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


  • Mark Your Calendars for June 20, 3 - 9 p.m.  
Say "Hello Summer" at our first ever community Festival. We are celebrating the grand opening of our newly built Nature Play Area.  The 20th also happens to be the end of the school year and the day before summer begins. Hope to see you there. Learn more on our Activities Page. 

  • Check Out Other Upcoming Activities
You can participate in Bird Walks, Kids Fishing Clinics, Work Days and Forest Play Group. 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.

  • 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,