After reluctantly taking a trip with her Mother to Unity Park in Logan Square, a Young Girl befriends an eccentric Tree Keeper who teaches her the history of the area, while simultaneously engaging her imagination.
After meeting a friendly Tree Keeper named Lynn, a young girl named Harper and her overworked Mom are called to go on an adventure of the imagination. Gazebos become jellyfish, a playground morphs into a dense jungle, and Lynn is revealed to be much more than she seems. Join them as the group explores Unity Park, which contains a rich and vibrant history, and learn about its place in the Logan Square area. The group will visit the Illinois Centennial Monument, explore the park and all of its imaginative wonders, and even take a trip to Milwaukee Avenue, which according to Harper brims with alien life. It’s an adventure for the ages!
About CCT Walkie Talkies
Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local theater artist, resulting in a fun and educational new audio series that children and families can enjoy together, outdoors and safely, even over the winter months, while learning more about the beautiful city they live in.
So lace up your sneakers, pop in your ear buds, and take a guided walk through some of Chicago’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Each episode is under one hour and comes with an interactive map to guide families and classroom field trips on each bite-sized journey, plus photos of top tour highlights, vocabulary keys, recommended reading and song lists, and other fun, family activities.
Walkie Talkies are a gift from our supporters’ families to yours!
Before you start…we recommend you download this walking map and resources and review it first. You may also want to bring a bluetooth speaker or some wireless headphones so everyone in the family can listen together. We recommend listening to the podcast once before venturing out on your hike. There are lots of great resources included!