published on May 16, 2022


The goats are back! They will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. Stop by for a visit and say hello.

The goats are a non-toxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City’s Integrated Pest Management Plan. They are cared for 24 hours a day by an on-site shepherd and herding dogs. The park is broken into small sections using a low-voltage electric fence so the goats graze the area effectively before moving on to another area of the park.

After the goats complete their work at Sharon Hills Park, they will travel over and graze the undeveloped section of Sharon Park near the corner of Klamath Drive and Sharon Park Drive. Visitors are welcome to watch the goats, as long as dogs are leashed and under control.