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 New Forest Play Group
Learn about our weekly outdoor play group for young children (birth - age 5) on our Activities Page. 

  • Participate in Fall Activities
Stewardship Work Days  and Bird Walks will continue through November. Check dates on our Activities Page

  • Hear Our Urgent Nature Play Area Plea
We need $20,000 for construction to begin. We call upon individuals, organizations and businesses to make any size tax deductible donation. Read more on Activities and News pages.

  • Donate to Nature Play Area Fund Raising Campaign
1) Click on the yellow donate button at bottom of page,
2) Send a check to PAC Treasurer Tom Murphy,