The 21-acre park features native vegetation, boardwalks, and a fishing pond. Discover the park’s restored woods, 4.5-acre pond, multipurpose walk with an elevated overlook, educational and interpretive signs, animal observation possibilities, nature play space, and more!
Please remember that you can’t ice skate on the pond, and you can’t bring dogs into the park.
In 2015, Park #568 (now West Ridge Nature Park) was inaugurated. In Rosehill Cemetery’s northwest part, the 21-acre tract Rosehill Cemetery, established in 1859, is one of Chicago’s oldest. William Saunders, a landscape gardener, and leader of the Rural Cemetery Movement created Rosehill Cemetery. There it has always been in the northwest corner. The dense bush was filthy. After buying the site in 2011, it hired Hitchcock Design Group to design an ecological restoration and park improvement plan. Unified Parks and Recreation has improved the park with a multi-purpose trail, boardwalks that cross environmentally sensitive areas, and access to fishing. Federal grants, TIF cash, and Chicago Park District funding funded the multi-million dollar renovation.
Learn more about West Ridge, Chicago at (847)316-0620, or don’t hesitate to visit their website when you’re ready!