It's been a while since I've made it over to Historic Oak View County Park in Wake County, but it remains one of my favorite places to explore - especially with little ones.
And, also, goats! The park has been home to several goats and chickens. And, now, as of about a month ago, they are joined by two more goats - Felix and Leroy, according to the park. The goats come from a farm near Winston-Salem. They are mini Nubians, which means they are a little smaller than the park's other goats.
Historic Oak View will celebrate the goats' birthday with the annual Barnyard Birthday Bash, 10 a.m. to noon, May 20. The morning includes games, activities and cake. It's free. Registration isn't required.
You also can drop by the park at any time to see the goats for free. The park is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday. Oak View features a collection of historic buildings, lots of grassy areas to run around and have a picnic on, the barn and a farm history center with activities for kids.
The park is at 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh, off Poole Road.