As 4-H, high-school sweethearts, in 2010 we tied the knot and purchased our first property. In 2018 we bought our second property with a farmhouse built in 1900 with plans to remodel. In 2020, we installed a driveway, connecting both properties. In 2021, we felt led to offer RV camping and also purchased 3 pygmy goats from California and 1 from Ohio. In 2022, the Lord unexpectedly led us to purchase our third property. Also connected to our other properties, it features a remodeled farmhouse built in 1900, which we offer for overnight stays.Our combined 8 acres is peaceful and serene with birds and natural wildlife and very park like (hence the name, Parkside Farm). In the day you can watch clouds roll by, see amazing sunsets and star gaze at night. We are 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, GR International Airport, restaurants and shopping venues. We offer family friendly experiences including a barn theater, photography, goat and nature experiences and educational classes. Our prayer is for the Lord to use what He's given us to be a place of restoration and blessing for others.
Book 1 of our 3 secluded campsites surrounded by woods and wildlife. Electric hookup available and community bonfire pit and picnic area for cooking and conversation. Bring your RV, unplug and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature!
Enjoy a cozy and western inspired stay in our remodeled farmhouse built in 1900. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, we can comfortably host up to 10 guests (select STAY 5-10). For smaller groups of 1-4, rent the 1st floor of the farmhouse (select STAY 1-4). Whether passing through or planning a trip to our farm, we'd love to host you.
Host a small and intimate gathering with your friends, family or work team of 20 people or less at our barn theater! Experiences include a variety of times and options, including a vast DVD selection, popcorn machine and more. All barn experiences will be supervised by Parkside Farm and all participants are required to sign a waiver to participate.
Whether you're looking for a spring, summer or fall photoshoot, we have the perfect setup for you including woods, natural elements, and farm buildings for posing or backdrops. Bring your own camera or bring your own photographer, or hire our photographer. Sessions can include friends, pets and family members. All photo experiences will be supervised by Parkside Farm and all participants are required to sign a waiver to participate.
Enjoy a picnic and nature walk on the farm. During the summer and early fall, we enjoy seasonal flowers, plants, baby squirrels, rabbits, butterflies, hummingbirds, deer, turkeys and beautiful sunsets. All nature experiences will be supervised by Parkside Farm and all participants are required to sign a waiver to participate.
In 2022, we plan to host a few special educational classes for up to 10 participants. Our tentative schedule includes: a 1 hours nature photography class and a 45 minute maple syrup making class. We hope to offer art classes and more soon!
Registered Pygmy Goats
Growing up in 4-H and on family farms, we were very familiar with animals and agriculture. After 11 years of marriage, we purchased a momma pygmy goat (Iris) and her twin babies (JJ) and (Isabelle, Belle for short) from California. They began there long journey by van transport and arrived to their new home with us in October 2021. In January 2021, we picked up our herd buckling, Zorro from Ohio with plans for kidding dates in September 2021 and January 2023. We cannot wait to welcome our first babies born at Parkside Farm.Parkside Farm is the only registered pygmy goat breeder in West Michigan with the National Pygmy Goat Association. As proud members of the NPGA, we desire to uphold the breed and ethical standards required of membership and look forward to educating family's about pygmy goat husbandry, health and care. We are registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Michigan Office official Goat Scrapie ID program, Flock ID# MIK2048/Premise ID# 00QX7VA. We offer goat experiences throughout the summer. All goat experiences will be supervised by Parkside Farm and all participants are required to sign a waiver to participate.
Reviews & Recommendations
We were in site #1 which has a loose asphalt pad and was pretty flat. Between site #1 and #2, there is a community fire ring which has a large diameter that we used. And for a small additional fee, you can use their firewood, rather than bring your own. I have a 20 ft hybrid travel trailer and had no problems getting it backed into our spot, and I would agree it does have a nice "Park like feel". The hosts were very friendly and they have some cool unique options (like a movie theater) that you can rent too. Overall I would say that it was a great experience. - Michael O., RV Camper
Parkside Farm hosted our annual volunteer appreciation dinner in 2021 and we had a blast! We were able to utilize the bonfire area, play with the goats, bring in our own food and cook kabobs for our guests. The barn provided ample seating and we used the movie screen to share and watch organization updates with our guests. If you are in need of a spot to host your team or organization reach out to Parkside Farm. - Deb VanderBand, Executive Director of Equine Assisted Development
Pleasant. Very pretty land and nice big campfire pit. They were very nice and accommodating. Recommend. - Pashion O., RV Camper
I was relieved to find that Parkside Farm would host me three-year-old's birthday party. I was able to bring in my own food and piñata in their barn theater room. It was the perfect place to escape the January weather. They provided popcorn and a movie, we got to see the goats, too! The kids had a blast. - Lisa, Busy Mom of 3
I have never met couple of strangers that were more welcoming and understanding than these owners!!! Due to traffic delays we were unable to arrive until nearly midnight and not only were they out at our campsite to greet us but they were more than willing to assist us with setting up our camper and providing us with information about the campsite. When my girlfriend needed to use their home Internet to complete a college assignment they were more than understanding and willing to allow her to even though it was clearly not some thing offered normally. Due to a family issue we had to cut our stay short two days and due to rain we were unable to use the firewood that we had purchased through them. I was planning to consider the money spent a loss but these owners not only checked to see if I would like a refund but promptly refunded me the two night stay, two days worth of electricity and the four days worth I’ll firewood that I had purchased. These people were amazing and I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for lodging in the area. - Blake K., RV Camper
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We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
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www.parkside.farm does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Welcome to www.parkside.farm!
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Parkside Farm's Website, located at https://parkside.farm.
By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use www.parkside.farm if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Unless otherwise stated, Parkside Farm and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on www.parkside.farm. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from www.parkside.farm for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
- Republish material from www.parkside.farm
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from www.parkside.farm
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from www.parkside.farm
- Redistribute content from www.parkside.farm
This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof. Our Terms and Conditions were created with the help of the Terms And Conditions Template.
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Parkside Farm does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Parkside Farm,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Parkside Farm shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
Parkside Farm reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
- You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
- The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
- The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
- The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant Parkside Farm a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Hyperlinking to our Content
The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:
- Government agencies;
- Search engines;
- News organizations;
- Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
- System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:
- commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
- dot.com community sites;
- associations or other groups representing charities;
- online directory distributors;
- internet portals;
- accounting, law and consulting firms; and
- educational institutions and trade associations.
We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Parkside Farm; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.
These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Parkside Farm. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.
Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
- By use of our corporate name; or
- By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
- By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.
No use of Parkside Farm's logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.
Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.
We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:
- limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
- limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
- exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.
As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.