Parkside Farm is a reservation and by appointment only farm in Byron Center, MI founded by Nicole Zaagman in 2021. Parkside Farm sits on 8 acres and was named for its peaceful, "park-like" setting filled with trees and natural beauty. In the day you can watch clouds roll by, see amazing sunsets and star gaze at night. Our farm is 20 minutes south of downtown Grand Rapids, not far from the Grand Rapids International Airport, many restaurants, various entertainment options and shopping venues.
Parkside Farm offers a unique and curated menu of services including a barn theater for small family gatherings and events, relaxing overnight RV and farmhouse Airbnb stays, photography sessions, hands-on pygmy goat farm educational experiences and mobile pygmy goat visits for special events such as school visits, assisted living enrichment, festivals and birthday parties. Our prayer is for the Lord to use Parkside Farm as a place of restoration and blessing and to spread joy with others.
But Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God
all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NIV
The first floor of our 100 year old farm house and farm is perfect for retreats, small business meetings, team building exercises, client presentations, and more. Includes free WIFI and parking and varied amenities located on the first floor of our 100 year old western inspired farmhouse.
In 2022, Nicole Zaagman authored and photo-illustrated a storybook about baby Samson the pygmy goat. Samson was born at Parkside Farm 10/28/22. A little miracle, Samson's storybook and his cute merchandise has gone on to spread joy to those of all ages around the world.
Farm & Mobile Visits
Farm Founder, Nicole Zaagman offers the Jump for JOY Program™ utilizing pygmy goats, coaching and art activities helping participants build social skills, improve self confidence and relieve stress. You can also book a mobile pygmy goat visit for an upcoming special event or celebration.
Farm Founder, Nicole Zaagman offers her professional photography services at Parkside Farm. Pet, Family and Senior Portraits are her specialty. There's 8 acres of incredible natural environment with fun farm vignettes and outbuildings for the perfect photography backdrops.
We will definitely stay again!
"Our family had such a lovely holiday stay! We were snowed in for the entire time we stayed, but the house was beautifully decorated for Christmas and had all the supplies our family needed to make our time together comfortable and fun. Nicole was very helpful and answered any questions promptly. We will definitely stay again when we are in town! Thank for making our family holiday so special!" - Donna, Airbnb Farmhouse Stay