West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

We Strive to Protect and Enhance

The Native Biodiversity of the Preserve

For People and Wildlife.

Our Members and Volunteers

Advocate, Educate and Work.

Preserve Walk-in entrance at 5801 N Western Ave
(Intersection of Ardmore & Western
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


  • Participate in Preserve Activities
--Kids Fishing Clinics:   Wednesday, July 11;  Saturday, July 21; 
        Wednesday, July 25;  Sunday, July 29;   9 - 11 a.m.
--Stewardship Workday:  Saturday, July 15,  10 a.m. - noon
--Citizen Science Monitoring 
         Frogs:  Sunday, July 8. 8:45 p. m. 
         Butterflies/Odinates:  Wednesday, July 11,  12-30/1:30 p.m.
                                        Sunday, July 15,  12:30/1:30 p.m.

                               Thanking Dow and Starbucks

  • Read about Nature Play Area Needs on News page

  • Donate: Nature Play Area Fund Raising Campaign