Garbage Goat soon to be back in service | Weird
With winter coming to an end – knock on wood – the Garbage Goat in Riverfront Park is soon to be sucking again shortly.
The city of Spokane announced Wednesday that the statue that “eats” small pieces of trash will be back in operation next week. The structure does not run during the winter because staff “cannot service the goat safely” due to ice on the hill where the goat stands.
“Riverfront Park staff advises that if we have more snow this spring it should melt quick (sic) allowing us to keep the Goat open for a full season,” the news release read.
The Garbage Goat has been in the park for nearly 40 years. It was designed by Sister Paula Turnbull, a Catholic nun, for Expo '74 “as a recycling/environment statement.”