West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District


Good News! 


Nature Play Space Construction


Is Nearing Completion.


Come to the Grand Opening


June 20, 3 - 9 p.m. at the Preserve. 


Hooray, We Did It.! Thanks to your donations plus generous funding from the city, the Chicago Park District has almost finished constructing our Nature Play Space elements. The projected completion date: early June. Say Hello to Summer at our celebratory festival on June 20, 3 - 9 p.m. at the preserve! (rain date: June 21).

Check out the play space to keep track of the progress. A few folks already have. Highlights thus far: a mud kitchen, log crawl through tunnel, sensory area, large boulders, benches and tree trunk structure for climbing and shelter building. 


Please join us in encouraging children to continue playing and learning in our natural environment. As they explore and interact, they will experience joy while improving their cognitive, creative, social and physical skills. 


Next up: forming a Nature Play Space Committee. Once  construction is complete, the play space is ours. We need you, members of the community, to develop programming and assume responsibility for maintaining the area.  Express your interest on the Volunteer and Community Page

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