West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

Above in 2015: West Ridge Nature Preserve's September grand opening.

Now in 2020: Hoping to celebrate five years of flourishing flora, fauna and programs this fall.

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

Please Note


   Support Preserve Name Approval


We know you’ll be surprised. We were, too, when we learned that our preserve is still listed as Park 568 – not West Ridge Nature Preserve.


After successfully navigating the first stage of the Chicago Park District naming process, we’re heading for the final stretch. That’s where you come in.'


Please register your support for the name “West Ridge Nature Preserve Park” through [email protected]


The park has been widely known as West Ridge Nature Preserve for more than five years. In addition, the name is geographically appropriate as the park is adjacent to prehistoric ridges in the area, thus meeting a park district naming criterion.


The Park District Board of Commissioners will vote to approve this name on October 14, 2020. This date marks the end of a required 45 day community input process.


Thank you for your support. 


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