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


  • Congratulations to Our New Officers  
A special thanks to members who voted in January on-line or at the PAC meeting. The officers for 2020 are:  Martha Alexakos, President; Tim Later, Vice President; Jim Hanna,Treasurer; Mary Gallagher, Secretary; and Evie Moran, Assistant Secretary. 

  • Help with and/or Check on Upcoming Activities
During the winter months we tend to hibernate a bit while gearing up for warmer weather activities. Our officers and committee chair persons are beginning to plan. Stay tuned. We will be posting new information on our Activities Page.  Want to help? Sign up on Contact Page.

  • Have You Tried Out Our New Benches? 
Wooden benches are the newest addition to the  the Chicago Park District.  See photo and read about it on the  News Page.  
  • Remember Our Nature Play Space Opening ?  
June 20th has come and gone and we're reliving happy memories of that special festival day and the official opening of our Nature Play Space. Read the story and view photos in the Story Box on our News Page.  under "Other News."

  • Donate to West Ridge Nature Preserve
 Click on the YELLOW donate button at bottom of page.