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
August is packed full of things to do at the preserve. Check the dates on our Activities Page, including new nature walks, junior naturalist program and bat monitoring. 

And don't forget our August 25th Family Natures Day.  A specials raffle will take place to help fund our Nature Play Area. (See below.)

  • Hear Our Urgent Nature Play Area Plea
We need $20,000 for September 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,