Thursday, September 23, 2010

WALK Tacoma "Step into Fall" Lunchtime Walking Series

Please join Downtown: On the Go! on each of the five Fridays throughout October as we take a lunchtime walk along each of the five WALK Tacoma routes. Join us on this walk and receive a set of WALK Tacoma walking maps.

Friday, October 1, 12-1pm:
Wright Park to Stadium District Walk
Come out to see the fall color of Wright Park and enjoy the history of the Stadium District. Meet up near Wright Park white lions on 6th Ave. Enjoy cider and autumn treats for this walking series kick-off event.

Friday, October 8, 12-1pm:
Downtown to Hilltop Walk
Meet up in front of the historic Woolworth Building on 11th and Broadway.

Friday, October 15, 12-1pm:
South Waterfront to Tacoma Dome Station Walk
Meet up in front of Union Station and return via the Link. Includes a brief tour of the public exhibition of Chihuly glass inside of Union Station.

Friday, October 22, 12-1pm:
North Waterfront to Theatre District Walk
Meet at the corner of 9th and Broadway for this walk in the heart of downtown.

Friday, October 29, 12-1pm:
Brewery District to South Downtown Walk
Meet in front of The Swiss for this walk of the historic brewery district.

About the WALK Tacoma Downtown Walking Maps
In early 2010, Downtown: On the Go! convened a group of stakeholders within the downtown community to create downtown focused walking maps. With goals that included incentivizing walking as a healthy lunchtime activity, encouraging awareness of walkable distances, and cultivating an appreciation of Tacoma’s rich past, present, and future, the stakeholders developed five downtown walking map routes.

Branded as WALK Tacoma by a PLU Student Design Team, each route takes the pedestrian on an interpretive tour of 8-10 sites. Even veteran Tacomans will discover something new as each map blends information on major landmarks and hidden gems. Routes average 1.5 miles in length, range in difficulty, and include estimates for calories burned. To learn more about how to obtain a set or sets of maps, click here.


  1. Awesome, I will join you on a few of these! Great idea to get people out and about during their lunch break.

  2. I really like the Walk Tacoma program-would like to see it adopted by other neighborhoods.

  3. Love this program-I would like to see some other neighborhoods in Tacoma adopt a similar pedestrian approach to their neigborhoods!