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


  • Join Our Forest Play Group
We sponsor a Friday outdoor play group for young children (birth - age 5). See our Activities Page. 

  • Check Out Our Upcoming Activities
Our ever popular birds walks are underway. A Work Day Coming UP. Find more information on our Activities Page. 

  • Revel in Our VERY GOOD News
The Chicago Park District is working on Nature Play Area construction. Completion date: beginning of June. Thank you for your past and continuing support. Check out  News page.

  • Learn about Recent NestWatch Membership
This membership enables us to contribute information to a national database and provides us with educational materials.  Go to News page. 

  • Donate to West Ridge Nature Preserve
1) Click on the yellow donate button at bottom of page,
2) Send a check to PAC Treasurer Tom Murphy,