West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District


Spring Is Here.

Summer Will Be Coming Soon.

Our Activity Season Is in Full Swing.


Say Hello 

to Summer

at Our Community Festival

 in the Nature Preserve

June 20, 3 - 9 p.m.

(Rain Date: June 21)

Celebrating the Grand Opening

of Our Newly Built Nature Play Space

Afternoon and Evening Activities for All Ages

School's Out. Summer Starts. Please Join Us.

Admission FREE - Donations Appreciated


3 - 5 p.m.
Community exhibits* - crafts - food trucks - face painting - nature activities - souvenir table - music by From the Start and Music House
5 - 7 p.m.
In addition: campfire - mashmallow roast - sensory tables -
shelter constrution  - dress up/role playing 
7 - 8 p.m.
Music by Ida May 
8 - 9 p.m.
Bat walk - stargazing

 Upcoming Activities at the Preserve

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Bird Walks 
June 2
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Kids Fishing Clinics
June 5
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
June 16
July 3 
July 21
Steward Work Day
June 16   
10 a.m. - noon
Jully 20
Summer Festival
           Rain Date
June 20
June 21 
3:30 - 9:00 p.m.

 Nature Hike 
 July 27
 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Meet Up
Registration Needed
June 7 
9:30 - 11:30  
 Monitoring Cycles

**Calling Frog Monitoring ongoing. New monitoring cycles begin in June. Click on entire seasonal calendar below or check Kiosk and Facebook.

    Special Nature Play Space Activities
    Chicago Park District and Lincoln Park Zoo 

    Alderman Andre Vasquez, Emily Oaks Nature Center, 
    Budlong Woods Library, Chicago Friends School, 
    Families Together Coop Nursery, High Ridge YMCA, 
    Master Naturalists, Neighbor to Neighbor libraries, 
    Peggy Notebaert Museum, Rogers Park/West Ridge 
    Historical Society, Forest Play School, West Ridge 
    Nature Preserve Toddler Meet Up, and more.....

Read More about Our PAC Sponsored and Self-Directed Activities

 Toddler Meet Up   (registration required)