West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

View from a Bench:

Contemplating

the Change of Seasons.   

Have You Tried Our New Benches?

As you check out activity in the Preserve, you can pause and observe while sitting on new benches provided by the Chicago Park District. As the seasons change, there are changing nature stories all around you.

After three years of tireless advocating by the PAC and community members, we finally have these rustic looking benches at three locations. Made of wood and simple in structure, they blend into the environment just as we envisioned. 

Now you can rest a bit as you walk around the pond, go out to the east overlook, or stroll through the oak woods.

Enjoy quiet contemplation or invite others for a chat.

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