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. 

  • Come to Our First Ever Winter Gathering
Join us on Sunday, January 27, at Green Briar Field House, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. On the program: urban wildlife, nature preserve highlights, wildlife photography and group displays.  Find more information on our Activities Page. 

  • Revel in Our VERY GOOD News
The Chicago Park District will work on Nature Play Area construction November 2018 through part of 2019. 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,