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
We're winding down our activities in September. Check the dates on our Activities Page, including nature walks, a kids fishing clinic, and the Stewardship Word Day. 

And don't forget our last Family Natures Day of the season  on September 23.  The focus will be on how animals prepare for the winter season

  • 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,