West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

The Preserve Has Flourished

During Our Hiatus.    

Enjoy! Protect! Be Safe!

Nature Preserve Opened with

Unlocking of Gates on June 8

The Nature Preserve is once again open. Hopefully, the trajectory of the coronavirus will continue to decline, enabling us to resume some of our PAC  activities. 


We have planned bird and nature walks, kids' fishing clinics, citizen science monitoring, toddler play group and so much more. The first two - bird and nature walks - will be the first to resume as they lend themselves to social distancing.


We had to forgo our early June "Hello Summer" Festival and are especially sad about that but hope to be able to celebrate our Fifth Anniversary in a safe way.


In the meantime, check out the activity boxes below for an overview of what we do. And if you're interested in volunteering, let us know on the Contact Page.


Click Here for Seasonal Calendar of PAC Activities

Read More about Our PAC Sponsored and Self-Directed Activities

 Nature Play Group    (registration required)