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 them out on our Activities Page, including new nature walks, junior naturalist program and bat monitoring. And don't forget the end-of-the month Family Natures Day.

                               Thanking Dow and Starbucks

  • Read about Nature Play Area Needs on News page
We have a September deadline for raising funds through business donors and individuals. Please help.

  • Donate: Nature Play Area Fund Raising Campaign