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

  • Revel in Our VERY GOOD News
The Chicago Park District will work on Nature Play Area construction November 2018 through part of 2019. Thank you for your past and continuing support. Check out Activities and News pages.

  • Donate to West Ridge Nature Preserve
1) Click on the yellow donate button at bottom of page,
2) Send a check to PAC Treasurer Tom Murphy,