Fall is a great time to take a stroll through the West Ridge Nature Preserve. Check out the new Tree Tops mosaic sculptures while you’re there! The Tree Tops are the latest addition to the nature preserve and were created by the Green Star Movement as part of the city’s 50/50 Art Project.
Join Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer and me as we unveil the finished 50/50 art piece in the West Ridge Nature Preserve on October 21, 2017, at 2:00 pm!
With the help of neighbors from areas throughout the Ward, including representatives of ASNA, WANT, WEAR, BCO, GRO, NEW and the West Ridge Nature Preserve, Green Star Movement was chosen as our artist and the medium of a free-standing mosaic was selected. Over 450 neighbors helped to choose between two designs created by Green Start Movement by voting online.
Commissioner Gainer and I will also announce plans for a new DIVVY station across from the entrance to the nature preserve, 5800 N. Western Ave, to increase accessibility to this very special place. There will also be an announcement about another public art piece thanks to a partnership with the County.
Learn more about the nature preserve’s history here.